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4/27/2020 Member News

Vision your Post Crisis Future with Your Community Partner the Collaborative Labs

Today more and more businesses are, by necessity, working harder to master virtual platforms as they operate online with a stay-at-home workforce. The team at Collaborative Labs at St. Petersburg College can help organizations succeed in this environment through their dynamic Virtual Facilitation platform – a tool their clients have been using to succeed for more than a decade.

The Collaborative Labs team personally understands the challenges each organization is facing as they now must navigate this “new normal” and find meaningful ways to stay connected within their organization, build business continuity and move forward from “shell shock” to productivity.

Current vital areas that Collaborative Labs can facilitate virtually for your business/organization are in the areas of Crisis Leadership, Evolving Demands, Change Management, Recovery, Guiding Principles, Services for the Future, Building Capacity and many other planning needs. These can be used for stakeholders such as internal teams, external client meetings, town halls, focus groups, and partner meetings.

“(The Collaborative Labs) focused our entire company toward a common goal and made it fun,” said Kelly Caldwell with Caldwell Trust. “We needed to make sure everyone was on the same page going in the same direction and that's the value of Collaborative Labs. In a very short period of time, they can take you from where you are - at a point in time that everyone has a similar understanding - to where the company's going. That is extremely valuable. They definitely are a value to our company.”

Collaborative Labs has facilitated thousands of engagements throughout the past 16 years.  Clients span multiple industries and include the private, nonprofit, educational, governmental and municipal sectors.

Using multilevel technology platforms for efficient, collaborative meetings, as well as strength-based methodologies, Collaborative Labs can ensure engagement and success. A full range of meeting facilitation services are available, including:

  • Custom design with facilitators who work directly with each client
  • Pre-engagement stakeholder surveys and analysis
  • Unique engagement activities to celebrate and leverage team accomplishments and envision future successes
  • Brainstorming and prioritization high-impact strategies that help build robust action plans for immediate implementation

Additional deliverables can include:

  • Post-engagement video and/or transcript
  • Executive summaries
  • Full meeting notes
  • Visual illustration in the form of full-color artwork and/or artwork-telestration

These virtual meetings have helped move St. Petersburg College forward in supporting staff and students, and have also served numerous clients for years in achieving successful outcomes in a virtual environment.

Collaborative Labs welcomes the opportunity to help more businesses and organizations move toward positive, successful outcomes. If you’re interested in taking a virtual VIP tour, call Laurie Hill at 727-424-3429 or email Learn more about Collaborative Labs at