Advanced Practice Courses



We offer two paths for alumni of the Partnership Brokers Training: Advanced Skills for partnership brokering, a 5-day course designed to build further confidence and competence in managing partnership brokering interventions, and the Accreditation programme, a 4-month distance learning course with a mentor, focusing on reflective practice. If you would like to discuss which option may best for you, please contact


Formal professional accreditation awarded by the Partnership Brokers Association is leading to a post-nominal of ‘APB’ –  Accredited Partnership Broker – is achieved through successful completion of a 3 to 4-month period of long distance mentored professional practice and examination of written submissions by the mentor and an external examiner. Accreditation is the key element in our move towards creating the new profession of ‘partnership broker’. This is the way we believe high standards can be set and maintained in this field. For more information download the brochure and apply online, or contact

“Prior to the training I had been trying to broker a strategic partnership for nearly two years… During my PBA Accreditation Programme, I employed the concepts and tools of partnership brokering … and within weeks the partnership arrangement was formalised.”
Accredited Partnership Broker

‘My Brokering Journey’ map produced by a trainee partnership broker


Advanced Skills in partnership brokering

This 5-day course takes Partnership Brokers Training to the next level. It is designed to build further confidence and competence in managing a range of partnership brokering interventions to promote really effective and potentially transformational partnering.

Such interventions can include:

  • Building deeper understanding between partners
  • Helping partners address their partnering anxieties
  • Facilitating open (sometimes difficult) conversations
  • Strengthening individual and organisational partnering capacity as well as
  • Taking on more formal coaching, mentoring and / or training roles*

The course involves:

  • Exploring a number of theoretical frameworks that underpin partnership brokering approaches
  • Framing interventions in the context of an action learning model
  • Considering some key issues in managing group processes
  • Deepening skills as facilitator-trainers and capacity to co-facilitate and
  • Working on themselves in terms of being ‘alert, prepared and ready’ to meet a range of partnership brokering challenges

Upcoming Partnership Brokers Advanced Skills courses:

10-14 September 2018, Melbourne, Australia: BrochureApply now – WAIT LIST
01-05 October 2018, Edmonton, Canada: BrochureApply now – WAIT LIST
12-16 November 2018, London, UK: BrochureApply now online

All PBA Advanced Practice courses are for graduates of the Partnership Brokers Training. If you’re yet to do this initial training course, please take a look at the trainings available near to you.