Circles and Squares: Why Collaboration Fails and Succeeds

John Vanek | September 23 | 1:30 - 2:30 PM | Room 2592

Responding to human trafficking requires collaborative effort; no single person, agency, or professional sector can be truly effective working alone. Yet the failure to effectively collaborate is the most common stumbling block for anti-trafficking organizations. Why is collaboration so difficult to initiate, achieve, and sustain?

Together we will explore why collaborative efforts most commonly fail, how we can become better collaborators as both individuals and as organizations, and – most importantly – what true collaboration can achieve. Learn how we all play a critical role in the response to human trafficking, while we unlock key steps we can take to create partnerships that will help all of us enhance our individual—and collective—response to modern slavery. 

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