Turf, Trust And Collaboration:
Practical Tools For Building Trust

Virtual Workshop | August 29, 2024

1:00 - 4:30 PM ET



Virtual Workshop

Virtual Workshop Hours

Coaching & Consulting black

Coaching Call

About the workshop

Collaborative Success Requires The Engagement And Commitment Of Partners To The Common Cause.

Increasingly, communities are using collaboration to tackle some of their most complex issues. We often dive into collaboration without truly understanding or embracing the human side of this work. This is even more challenging in a virtual environment. We focus more on the output or outcome rather than the process which is to our detriment. In managing complexity, we know that we must bring different voices and experiences to the table. How can we do this effectively when we don’t build practices which engage others and build trust?

This interactive virtual workshop is back by popular demand for one final session before Liz Weaver's retirement this Fall. The session focuses on the core leadership competency of trust-building. Collaborative success requires the engagement and commitment of partners to the common cause. A lack of trust can take collaborative efforts off track, but little attention is paid to actions that build trust, create connections and deal with mistrust. Participants in the workshop will walk away with ideas, tools and approaches to effectively engage diverse community partners and intentionally build trusting relationships and collaborative impact. Come prepared to share your experiences and insights on how to build trust.

Learn more by reading Liz's paper Turf, Trust, Co-Creation, and Collective Impact.


Workshop Pre-Learning

Review the participant workbook sent in advance to prepare you for the workshop

Assess your trust-building skill set by completing a self-assessment tool

Clarify your learning goals and come prepared to learn 

3.5 Hour Virtual Workshops 

Learn to use practical tools and approaches to build trust and deal with turf issues when they arise

Renew engagement and shared ownership within your organization or collaborative - learn to build deeper relationships 

Explore the intricacies of trust, how to build it and what to do when trust is broken

1-Hour Coaching Session

Bring your questions and experiences and learn from your peers in small group conversations

Deepen your understanding of the workshop content

Receive personalized support to translate your knowledge into action

this learning opportunity is designed specifically for those who:

  • Convenors or facilitators of collaborative tables where building trust is an imperative

  • Individuals who are members of organizational or collaborative teams seeking to build trust in your team

  • Individuals or teams experiencing broken trust and would like to work better together

  • Individuals or teams who are intrigued by the idea of trust and are seeking practical approaches to build trust.

meet the workshop facilitators


Liz Weaver

Liz Weaver is the co-CEO of Tamarack Institute and strategic lead for the Tamarack Learning Centre. The Tamarack Learning Centre advances community change efforts by focusing on five strategic areas including collective impact, collaborative leadership, community engagement, community innovation, and evaluating community impact. Liz is passionate about the power and potential of communities getting to impact complex issues. Prior to her current role at Tamarack, Liz led the Vibrant Communities Canada team assisting place-based collaborative tables to move their work from idea to impact.

pricing & logistics

Registration for this session is now open and limited to 70 learners to ensure a dynamic learning experience. Participants will be sent a pre-workshop package, including log-in details for the virtual workshop. All participants will receive an email to register for a follow-up coaching session one month after the event. At this interactive session, small groups of workshop participants will be encouraged to share their emerging questions and receive further support in translating the workshop’s learning into action.

Post-workshop, participants will be invited to register for a post-event coaching session. At this interactive session, small groups of workshop participants will be encouraged to share their emerging questions and receive further support in translating the workshop’s learning into action.

Can’t attend the workshop, but love the content? Get in touch with Isaac to learn more about how you can bring a custom version of this workshop to your organization or collaborative.

Single registration





group registration


We recommend attending with a colleague. Learn together to accelerate your impact!

tamarack member


All members of our Ending Poverty, Building Belonging, Youth Futures & Climate Transtitions networks are eligible for the group discount.

The Paul Born Be A Light Scholarship Fund

We want everyone to learn how to improve their community! To ensure this, Tamarack supports low-income learners through the Paul Born Be a Light Fund.

Please fill out this form if you would like to apply for a scholarship. You can also learn how you can donate to the Paul Born Be A Light Fund and get a charitable receipt. Reach out to Stephanie if you have any questions or concerns.