Level 1



This course is an intensive face-to-face training designed to deepen understanding of the changing nature of the process management role during a partnership cycle and explore essential brokering skills. It builds knowledge, insight and expertise for those managing the partnering process from the earliest ‘scoping’ stage to the final ‘moving on’ phase, including the delivery of measurable benefits to all parties. The course is 4 days and runs in many locations, some of which are run by our ‘host organisations’ – the course content remains the same.

2014 Level 1 training

Melbourne 5-8 May Download Download Regional intake. Non-residential. Hosted by Dixon Partnering Solutions
Amsterdam 19 – 23 May Download Online Regional intake – the Netherlands and Belgium. Non-residential. Hosted by NCDO
Seattle 27-30 May Download Online Regional intake. In association with Collaborative Impact
New Delhi 9-12 June Download Download Regional intake. In association with Centre for Responsible Business
Lagos 21-22, 24-25 July Download Download Regional intake. Non-residential.Hosted by International Institute for Local Development
Calgary 29-30 Sep, 2-3 Oct Download Download Regional intake. Non-residential. Hosted by JS Daw & Associates
London 13-14, 16-17 Oct Download Download Global intake. Non-residential
Cape Town 27,28,30,31 Oct Coming soon Coming soon Regional intake. Non-residential. Contact us to register your interest
Toronto 27,28,30,31 Oct Coming soon Coming soon Regional intake. Non-residential. Contact us to register your interest. Earlybird offer: 1 Aug

New locations under discussion: Delhi, Jakarta, Bangkok, Washington

Plus our established locations of: Australia (Melbourne), UK (London), Netherlands, Canada (Toronto & Calgary)

To receive details on any of the above when they’re confirmed – contact us

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Course information

“I think the course has transformed me in so many ways. I have been equipped with people skills, facilitation skills, leadership & negotiation skills as well as now having a range of partnership brokering tools I know how to use and when”
Level 1 graduate

The course builds a sense of professionalism, an understanding of good practice principles, and promotes reflective practice.

Those who complete the course report a considerable increase in their:

  • understanding of the brokering role
  • professional competencies;
  • capacity to reflect on their professional practice and
  • confidence in brokering even quite challenging partnerships.

Level 1 Authorised trainers are highly experienced and accredited partnership brokers.  The course uses a range of training & learning approaches including: information-rich presentations; role-plays; conversations; small task groups as well as games and imaginative exercises. Participants are given a set book (Partnership Brokers in Action), course handouts and all final materials at the end of the training.

ApplicationsLevel 1 quote

Applicants for open cohorts of Level 1 (global, regional and themed versions) are required to complete an application form (please download above) indicating their partnership and brokering experience. It is important that those taking the course understand that this is not a course for those completely new to partnering. Those with too little experience for this training will be advised of other training possibilities run by The Partnering Initiative.