Brokering illustration by Maria Hayes

Multi-stakeholder collaboration
is critical…

… if we are to create a more inclusive  and sustainable world.

Working in new ways and bridging traditional boundaries is, however, extremely challenging and often falls far short of the high expectations of all those involved. Partnership brokering is the term we use for the process of supporting and strengthening partnerships through innovative and skilled management of collaborative processes.

Partnership brokers can be ‘internal’ (operating from within one of the partner organisations) or ‘external’ (called in to provide specialist support when needed). Partnership brokers serve the partners by helping them to shape their partnership. For a brief introduction to the topic, see Brokering Better Partnerships.

Weaving Threads: How We Work will tell you more about our unique approach to supporting the partnering process.

Red Figure by Maria Hayes

The Partnership Brokers Association is the international professional body for those managing and developing collaboration processes. Our primary aims are to:

With the growing number of graduates from our Partnership Brokers Training course, who come from all sectors and a wide range of contexts, and through an international pool of Associates, we provide:

The Association is the global standard-setter for partnership brokering through its partnership brokering good practice principles and issues formal accreditation to those who reach the required standard.

“The Association is an experiment in creating a collaborative entity that can embrace a level of ambiguity and complexity. Our growing network of trained partnership brokers operate in all sectors and on all continents. They are skilled and committed change-makers who know when to step up and when to step back so that partnerships can flourish and transform our world.”

Bulbul Baksi, Julie Mundy and Ros Tennyson.

PBA’s Leadership Team

 

PBA is delighted to announce the publication of Shaping Sustainable Change: The role of partnership brokering in optimising collaborative action, co-authored by a number of PBA Associates and Alumni. The idea of writing the book was first discussed in 2014 and, a year later, was given impetus by the positioning of multi-actor partnerships as central to the achievement of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals. Shaping Sustainable Change aims to make the case for partnership brokering and share information on this emerging profession [read more].

You can purchase your own copy here.

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