Online Hero’s Journey: Stories to Cultivate Creative Collaboration

Effective collaboration is about more than harmonious agreement or efficiency. Today’s complex challenges require teams to navigate ambiguity, unearth bold ideas, and embrace a new way of working—one that harnesses the power of diverse perspectives and creative thinking to push past the obvious, safe solutions to the truly innovative ones. Gain the skills and techniques you need to foster creative collaboration and unleash the potential of a team. 

Course Outcomes
  • Unlock your team’s ability to generate new ideas and reach better solutions by tapping into diverse perspectives.
  • Overcome inertia and uncertainty by guiding your team through an iterative process designed to spark creativity and gain alignment.
  • Establish the cultural conditions that teams need to thrive with thoughtful rituals and agreements.
  • Turn tensions between ideas into opportunities for your biggest leaps forward.

Week 1: Introduction

Learn how creative collaboration harnesses the power of diverse perspectives and creative thinking to develop innovative solutions.

What is Creative Collaboration? – the power of creativity and diversity of stories

Essential Collaborative Behaviors – Be open, be curious, be vulnerable

Pass it on – Activate others to guide creative collaboration

Take Stock of Current Conditions: In this assignment, you will use reflection and observation to assess the behaviors that are encouraging or undermining psychological safety on your team.

What surprised you about the three key behaviors that help build psychological safety?

 Week 2: Build a Foundation

Create a culture of belonging and align your team through a set of agreements

 Week 3: Choreograph the Work

Set the conditions for creative thinking with intentionally designed meetings and modes of thinking.

 Week 4: Tackle the Hard Stuff

Get techniques for managing emerging tensions and frameworks for giving and receiving constructive feedback.

 Week 5: Conclusion

Review the different leadership approaches you can adopt to encourage creative collaboration and craft a plan to support your practice.

Practical Information

Start Date: Any Day You Want

Duration: 5 Weeks

Time: 1 hour/week Online Conversation with Peter de Kuster

Language: English

Price: Euro 799 excluding VAT

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About Peter de Kuster

Peter de Kuster is the founder of The Heroine’s Journey & Hero’s Journey project,  a storyteller who helps creative professionals to create careers and lives based on whatever story is most integral to their lives and careers (values, traits, skills and experiences). Peter’s approach combines in-depth storytelling and marketing expertise, and for over 20 years clients have found it effective with a wide range of creative business issues.


Peter is writer of the series The Heroine’s Journey and Hero’s Journey books, he has an MBA in Marketing,  MBA in Financial Economics and graduated at university in Sociology and Communication Sciences.

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