Working Together

Create a collaborative partnership culture


As partners work together, they can build trusting relationships by communicating continuously and by engaging in opportunities to connect, share, collaborate, celebrate, and learn together. All parties within a school community need to ensure that roles and responsibilities are clearly defined, and that there are mechanisms in place to facilitate shared decision making. Partners and school leaders should determine in advance the appropriate level and frequency of communication, provide regular feedback to one another, and alternate leadership roles in a cross-agency leadership body.

Use the tools below to help you establish clear roles and responsibilities for your ongoing work together.