You might recognize this:
Struggling relationships, hesitation to speak up, (unspoken) tensions and conflict… These behaviours consume a lot of time, energy, and frustration AND they often lead to poor results as well. Defensive behaviour is usually the root cause of this! These defenses often get triggered by fears. We all want to feel competent, a sense of belonging and significance. 
Learning to handle your own defensiveness and that of others is the key to solving problems and working together productively. Luckily, are some practical collaboration skills that anyone can learn!
Radical Collaboration was created by Jim Tamm, co-author of the book ‘Radical Collaboration’. Curious already? Take a look at his TED Talk! 

The 5 Radical Collaboration skills


Stay non-defensive and commit to mutual success in relationships.


Be open and create a climate where it is safe to raise difficult issues.


Taking ownership of choices and their consequences.


Understand your own and others’ needs and intentions.


Use collaborative 

methods for conflict resolution

The Radical Collaboration training

This is the official Radical Collaboration training course that stands as the ultimate, fully-fledged exploration into the world of effective partnership and teamwork. You will deep dive in all the Radical Collaboration concepts and practice all the competences you need to collaborate successfully. The course keeps a balance between input,  team- and personal development.

You can tailor your learning journey according to your preferences. We offer an intense 3-day program, designed for those who thrive in a fast-paced environment and wish to accelerate their collaborative skills. Or alternatively, choose a more leisurely route with our 4-day program, allowing for ample free time and moments of introspection, fostering a deeper assimilation of the material.

Ideally, we base the work on the results of a Collaborative Skill Climate Survey so we can really intervene where it makes the most sense.

Not really what what you are looking for? Don’t worry, we have some other services related with team collaboration:

You will learn to:

Stop defensive reactions and assist others in doing the same, enabling open discussions about challenging issues.

Become skilled at discussing tough issues while making everyone feel comfortable. This makes teamwork smoother and problem-solving better.

Gain the ability to resolve problems and mediate conflicts through skilled conversations. This keeps collaboration productive.

Understand how you work in a team. Adapt your style for better interactions with others.

Learn to manage differences and disagreements well. Turn them into opportunities for growth and solutions.

Develop strategies for real-world teamwork challenges. Be ready to face and overcome.

You cannot compete externally if you can't collaborate internally!

For who?

Everybody who needs to collaborate and/or negotiate both inside your organisation/company as outside:


  • Companies (big and small)
  • NGO’s (big and small)
  • Governmental agencies and institutions
  • Academic organisations and institutions
  • Research organisations
  • Political parties
  • Labour unions
  • Mediators
  • ….

When to use?

Radical Collaboration is a useful approach for everybody who needs to get something don with other people whether internal or external:

  • Changes in a team
  • Mergers
  • Difficult team dynamics
  • Lobbying, negotiations & mediation
  • Labour negotiations
  • Coalition talks
  • Cross-team projects
  • Intercultural environments

Meet your trainers

Mara Callaert

Sven Retoré

Related Services

Do you want assesses how well your organization collaborates? The Collaborative Skill Climate Survey evaluates strengths and weaknesses in employees’ and the organization’s collaboration skills. This survey resulted from international research to measure how an organization’s collaborative climate affects its effectiveness. It focusses on the five collaboration skills.

The survey assesses these skills in two aspects: the current level and the desired level for optimal performance. A small gap means satisfaction with the collaborative climate, while a larger gap signifies dissatisfaction and a need for improved skills.

Once we’ve got the survey results in hand, we can zoom in on the exact skills your team needs to work on. This way, we can make sure we’re hitting the mark and getting the results you want.

Do you want to dip your toes in the world of Collaboration? Feel like exploring what is holding you and your team back from working together like clockwork? Then this, 1 or 2 day Collaboration booster, might be the right path for you. 

We’ll dig into the 5 key collaboration skills. You’ll gain insights into how your preferences impact your team dynamics. We’ll also tackle the topic of defensiveness and equip you with strategies to handle conflicts effectively.

You can choose either the 1-day or 2-day option. Think of the 1-day workshop as a teaser, while the extended 2-day workshop allows for more hands-on practice and self-reflection time.

For those looking for a deeper transformation, consider our in-depth Radical Collaboration training. This comprehensive approach ensures you get the most out of your investment. Join us on this collaborative journey and experience a new way of working together.

Embark on a transformative experience with Interest-Based Negotiation! This 1-day workshop digs deeper in the “problem solving and negotiation skill” of Radical Collaboration. It will take you on a journey from conventional negotiations to the realm of collaborative problem-solving.

During this day, you’ll gain insight into unraveling the underlying interests and needs of all parties, leading to solutions that foster mutual benefits. With an interactive approach, we’ll guide you through the steps and application of Interest-Based Negotiation techniques.

Get ready to tap into your creativity and unveil innovative solutions that boldly tackle even the most difficult challenges. Join us and discover the magic of negotiations that truly works.

If you’ve taken part in our Radical Collaboration  training or the collaboration booster and you think your team could use ongoing support to keep track of progress and find areas to grow, our Collaboration Team Coaching program is here to help. With this program, your team can have regular or ad-hoc meetings with one of our Radical Collaboration trainers. It’s like having a collaboration coach by your side.

To get started, you can also take our Collaborative Skill Survey. This survey helps you identify where there might be gaps in your collaboration skills. This way, we can tailor our coaching sessions to focus on what your team needs most. 


Augmented Reality (AR)

What is it?

Augmented Reality is adding a digital layer on top of a printed document (graphic recording, infographic, manual…). Using your phone or your tablet you will be able to see or hear extra information like images, videos and webpages. You just need a portable machine with a camera and an internet connection.



It’s nothing new. AR applications have been around for decades. Despite all of the promise, it is only now since the rise of powerful smartphone technology that AR is ready to unleash its potential.

When to use it?

You might have noticed that the reality around is multi-layered and dynamic. Yet, most of the time we are trapped in static, single-layer, two-dimensional pages. Hence, Augmented Realiy works best on printed materials like posters, infographics, graphic recording and manualsSo, when does it makes sense to add AR to our design work:

  • You don’t have enough space to add all the information ;
  • You want extra information that is not relevant for everybody;
  • You want pictures, video, sound or webpage on a static page
  • You want to add interactivity
  • You need to update the information regularly 

Hassle free!

We are convinced that Augmented Reality only contributes to a project if it is user-friendly. So, if at all possible we work with tools that:

  • Require No APP
  • Works on all phones
  • Instant appearance of the visuals

Already convinced?