Building Collaborative Connections

Building Collaborative Connections with Tricia Broderick and Michigan Technology Services


Michigan Technology Services offers instructor-led Building Collaborative Connections training, as well as other Agile and Scrum courses, through a partnership with Tricia Broderick.

In a pre-Covid world our training would take place at our location in the Farmington Hills/Novi area, 20 miles outside of Detroit, or at your location anywhere around the world. Our Agile workshops and Agile coaching sessions are now offered online/virtually, reducing your need to travel.

While many educators fly into metro Detroit to deliver Scrum and Agile classes at a hotel, and then leave, our core group of trainers and coaches live here, grew up here and/or support the local Agile community. We continue to sponsor regional Agile conferences and meetups. We have successfully run Agile Leadership, ScrumMaster and Product Owner courses for multiple teams from globally recognized organizations.

What is the Building Collaborative Connections workshop?

Many leaders and teams have been told “collaboration is essential”.  Yet, people often struggle to build and maintain collaborative connections environments.  Although there is no one list of steps to help people move from cooperation to collaboration, there are key concepts to unpack.

In this workshop, participants build context for elements needs to foster collaborative learning environments. Together, participants unpack various concepts to actively promote within the team that builds and maintains relationships. Gain practice in a set of techniques that aid in inclusivity and shared ownership. All while, discovering new possibilities through learning and laughter.

To advance your leadership and teams, it’s time to explore the benefits of collaborative connections.

Workshop Topics:

Day 1 (four hours):

  • Why building collaborative connections is essential for knowledge work success?
  • Explore what entails creating inclusive collaborative connections
  • Analyze and practice skills for building connections related to listening, trust and appreciation
  • Deliberate Practice Assignment

Day 2 (four hours)

  • Why transparency is pivotal for shared ownership and connections?
  • Explore elements necessary to create collaborative learning environments
  • Analyze and practice maintaining collaborative connections related to stakeholder assessments and negotiation
  • Recommendations for a variety of next steps in your learning journey



Recommended Texts

“Lead without Blame” by Diana Larsen and Tricia Broderick

Your Workshop Leader:

Tricia Broderick, co-author of Lead without Blame, will teach this workshop. She is a leadership and organizational advisor. Tricia has over twenty-five years of experience in the software development industry. Her transformational leadership, at all levels of an organization, ignites the growth of leaders and high performing teams to deliver quality outcomes. Tricia boldly role models putting people first. Her aim is to create inclusive connections and collaborations that challenge and support people in an authentic, vulnerable, and engaging way. As a result, she is a highly-rated trainer, coach, facilitator, and motivational keynote speaker. In 2020, she founded Ignite Insight + Innovation.

Additional Benefits of taking our Building Collaborative Connections course

Participants are eligible for Scrum Educational and Professional Development Units


Dates for our upcoming Building Collaborative Connections workshop will be announced soon.  While we are located in Farmington Hills the Building Collaborative Connections  workshop will be virtual.

Please note that Tricia’s workshops typically sell out.  Our training sessions will be limited to 20 people.

Want an Building Collaborative Connections workshop for your team?

Private classes for groups are available upon request. Contact us by email or call 248-489-0408 for details.

For complete information on Agile and Scrum Training classes or to request a class date contact Michigan Technology Services. 248-489-0408

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