Sometimes partnership brokers find themselves feeling stuck in a collaborative process, navigating a particularly challenging context, or carrying the brunt of the partnership work by themselves. They are looking for effective support and resources to get unstuck and to develop their partnering skills.

The PBA 1-2-1 Professional Support Service offers just that. A highly experienced practice partner to accompany you during a period of professional growth and partnership development. Whether you are an individual or a small partnering team.

How can we work together?

Professional support is offered by a Practice Partner who will work with you 1-2-1. All practice partners are PBA accredited partnership brokers and experienced in both, partnership brokering and capacity strengthening. You will be able to select one of our practice partners who you feel will best be able to:

  • Be a ‘sounding board’ in responding to your specific concerns
  • Assist you to apply PBA frameworks and approaches to your partnership challenges
  • Support you in exploring partner interactions and rehearsing possible interventions
  • Encourage you to deepen either the ‘art’ and/or the ‘science’ aspects of your practice (or both)
  • Help you to explore your reflective practice and learning

We currently offer 3 support packages, which give you an idea of how the services could be scoped out with your practice partner based your specific needs.

PACKAGE WHAT TO EXPECT READY TO DIVE IN?
Up to three focused sessions to navigate a specific partnership brokering challenge. 1)  Download the brochure.

2)  Choose your preferred first and second practice partner. See the list with short bios further down. 

3)  Fill out the request form to get the process started.

4)  Contact Program Manager Marta Serafin at info@partnershipbrokers.org if you have any questions.

Longer term professional development support, for example, one session per month over 10 months, plus sharing resources and tools.
A set number of sessions to be used as and when needed, within a defined time, as agreed between you and your Practice Partner, a retainer-type agreement.
Service fee

We want all partnership brokers to benefit from this service and to make their collaborative work more impactful – regardless of local economic realities. The principles in setting an hourly fee are accessibility and flexibility, meaning the fee will be based on local market, sector and partnering context.

An example: A partnership broker who is working independently or for a local not-for-profit organisation in an emerging-economy country in Africa, Asia or South America will likely have less resources available to invest in their professional development compared to a partnership broker who is working for a large international NGO or an inter-governmental organisation, or someone who is based in an advanced-economy country in Europe, Australia or North America.

The service fee will cover the hourly rate of your practice partner for the joint sessions and for preparation, e.g. research, and a contribution to PBA for managing the program.

 

 
Meet our practice partners

Professional support is offered by PBA Accredited Partnership Brokers (APBs) who each have a combination of experience in both partnership brokering and capacity-strengthening through vocational training, coaching or mentoring. Click on the photo to read their short bio.

BELINDA GORMAN
Based in: New Zealand
Speaks: English

BULBUL BAKSI
Based in: India
Speaks: Bengali, English, Hindi

DAVID LEE
Based in: Canada
Speaks: English, French, Korean

JOANNE BURKE
Based in: UK & US
Speaks: English, Spanish

JUDITH NICHOL
Based in: UK
Speaks: English, French, German, Italian

JULIE MUNDY
Based in: Australia
Speaks: English

MICHELLE HALSE
Based in: Australia
Speaks: English

NAINA SHAKYA
Based in: Nepal
Speaks: English, Hindi, Nepali, Urdu, Tagalog, Thai

RAFAL SERAFIN
Based in: Poland
Speaks: English, Polish

ROS TENNYSON
Based in: UK
Speaks: English

TRISH HALL
Based in: New Zealand
Speaks: English

YESHE SMITH
Based in: Australia
Speaks: English, Tok Pisin