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Partnership Brokers Training: 4-day training course, Geneva

Apr. 21, 2015 - Apr. 24, 2015

A 4-day training course for those brokering & managing multi-stakeholder partnerships

A 4-day skills training and professional development that includes:

• A theoretical framework for partnership brokering and managing, and the importance of good brokering in the development of robust, efficient and innovative partnerships, consortia & coalitions

• Brokering skills development in: scoping, resource-mapping, facilitation, interest-based negotiation, relationship-management, reaching agreement and reviewing

• Exploration of common partnership management and brokering challenges

• Action planning for individual applications of the lessons from the course A small, diverse participant group will maximise potential for personal attention and individual opportunities for skills building and professional development.

What is the Partnership Brokers Training Programme?

There is a growing demand worldwide from all sectors for greater competence in scoping and managing the partnering process in non-traditional partnerships and cross-sector collaboration. A partnership ‘broker’ is someone who works as an intermediary building effective and innovative collaboration. Partnership brokers can be either internal – responsible for negotiating or managing partnerships on behalf of their organisation – or external – those offering independent partnership brokering services.

Established in 2003, the globally recognised Partnership Brokers Training Scheme builds the practical brokering skills and professional practices necessary to address complex challenges in the partnering process at all phases of a partnership’s life cycle.

Objectives of the training:

• Deepen understanding of professional partnership process management (partnership brokering)

• Introduce partnership brokering concepts and practical tools • Build key skills and professional confidence in this field

• Explore innovative approaches to problem-solving and transformative interventions

• Promote a ‘reflective’ approach to professional practice and partnership brokering good practice principles

• Create new knowledge about partnership brokering and its value

To be accepted onto the course, applicants should be active partnership practitioners involved in the management and development of multi-stakeholder partnerships and should be able to demonstrate the following:

• Educational attainment at higher education level in a related field and/or practical experience that combines analytical capabilities with an aptitude for working with diverse groups;

• Management support for their participation in this course;

• Opportunities for the practical application of partnership brokering skills.

Please note, participants who attend all sessions will be awarded a formal certificate of attendance. For those who have to miss 1-3 sessions for good reason, the trainers have the discretion to invite them to submit further work to show that they have reflected on the missed material. Anyone who misses more than 3 sessions will be able to complete the course but will not be awarded a certificate and will not be eligible to apply for any Level 2 course.

Practical information

The fee is Euro €1700 (includes tuition costs, background reading materials, lunch, refreshments & copies of training materials. Does not include travel & accommodation). The fee is payable upon application, your place on the course is secured when full payment is received.

Earlybird rate of €1440: for applications and payment in full before 27 February 2015.

The venue is IFRC in Geneva.