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theatre dybbuk's The Art of Collaborative Leadership

The Art of Collaborative Leadership is theatre dybbuk's professional development training for corporate and non-profit team members, leaders, and boards. We work with organizations to help participants develop their communication skills while learning new techniques for effective collaboration.

Most of the workshops listed below are also available in an online format.

Our leadership workshops can also be adapted for students at the college level.


The Art of Collaborative Visioning 

Our facilitators take participants through a step-by-step process, enabling them to see how best to encourage productive brainstorming that results in tangible outcomes. All attendees engage with structures and techniques designed to facilitate inclusive conversations and to build community in efficient ways. Individuals come together around their specific interests, passions, and their organizations' missions to collaboratively imagine programs, initiatives, and other partnership opportunities that speak to their organizational and communal goals.

Key takeaways:

  • new initiatives, programs, and/or events that speak to your own personal skills aligned with the passions of others in the local and national communities

  • envisioning collaboration as an opportunity to look for points of intersection, even among seemingly disconnected elements

  • tools for empathetic listening and productive conversation

  • techniques for facilitating productive planning sessions for boards and staff members

Visioning and Time Management

We guide all who attend through a process in which they identify their goals and imagine the specific steps needed to reach them. By the end of the session, attendees will have received tools, tips, and guidelines for crafting a calendar that aligns with their priorities.

Key takeaways:

  • a deeper understanding of how to navigate personal and professional priorities

  • techniques to identify necessary commitments and manage expectations

  • tools for developing a schedule which aligns with one's goals

Leadership and the Art of Storytelling

In this session, all participants identify and develop their own unique narratives, aligning their personal stories with their organizations' missions. Participants are then encouraged to share these narratives with the group, at which point they receive structured feedback meant to guide the storytellers towards crafting concise, clear statements.

Key takeaways:

  • methods for effective personal and organizational storytelling

  • public speaking skills and techniques

  • models for giving progressive feedback

  • a deeper understanding of the ways in which vulnerability can align with leadership

Your Mission in Sixty Seconds

How do we communicate what we're about in a clear and concise manner? In this workshop, attendees discover the essence of their organizations' missions and personal narratives. Once these stories are identified, we shape them into 60-second pitches. This session focuses on both the content of the pitch and the manner in which it is presented, with feedback and guidance offered around public speaking and presentation styles.

Key takeaways:

  • a 60 second pitch of your personal and/or organizational mission

  • techniques for getting to the heart of any story or mission quickly and clearly

  • public speaking skills and techniques

  • models for giving progressive feedback

Embodying Leadership

This session is a wonderful opportunity for colleagues to interact in unexpected ways while engaging in focused play, discovering how movement combined with the act of creation can open up new pathways for collaboration. Our facilitators encourage all participants to utilize language, visual inspirations, and performance techniques to create theatrical experiences in this "on-our-feet" workshop. Together, we explore space, voice, and body to illuminate the complexities of our communication styles. 

Key takeaways:

  • increased awareness of physical presence

  • tools for collaboration and partnership

  • facilitation techniques for structuring meetings

  • models for feedback and productive conversation

We can also create a custom workshop tailored to your organization's needs.

To bring The Art of Collaborative Leadership to your organization, please contact us at or by phone at 


Past and current partners include: Moishe House; The Open Dor Project; The Lainer School; Jewish Federation and Family Services Orange County; Jewish Big Brothers Big Sisters of Los Angeles; CLI, the Jewish Federation of LA’s Young Leadership training initiative; Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion; Jewish Federation of Portland; Jewish Federations of North America; The Bronfman Fellowship; JPRO; Hillel 818; Hillel at UCLA; USC Hillel; and United Jewish Federation of Tidewater.

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