Professional/Short Course UWE Inspire Workshop Series: Trust and Collaboration

Entry year
Course code
Professional/Short Course
Bristol Business School
Three 90minute sessions
Course Director
Dr Charlotte Von Bulow

Page last updated 5 May 2022


Now more than ever, leaders and managers are required to create, develop and support individuals and teams in a range of online environments. However, when we encounter each other in a physical environment, there are a range of nuances, sub-conscious signals and observations that help us establish trust and build collaborative relationships. The more we can be aware of what is gained and lost in the virtual environment, the better our leadership and management will be. In this interactive workshop, we will explore how to create ways of working together in a virtual environment that develops trust and supports collaboration. We will explore the dynamics in both existing and new teams and learn how to include new members in a way that supports everyone.

Onboarding a new member of staff exclusively online is a challenge that many leaders and managers have had to face in the last year and there are many lessons learnt in the process that we will investigate and develop further together.


Who is it for?

The workshop is designed for leaders, managers and others wanting to learn how to develop trust and collaboration in an online environment. Methodologies and content are particularly designed to make good use of a diverse group, so we welcome people in a range of different roles. Creating trust and collaboration is the responsibility of all members of an organisation, so there are no restrictions as to who can attend.

What will I get out of it?

  • Understanding the dynamics at play when meeting online and not in the physical environment
  • Understanding the core components involved in trust-building and the development of collaborative relationships
  • Exploring the difficulties that may prevent trust and collaboration from being established or maintained
  • Exploring online onboarding issues when new members join
  • Gain a set of practical tools that can be used by leaders, managers and all others involved in an organisation or context that requires teamwork

Entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for this course.



Workshop structure

The workshops are interactive and involve both presentational, dialogic and live practice elements. We will create a safe space in which we can fail and succeed together without fear of being judged.

It is vital that participants commit to all sessions so that we can create a community of practice as a group. Participants will be supported to design exercises that can be completed between sessions. There is no 'homework' or assessment attached to the workshops.


Study facilities

We use the latest online learning technology to make your learning experience as effective and rewarding as our traditionally taught courses. Our learning platform provides your entire course content, and puts you in contact with your tutor and fellow students.

IT requirements

This course is delivered fully online. To ensure you can participate fully in the session and course materials, please see the following required computer specifications:

Operating system: Windows 7+, Mac OS 10.9

Web browser: Google Chrome is the optimal browser. However other browsers such as Firefox, safari and Microsoft Edge are also compatible.

Additional requirements:

  • Internet Access - 28.8 kbps speed or above (Broadband connection highly recommended). Slower internet connections may cause issues with audio and video.
  • A headset with microphone/headphones is highly recommended
  • Webcam

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Prices and dates

Supplementary fee information

Programme dates

Cohort datesTimeLocation
Cohort TBCRegistration 13:15 each dayOnline
Session 1 - TBC13:30-15:00Online
Session 2 - TBC13:30-15:00Online
Session 3 - TBC13:30-15:00Online

Programme fees

Please see the table below for current fees and discounts available. All prices are VAT exempt.

Discounts can not be used in conjunction with each other. The greatest discount available will be applied at your booking confirmation.

Please note that we only accept card payments for this programme. If your organisation is paying and feel they require to be invoiced, please contact us in the first instance to discuss your options.

Early bird discount£110
Payment deadlineTBC
Full fee£125
UWE Alumni discount£105
UWE Staff discount£105
Course Connect Partner£100
Payment deadline for all other bookingsTBC

How to apply

How to apply

To make a full or provisional booking for this programme, please complete the relevant online booking form below:

Cohort TBCBooking coming soonEnquire about future dates

This workshop forms part of our UWE Inspire Workshop Series. Please see below for related workshops in this series:

Power of Good Meetings

The Practice of Attention in a World of Distraction

Trust and Collaboration

Effective Tools for Habits That Work for You

Planning and Delivering Virtual Events Successfully

For further information

  • Email: Please contact us on the enquiry form above.
  • Telephone: +44 (0)117 32 81598