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The Future of Collaboration

This module introduces participants to a range of perspectives, frameworks, and tools that enable effective collaboration in hybrid contexts with people from a range of cultures, personalities, and working styles. Participants will then have to apply what they have learned to a live team project.

The Future of Collaboration: Effective Teamwork for a Hybrid Workplace

Free of Charge

for eligible students from ATN member universities.

Optimal Module

for those in the second half of their PhD studies.

Suitable For

all Higher Degree by Research students of all disciplines.

Working collaboratively both online and offline is a key skill in the future of work, with hybrid and remote working now a modern norm. Critical to effective collaboration is the understanding and consideration of a range of perspectives (different to our own!), including frameworks and tools that act as powerful enablers.

This module approaches collaborative working from a human-centred perspective by providing a range of frameworks and tools that can be applied to increase understanding and empathy between team members. These help us celebrate diversity in the workplace and connect with people from a range of cultures, personalities, and working styles.

Participants will be introduced to online collaboration tools that will both expand their skillset and enable more effective hybrid working. They’ll apply what they’ve learned in a live team project so they can further develop and practice their own approach to collaborative working.

The key here is the act of collaboration as opposed to achieving an excellent group outcome – it’s the learnings along the way that will provide the biggest take-aways and impact for participants in their current and future work.

I love the fact that it was not just a theoretical aspect but also included a practical aspect. I was able to put what I learned in the course into practice, and I enjoyed this.

Student, September 2023

Hear about the module from Dr Jo Li Tay


This module has four themes:

Learning hours: Total of approximately 8-10 hours of learning across 4 weeks. Your learning will consist of approx. 8 hours of asynchronous online learning within the OpenLearning platform + 2 hours of synchronous learning in a series of live online facilitated workshops with your expert facilitator (dates and times in the 2024 Delivery Dates section below).

2024 Delivery dates

5 February – 1 March

Online Workshops
9 February 2024 (12:00 pm – 1:00 pm AEDT)
1 March 2024 (12:00 pm – 1:00 pm AEDT)

29 April – 24 May

Online Workshops
3 May 2024 (1:00 pm – 2:00 pm AEST)
24 May 2024 (1:00 pm – 2:00 pm AEST)

29 July – 23 August

Online Workshops
2 August 2024 (12:00 pm – 1:00 pm AEST)
23 August 2024 (12:00 pm – 1:00 pm AEST)

28 October – 22 November

Online Workshops
1 November 2024 (12:00 pm – 1:00 pm AEDT)
22 November 2024 (12:00 pm – 1:00 pm AEDT)