Making Collaboration Work for You

Chicago Booth Alumni Club of Chicago

February 3, 2010: 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

A hands-on workshop to improve your results/benefits from collaboration. This sessions focuses on (a) identifying the right situations for collaborations and (b) being the best collaborator you can be.


Gleacher Center
450 North Cityfront Plaza Drive
Chicago, Illinois

Event Details

Finding The Right Collaborations & Being the Best Collaborator You Can Be Collaborations provide access to new knowledge and new people, enabling better results. This is the first of several sessions as part of the Booth Alumni Club's Collaboration on Collaboration series. Our objective is to help participants optimize their results from launching and participating in collaborations. In this workshop, we'll present key concepts around: 1. Finding the right collaborations -- finding the right people operating together in the best way to be your collaborators. * Places to look and strategies to use to find potential collaborators * Evaluating potential collaborations and potential collaborators 2. Being the best collaborator you can be - the frames of minds and behaviors that make you most effective (and most attractive) as a collaborator. At this hands-on workshop we'll identify, explore and test our interpersonal behaviors, preferences and attitudes so we can more fully capitalize on what collaborators can offer. Participants will leave with better strategies for collaborating. Participants will also have some opportunities after this session to get some support in using the strategies.


$15 for Chicago Club members and Booth students. $20 for non-members. P AYMENT BY CREDIT CARD REQUIRED AT TIME OF REGISTRATION!!! Registration fee includes a sandwich buffet dinner.


Register Online

Deadline: 1/31/2010


6:00 PM-6:30 PM: Light Dinner Buffet

6:30 PM-8:30 PM: Program

Speaker Profiles

David Friedman (Moderator)
Principal, Bridgewell Partners

David Friedman develops new business processes for interacting with customers and for working much more effectively within organizations. He is a Principal of Bridgewell Partners, a firm that focuses on helping business people improve their most critical business relationships. David works with professionals and salespeople on improving their business development results. Prior to founding Bridgewell Partners, David was a partner at McKinsey and Company, Inc.

Rachel Kaberon (Moderator)

Rachel Kaberon advances strategic decision-making by developing learning and leadership initiatives to further organizational effectiveness. Her independent consulting activities at Arkay Solutions blend principles of design and learning utilizing alternative technologies to leverage informal or formal collaborations. She also has extensive experience improving outcomes through her business development work with Internet start-ups and from designing and organizing innovative process and system applications for Citibank and Chase consumer banking. She holds an MA in Public Policy from University of Chicago and doctorate work in learning theory from National-Louis. In addition to her consulting practice, she is currently an adjunct at IIT ID teaching a design policy course.

Eric Siegmann, `04 (Moderator)

Eric Siegmann is an independent consultant advising clients on how to dramatically boost their business using eCommerce, web 2.0, and social media tools and services. His 8 years consulting experience include work with new product/service development; online platform development; pricing strategy and financial modeling; and corporate strategy and business transformation. Industry specific work spans health care, insurance, and financial services. Besides being part of the Booth network, Eric is proud to be a Buckeye! Be sure to checkout his thoughts on eCommerce, web 2.0 and social media at


Dennis Aust