Skill: Explores partnership opportunities
 
Definition
Exchanges information with potential partner areas to clarify partnership benefits and potential problems; collaboratively determines the scope and expectations of the partnership so that both areas' needs can be met. For example: participates willingly in and volunteers for partnering activities. Works effectively with external partners like BCBS, physicians, vendors, hospitals, universities, etc. Makes use of existing knowledge and resources from partners so as not to reinvent the wheel. Finds ways to build relationships with key people. Participates in organizational efforts and provides staff similar opportunities.