Building skills and knowledge for effective multi-stakeholder collaboration

Building skills and knowledge for effective multi-stakeholder collaboration

The Partnering Initiative in partnership with the PrC;
Three day certificate programme

Many of today’s societal, environmental, business and humanitarian challenges are so complex and interconnected that they can only be tackled by different sectors working together. From local multi-stakeholder collaborations to global alliances: governments, business, civil society, and development agencies are joining their resources and competencies to stimulate innovation, maximise impact, and ensure sustainability.

However, effective collaboration between stakeholders with different missions, interests, cultures and even vocabularies is difficult to achieve. It requires common understanding across partners; collective leadership; a collaborative mindset and a key skill set; and both strong relationship management and output-focussed project management. With these critical elements in place, partnerships can achieve real impact. Without them, partnerships are likely to under-perform or fail altogether.

To address the vital challenge of partnering capacity, The Partnering Initiative (TPI) has pioneered a range of training courses, delivered around the world, and developed a series of guidebooks to support practitioners. In response to demand, TPI is now launching a 3-day training programme to develop skills, understanding and knowledge for effective cross-sector partnering, optionally leading to a Certificate in Partnering Practice. The course balances core knowledge with highly interactive, experiential learning through role play, ‘serious games’ and peer-to-peer exchange.