About

Thinking Collaborative is the merger of two organizations: Adaptive Schools Seminars (formerly The Center for Adaptive Schools) and Cognitive Coaching Seminars® (formerly The Center for Cognitive Coaching).

We offer a variety of programs, seminars and resources that serve to maximize individual and organizational thinking and professional collaboration.

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Our programs and seminars promote thinking and teach people how to collaborate with each other and tap into individual and collective strengths in ways that lead to organizational success. We provide a broad scope of layered professional development tools which support individuals and organizations who are invested in the capacities and capabilities of others.

Who do we benefit?

Students, ultimately, benefit from Thinking Collaborative offerings.  Educators — who envision thinking and collaboration as essential 21st Century skills — will benefit from Thinking Collaborative Seminars.

More about our seminars:

Cognitive CoachingSM teaches maps and tools for growth-producing conversations.

Art Costa and Bob Garmston, the co-developers of Cognitive CoachingSM, define it as a set of strategies, a way of thinking and a way of working that invites self and others to shape and reshape their thinking and problem solving capacities.

Adaptive Schools teaches strategies and moves for developing collaborative groups.

Bob Garmston and Bruce Wellman, the co-developers of Adaptive Schools, describe the work as developing the resources and capacities of the organizations and of individuals to cohesively respond to the changing needs of students and society.

Our Mission

The mission of Thinking Collaborative is to provide individuals and organizations with the strategies, skills and concepts to establish and sustain structures for thinking and collaborating that result in increased performance and resourcefulness.

Our values that drive the work and passion of Thinking Collaborative are:

Community: We foster and support connections between and among diverse people with common interests.
Continuous Learning: We reflect on and learn from each other and our experiences and pursue excellent in all that we do.
Diversity: We honor the dignity and worth of all individuals and affirm the benefits of human difference.
Integrity: We align our words, actions and values and maintain the courage of our convictions.
Responsibility: We are trustworthy, self-directed and accountable.