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PARTOS advanced course on facilitating multi-actor approaches

Mar. 20, 2014 - Sep. 12, 2014

Utrecht / central location in The Netherlands (To be determined)

The practice of capacity development is showing a gradual shift from working with single organisations to facilitating multi actor processes with the engagement of diverse actors including from civil society, government and the private sector. Many Partos members are pioneering multi actor approaches in a range of sectors including agricultural value chains, water sanitation and hygiene, women’s rights, health, education, etc. A growing body of knowledge in this field is emerging. However much of this knowledge is still at a very conceptual level or tacit knowledge that is hard to access.

With a view to equipping practitioners and their organisations with the knowledge they need to better understand multi-actor processes and support systemic change, Partos offers an advanced course for senior professionals.


The course is for practitioners who have experience in facilitating programs with a significant multi-actor component. Organisations that sponsor staff to register for this course will benefit most if they send senior staff members who are able and well positioned to lead or contribute to organisation-wide development of practice. This course is an opportunity for your organisation to benchmark its multi-actor approaches against the practice elsewhere in the sector.

A joint publication on MAA in the framework of the Partos Learning Platform on Capacity Development

Those participants who are interested in sharing their insights with a broader audience will be invited to participate in a follow-up activity and join a working group on Multi Actor Approaches in the framework of the Partos Learning Platform on Capacity Development . The working group aims to produce a cutting edge joint publication on multi-actor approaches. All active participants will be acknowledged as co-authors of this publication and the organisations they represent will be acknowledged as contributors/sponsors.

Organisation of the course

The course will consist of three blocks of two days each spread over a period of a maximum of 6 months. In between the blocks participants will work on specific assignments and engage in peer-coaching and writing assignments. The total workload for participants will be approximately 9 days (3x2 face-to-face meetings and 3 days preparation, literature study and formulating recommendations/reflection paper for the management of the own organisation).

Dates: • Block 1 20-21 March • Block 2 15-16 May • Block 3 11-12 September


Price: € 1485,-  (This price is for Partos members and based on a minimum of 15 participants. Participants who are not member of Partos will have to pay 21% VAT/BTW.

The participation fee is based on the assumption that 15 participants will register for the course.


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