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GIZ Stakeholder Dialogues Manual.

Author(s): Künkel, P.; Gerlach, S. et al. (for GIZ)

Publication Date: 2011

This GIZ manual provides the reader with a thorough understanding of the concept of ‘stakeholder dialogues and on how to apply it successfully. Ample attention is given to the Dialogic Change Model and the principle of dialogue as well as to issues of communication, process monitoring and facilitation.

StakeholderDialogues.net

StakeholderDialogues.net is a learning space that is directed towards practitioners from the private sector, the public sector and civil society organizations. It conveys the methodology that empowers you to make stakeholder collaboration work, face global challenges, and secure your competitiveness while operating in a sustainable way.

The platform, initiated by the Collective Leadership Institute provides you with a learn and apply section, which offer you among others an online textbook, a toolbox, real life stories and even possibilities to get free expert advice.  

Democratic Dialogue – A Handbook for Practitioners

Authors: Pruitt, B. & Thomas, P.
Publication date: 2007 

Democratic dialogue consists of inclusive processes that are open, sustained and flexible enough to adapt to changing contexts. It can be used to achieve consensus or prevent conflict—a complement to, not a replacement for, democratic institutions.

Talking the Walk: A Communication Manual for Partnership Practitioners

Author(s): McManus, S. & Tennyson, R.
Publication Date: 2008

Talking the Walk is a toolbook for partnership practitioners from all sectors, to enable them to understand the importance of good communication to their work, and to help them develop techniques to improve their communications - both inside, and beyond, the partnership.

Effective communication, feedback and listening

Author(s): Hill, L.
Publication Date: 1996

In the context of tremendous developments in information technology, Hill argues that at the root of many organization and management problems are simple communication breakdowns.

Guidebook for MSP Facilitation

Created by : GIZ (CCPS)

Publication Date : June 2011

This one-stop guidebook on the facilitation of multi-stakeholder processes is designed to act as not only a checklist in preparation for the facilitation of an MSP, but also to act as a compass, helping facilitators to navigate through the many phases of often diverse and complex MSP’s. Presenting advisory contributions from experts of various backgrounds, the guidebook also acts as a companion guide, detailing best practices which have been learned through years of experience.

Development, Complexity and Evolution

Author(s): Owen Barder

Publication Date:  October 2010

This illustrative PowerPoint slide-set examines development as a complex “wicked problem” which can only be solved through evolution, not design. Recognizing that evolution requires variation and selection, the author states that “almost impossible problems” in history have only been solved through the evolution process.