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Dialogue on the Essence of Collaboration

Fedor Ovchinnikov

Monday, August 19, 2013 from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM (PDT)

Dialogue on the Essence of Collaboration

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Have you ever wondered why carefully designed plans, policies, and procedures do not always work? Have you had a feeling that something important is missing in conventional ways of managing organizations and working in teams? Let’s explore it together! Join Hub members and the Bay Area Explorers of Organic Collaboration for an introductory session of the Dialogue on the Essence of Collaboration initiative.

Who Should Attend

This event is great for innovative change makers, open-minded start-up co-founders, participatory process designers, and for everyone else interested in exploring their natural capacity to collaborate and co-create.


The Dialogue on the Essence of Collaboration is an opportunity for Bay Area folks to come together weekly for an ongoing dialogue to deepen their understanding of collaboration. Besides participating in the dialogue, participants are encouraged to share capacity building practices and exercises. This is the very first time we come together in person to see how we emerge as a group. We’ll talk a little bit about the form of dialogue inspired by Bohm’s principles and do a couple of fun perceptual exercises to facilitate a direct experience of latent abilities we can harness to collaborate and co-create more effectively.

About your host

18215251_Fedor PhotoFedor is a participatory leadership practitioner with background in intercultural communication. Through his organization – the Center for Intercultural Communication – he educated 200+ executives, entrepreneurs, and business professionals in cultural intelligence. Fedor currently works on several projects in the field of leadership development and social innovation serving a diverse set of communities ranging from social entrepreneurs in West Africa, to China experts in Russia, to homeless people in the San Francisco Bay Area, to entrepreneurship scholars around the globe.

Fedor has a Bachelor’s and a Master’s degree in Asian and African Studies, both with honors, from Lomonosov Moscow State University where he studied resilience of complex socioeconomic systems of Asian and African countries. He has also studied team dynamics at the Stanford Graduate School of Business and social innovation through courses and workshops offered by the Presencing Institute, the Society for Organizational Learning, the Art of Hosting Fellowship and other communities of practice.

Have questions about Dialogue on the Essence of Collaboration? Contact Fedor Ovchinnikov

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Hub Berkeley
2150 Allston Way
Berkeley, CA 94704

Monday, August 19, 2013 from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM (PDT)

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