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Shifting the Power through partnering

PBA Director, Ros Tennyson, gave a 5 minute ‘lightening talk’ in the final session of the Global Summit on Community Philanthropy (#ShiftThePower, December 2nd, Johannesburg) – she said that partnering would be the key to ‘shifting the power’ IF partnerships were truly transformational in their intent and process management. Download the PBA paper Shifting The Power, and Ros Tennyson’s presentation.

PBA as one of 5 partners launching the PEP website

PEP (Promoting Effective Partnering), offers knowledge and resources on partnering to practitioners working in partnerships for the Sustainable Development Goals. Through a newly created facility, people can learn about partnering, access help, share experiences and exchange ideas. Read the press release and visit www.effectivepartnering.org.

Welcome to our New Graduates – London and Sydney

Our two most recent graduate cohorts have completed their training on opposite sides of the world – London at the end of October and Sydney at the beginning of November 2016.  Our training is the same worldwide, so wherever you choose to complete your Partnership Brokers Training, you’ll receive the same qualification and be eligible to apply for advanced training.  Contact our Training Manager (training@partnershipbrokers.org) for more information or visit our Training Programme Page.

The PBA Alumni Network is moving

We are in the process of moving the PBA Alumni Network to a new interactive site – in the meantime contact info@partnershipbrokers.org if you want to connect

Partnering – Why Rules Don’t Work

Ros Tennyson, Director of Strategy for the Partnership Brokers Association has written a guest blog for Keystone. See why Ros thinks that in partnerships, Rules Don’t Work.

New 2017 Training Dates

We’ve added new Partnership Brokers Training sessions in early 2017.  Visit our Training Programme page for the full list. Register your interest so you’ll be the first to know when applications are open.

PBA holds its first Annual Global Dialogue

On 29th June 2016, in London, 30+ alumni met to share their experiences of partnership brokering in a wide range of contexts and to explore and help to build PBA’s movement-building agenda.  Outputs from this exciting gathering will be posted shortly. Plans are under discussion for further Global Dialogues in other parts of the world where there are significant numbers of PBA alumni.

New role: AfricaWorking Partnership Network Manager

At Emerging World. All information can be accessed here: http://www.emergingworld.com/join-us

Deadline is 15 July 2016

Ros Tennyson speaks at Start Network annual conference

PBA has been working with the Start Network for a number of years, and was delighted to join their annual conference this week. Ros joined the panel “How can governments work with civil society to overcome challenges” alongside Rt. Hon. Joe Clark: Former Prime Minister of Canada, Benjamin Laniado: President CADENA A.C., and Naseer Memon: CEO, Strengthening Participatory Organization.

Ros spoke about the importance of investing in partnerships, and how time poverty is a poor excuse to not take action in partnerships. She also shared her top tips to make the move towards transformation:

Start Network 10 tips May16

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For more information on Start Networks annual conference, here is their blog: http://www.startnetwork.org/news-and-blogs/annual-conference-2016-live-blog

For more information on Start Networks partnership brokering experience, and case studies on the organisation: http://partnershipbrokers.org/w/learning/case-studies/

 

 

 

Emerging Partnership Lessons from Diverse Contexts – new report

Published as part of the Promoting Effective Partnering (PEP) project, funded by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in the Netherlands, the report draws on the experiences of partnership brokers worldwide.  It explores the emerging lessons about partnering in diverse contexts – exploring the factors at national and local levels that impact what partnering is possible.

PBA is one of 5 partners in the project. The other 4 are: The Collective Leadership Institute, Partnerships Resource Centre, Partnerships in Practice & The Partnering Initiative.

To read the report: http://partnershipbrokers.org/w/learning/recent-current-research/

For more information on the project, visit the PRC website: http://www.rsm.nl/prc/our-research/projects/promoting-effective-partnering-pep/