Community Collaboration & Organizational Development


Organizational Development and Learning

UW-Extension develops programs and facilitates processes to assist non-profit organizations and collaborations in addressing issues, understanding complex situations, and developing creative solutions.  Educational programs strive to increase participants’ knowledge and improve their decision-making abilities.  UW-Extension can offer programming in:

  • Strategic Planning and Thinking
  • Program Development and Evaluation
  • Process Development and Facilitation
  • Board and Organizational Assessments

 Recent Organizational Development programs include:

  • Mercy Medical Center Auxillary
  • Ladies Benevolent Society
  • Oshkosh/Winnebago Community Health Improvement Planning Process
  • Collaboration Development with the Oshkosh Senior Center and its Governing Boards


Oshkosh Collaboration Work Group

The Oshkosh Collaboration Work Group started in 1993 as the result of a Collaboration Seminar led by Martin J Blank.  The group drafted a vision statement, mission statement, and outlined guiding principles. These were:

VISION: A community working together where respect, safety, and support are a way of life.

MISSION: To develop a collaborative system to meet the needs of people in Winnebago County in a timely and effective manner.  Individuals are respected and resources are shared in order to assure positive outcomes for families.

The Oshkosh Collaboration Work Group meets monthly on the fourth Monday of each month from 8:00 – 9:30 a.m. at the J.P. Coughlin Center, 625 E. County Road Y, Oshkosh.  Download a copy of the 2016-2017 Collaboration Work Group Meeting Schedule here.

At each meeting there is an opportunity for participants to briefly announce upcoming programs or events or to ask other participants for help with specific projects.  The meeting also includes a program/formal presentation related to issues of general interest or concern that have been identified by the group.

View the following resources for more information:
COLLABORATION: A Shared Resource Relationship (4-page Fact Sheet)
One-Page Overview About the Group

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