Effective strategies for the interdisciplinary teams within the Alberta Justice and Solicitor General, Training Academy to strengthen collaborative practice
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At the Alberta Justice and Solicitor General (JSG) Training Academy (TA), interdisciplinary teams, together, are responsible for provision of regulated and adjunct training to provincial law enforcement professionals. Collaboration requires individual reflection, willingness to seek understanding, propensity to let go of historical misconceptions, and clarity of the TA’s role in the JSG ministry. Using action research engagement (Rowe, Graf, Agger-Gupta, Piggot-Irvine, & Harris, 2013, pp. 19–28), this inquiry sought strategies considered most effective to strengthen interdisciplinary collaborative practice. In compliance with all Royal Roads University requirements, one open space technology session and seven interviews allowed for dialogue and planning for change. Four primary themes arose, leading to the following four recommendations: (a) continue to encourage individual development and self-awareness; (b) grow mutual understanding; (c) enhance structures, processes, and practices that propel a learning organization; and (d) clarify the vision that links the TA to becoming a centre of excellence.