Lessons Learned

  • Agree to have time to work on collaborative efforts;
  • Have regular communication based on a mutually agreed upon time frame;
  • Include all members of the collaboration in the initiative and keep them all updated over time;
  • Be sensitive to time restrictions within each sector;
  • Develop clear shared language;
  • Use multiple strategies to support effective communication;
  • Find efficient ways to share information such as email updates and phone calls;
  • Formal and informal educational and training activities can help develop understanding through shared language;
  • Adapt communications as necessary as collaboration changes and grows.