Partnerships Brokers Training - Level 1

Partnerships Brokers Training - Level 1

Partnerships Brokers Association in partnership with NDCO
4-day skills training and professional development

What is the Partnership Brokers Training Programme?

There is a growing demand worldwide from business, public sector, civil society and donor agencies for greater competence in scoping and managing the partnering process in non-traditional partnerships and cross-sector collaboration.

A partnership ‘broker’ is someone who works as an intermediary building effective and innovative collaboration. Partnership brokers can be either internal – responsible for negotiating or managing partnerships on behalf of their organisation – or external – those offering independent partnership brokering services.

Established in 2003, the globally recognised Partnership Brokers Training Scheme builds the practical brokering  skills and professional practices necessary to address complex challenges in the partnering process at all phases of a partnership’s life cycle.

About the training

A 4-day skills training and professional development that includes:

  • A theoretical framework for partnership brokering and the importance of good brokering in the development of robust, efficient and innovative partnerships
  • Brokering skills development in: scoping, resource-mapping, facilitation, interest-based negotiation, relationship-management, reaching agreement and reviewing
  • Exploration of common partnership brokering challenges
  • Action planning for individual applications of the lessons from the course

The participant group will comprise up to 24 people from a range of organisational backgrounds – the numbers are designed to maximise potential for personal attention and individual opportunities for skills building and professional development.

The training runs on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday - with a day off on Wednesday 20th June. The training will take place at the Nieuw Uilenburgerstraat 106 in Amsterdam.


The fee for the training is €1600. This includes tuition costs, background reading materials, copies of all the training materials and lunch. The fee does not include travel, accommodation or other meals. The fee will be payable once your application has been approved. Your place on the course will be secured only when full payment has been received.