Continuing professional development

is critical to maintaining standards in any profession – and we believe that partnership brokering is no exception. Our Accreditation Programme is designed to set an international benchmark for those operating in partnership process management / partnership brokering roles. Download the brochure and FAQs.


What does accreditation involve?

Those who satisfactorily complete the 4-day Partnership Brokers Training – trainers confirm that the individual has demonstrated appropriate levels of skill and experience – are eligible to apply. The course enables:

  • individuals, organisations and partnerships become more ‘fit for purpose’ so that their partnering will be more efficient, innovative and impactful.
  • candidates to apply the approaches, tools and skills experienced in the Partnership Brokers Training with the benefit of mentoring and professional development support.
  • candidates to reflect on their brokering strategies and interventions to become more self-aware and more confident in exercising the many skills required in effective partnership brokering.


Programme structure

The course runs over four months. It operates with a firm but minimal structure. The intent is to enable you to grow at your own pace and style, with the guidance of your mentor. The main task during the mentored period is to reflect on how your interactions and interventions (or lack of thereof) influence the collaboration you are involved in. Candidates record their insights in weekly logs and share them with their mentor for input. This process requires a good level of continuous partnership brokering activity.

Planning, meeting, reflecting, brokering, more reflecting, writing my Log Book has all now become a routine. Having an external mentor was a unique experience that I have enjoyed. I have definitely matured as a professional as a result of the interaction.“
PBA accredited partnership broker


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If you have completed the 4-day Partnership Brokers Training and would like to undergo accreditation, please download the brochure, FAQs and apply online.


Other professional development opportunities

In addition to accreditation, we also offer the Advanced Skills in partnership brokering course, a 5-day taught course designed to build further confidence and competence in managing a range of partnership brokering interventions. More about the course, upcoming training dates and how to apply on our Advanced Practice page.


Interested in exploring  more?

Why not take a look at some of the papers created by accredited PBA alumni as part of their learning journey. If you would like to discuss which Advanced Practice course would best suit your development needs please contact