This research links together the theory of collaborative behavior, with real world experiences around building collaborative planning and action. Future iQ undertakes planning projects in global settings. Organizations and individuals are coming together to tackle shared issues such as regional economic planning, workforce development and integrated action plans. Collaboration is ‘front and center’ in these discussions. Future iQ’s practical experience and outcomes indicate that stakeholders understand about the importance of collaboration. This report presents analysis from 23 of Future iQ’s major planning exercises, covering a range of industries and across 8 countries over 3 continents. In each case, collaboration is seen as the key driver in shaping future outcomes. This publication is offered as a resource, for people to use in their own work and planning efforts.