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Webinar on ‘Collaborating with the Enemy’ – April 9th, 2018

You are warmly invited to a webinar with Adam Kahane, author of “Collaborating with the Enemy: How to Work with People You Don’t Agree with or Like or Trust.” The webinar will be held on April 9th, 2018 at 7am Toronto EDT / 12 pm London BST / 2 pm Addis Ababa / 4:30 pm Mumbai / 9 pm Sydney AEST.

The event has been especially arranged for PBA, to offer a unique opportunity to explore the ideas in Adam’s book, and the implications for our work as Partnership Brokers. In the book, Adam introduces the notion of ‘stretch collaboration’, which takes us beyond conventional collaboration where we can control what happens (the goal, plans, roles, even outcomes). Stretch collaboration is for when we need to collaborate with diverse others and where we cannot or must not require agreement on a single truth or answer or solution. We believe that understanding the practices of stretch collaboration are essential for Partnership Brokers working towards societal transformation, in complex contexts and through diverse partnerships.
Watch for the registration details to come soon!

Certificate in Remote Partnering

– pilot starts in February 2018 with around 80 partnership practitioners enrolled. More information www.remotepartnering.org

Our First Partnership Brokers Training in Geneva with the World Economic Forum

Our trainers, Ros Tennyson and Julie Mundy worked with a diverse and interesting group of people during the flagship Partnership Brokers Association Training in Geneva in November 2017.  The World Economic Forum hosted us at their headquarters overlooking Lake Geneva. The challenges of high-level multi-stakeholder partnerships supporting the SDGs, the humanitarian sector, food security and climate change, and public-private partnerships were popular topics of discussion during the course.  Congratulations to our new graduates who are now part of the PBA worldwide alumni.

Geneva Partnership Brokers Training Nov 2017


New Training Dates 2018

We’ve been adding new dates and locations for training in 2018, and there will be more listed as we approach the end of 2017.  For an up-to-date list, please visit our Training Page.

PBA running its 150th Partnership Brokers Training

The Partnership Brokers Association will be running its 150th Partnership Brokers Training in September. The course will be held in Melbourne, Australia, on 11 – 14 September, 2017. More information available from our Training Programme Page.

World Economic Forum hosting PBA training in Geneva

The World Economic Forum will be hosting Partnership Brokers Training in Geneva this November at their headquarters overlooking Lake Geneva.  Download a brochure and application form from our Training Page.

Counting what counts – Working with Donors launched

The Working with Donors project is a response to the need and opportunity for understanding better how donors (who are external to the partnership) participate in and contribute to partnering processes and what the potential is for changing the donor-partner relationship to be more effective and have greater impact.

Positioned as an enquiry, and based on the principles of emerging new knowledge through exploration and dialogue, we believe that this fills a real gap in the world of development partnerships. The role of donors is clearly changing as partnering becomes more sophisticated and its emphasis on inclusion and horizontal accountability more accepted as the norm.

Find out more at www.workingwithdonors.org and get involved by contacting rafal@partnershipbrokers.org.

New Training Locations Released

We’ve added NEW DATES for 2017 & 2018 to our training program in Canada, Europe, Asia and Australia.

PBA Associates Annual Meeting in Bali, May 2017

In May PBA Associates from Australia, Philippines, New Zealand, Netherlands, Poland, UK, Austria, Indonesia and India gathered to exchange partnership brokering experiences, deepen and build PBA’s portfolio of work and to explore new approaches to building partnership brokering as a global movement. Stay connected with the latest news related to partnership brokering and our work at PBA via Twitter @PBA_Brokers

Remote partnering research webinars – new dates!

Equity, mutual benefit, openness, diversity and courage: How can technology help reinforce these principles of partnership brokering in remote partnerships where partners mostly do not meet face to face?

Join this 2-hour interactive online research inquiry, hosted by accredited partnership brokers Joanna Pyres and Catherine Russ.

SESSION 01  |  April 12 at 11.00 Washington D.C / 16.00 UK / 18.00 Addis Ababa / 20.30 India
SESSION 02  |  May 3 at 9.00 Washington D.C / 14.00 UK / 16.00 Addis Ababa / 18.30 India 

Only 15 places available at each session, so sign up now by emailing joannapyres@gmail.com. For more information download the flyer and share it with your colleagues and peers.