The Lancaster Leadership Collaboratory is currently working on a range of projects, connecting with The Global Consortium of Leadership Centres to tackle pressing challenges.

What is a Collaboratory?

A collaboratory is a space for concerned stakeholders e.g. academics, managers and policy makers to meet on an equal basis to co-create new solutions for society. A collaboratory is comprised of two components. The first is one of collaboration. The second aspect comprises of a laboratory; an organised and continual process of experimenting with, testing, and revising approaches to help address significant societal challenges. A collaboratory approach facilitates a learning environment for all stakeholders to learn from each other to help address the specific and pressing challenges facing business and society today. 

The Lancaster Leadership Collaboratory

The Lancaster Leadership Collaboratory connects academic staff from Lancaster and from a network of 15 leadership centres from across the world together with companies, social innovators, topical experts, and stakeholders from the public and private sectors. The collaboration works over a period of time focusing on social innovation to develop and test solutions for addressing societal challenges. By leveraging energies and resources to address these issues from multiple perspectives, a Collaboratory approach enables leadership to help address these challenges. But here’s the thing – evidence shows that business value is enhanced through such partnerships in innovative corporate social responsibility. 

Recent and Current Projects

Youth leadership with the Princes Trust, YMCA, Francis Scott Trust and Emerging Leaders; refugees and displaced people with the Danish Red Cross and Copenhagen Leadership Collaboratory (Copenhagen Business School); NATO sponsored, ‘Leading sustained co-operation in fragile environments’ with the Geneva Centre for Security Policy (GCSP) and the Centre for Creative Leadership (CCL) leadership alliance and  GCSP Peacebuilding Cluster.

Find out more

For further information please contact Professor Steve Kempster s.kempster@lancaster.ac.uk