For managers, marketers, business owners and entrepreneurs who want to understand how to craft strategic collaborations to innovate, develop new products or grow new markets.

Crafting Collaborations builds real skills and insights into how to design successful partnerships and innovate as a result.

You will develop a greater understanding of what collaborations are in a disruptive market and how to leverage them.

By developing an in-depth understanding of collaboration readiness, you will be able to identify skill gaps and risks well in advance and know how to best proceed into a collaborative agreement.

You will find out how to increase the chances of successful collaborations and minimise waste in terms of time, talent and money. So that when you say, “we need to collaborate” you can be confident that you have the skills, resources and processes to back it up.

Working together, we will design a personalised and specific Collaboration Activation Plan that allows you to fully utilise the creativity, ideas and tactics gained throughout the course.

Is this Program right for my Business?

If you have identified an opportunity to collaborate to help diversify and grow your business, enter new markets or develop new products or services, this course is for you.

If you want to:

Build effective partnerships from an individual, team and whole of business perspective.

Establish new partnerships or get your existing partnerships working better.

Know what questions to ask when creating new business models via collaboration.

Understand why a start-up mentality is crucial to collaboration success.

Be prepared for threats and roadblocks that commonly emerge in new partnerships.

Learn the art of smart prioritisation – knowing where to invest finances, energy, human capital and other key resources.

Reduce risk to the business and reputational damage from a failed collaboration.

Program Structure

Design your own practical and detailed Collaboration Activation Plan.

This is a four-week course, and we've built-in some flexibility to help you find a balance between work, life and study. The key thing to remember is that you will be working on solving a real business problem in this course, and your business will benefit directly from it.

At the end of the course, you will have designed a creative yet practical and detailed Collaboration Activation Plan that’s ready to be implemented.

Session Focus


Your Learning Process

It starts with Strategy. Sometimes you can't see the wood for the trees. Getting another perspective from someone who is not in your shoes can help you to get out of the detail and look at the big picture.

Co-designing smart, creative strategy with our clients so there is buy in, commitment and understanding.

Identifying the skill and capability needed within people/businesses to successfully execute the strategy. And facilitating the learning and development with clients to respond to the skill gaps.

Co-designing the processes, systems and internal resources need to successfully execute the strategy.

Being alongside clients and acting as a strategic and creative sounding board as the ideas and plans are executed into the market.




Real-World Experimentation

Learning + Development


Resource Design

Kiikstart Cycle

Your eLearning Experience

In this increasingly virtual world, eLearning is here to stay. However, this is not your average eLearning experience. It will be engaging, collaborative, practical and bespoke. We will be working to solve a real problem in your business. Your time spent learning will not be time away from your business; it will be time invested in your business.

Your face to face Experience – in person or remotely

This will not be your normal in person learning experience whether it be face to face on site or using a platform of your choice working remotely. It will be engaging, collaborative, practical and bespoke. We will be working to solve a real problem in your business. Your time spent learning will not be time away from your business; it will be time invested in your business.

Success Story: Kiikstart & Australian Regional Tourism

Kiikstart approached Australian Regional Tourism (ART) with the aim of adding expertise and new models of learning to its Emerging Tourism Professional (ETP) Program.

ART wanted to ensure that younger professionals in wide-flung regional areas could be developed and stay in their regions. Not move to metropolitan areas.

There was a need to ensure that entrepreneurial learnings and innovation best practice was made accessible to those young professionals. ART recognised Kiikstart had the energy and expertise to develop participants to take the next step in career and build an impactful brand.

ART and Kiikstart formed a successful partnership due to an alignment of values and that our work together would deliver wider benefit and outcome beyond each of the project participants.

While ART had the networks and participants, we were able to provide the content, expertise and resources to design and deliver a best practice experience to the industry.

Delivered across regional Australia, Kiikstart and ART worked together to design a forward-thinking professional development program that would bring together a community of young leaders.

It was essential that ETP bought a personalised approach to participants while providing creative, but challenging content that addressed the reality of being part of regional tourism.

The partnership allowed a new learning and development experience to be taken to young tourism leaders in a way that was more increasing accessible. This approach also delivered contemporary, globally aware, regionally focused content not available in traditional leadership programs.

At the end of the two programs, participants made significant changes in how they work and began to take steps towards shaping their new career pathways.  The majority of participants have taken on senior roles as a result of being part of the ETP experience.

What they said...

Regional Tourism Ambassador, Ali Uren, is a valued contributor to the Tourism Hub providing engaging and informative advice and information to industry.

Ali provides mentorship to successful applicants of the Emerging Tourism Professional Program. Through Ali's guidance candidates have developed career activation plans and have been successful in progressing their career and securing new roles. With her enthusiasm for developing people, it is always a pleasure working with Ali.