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Social learning towards a sustainable world: Social learning towards a sustainable world

Author: edited by Arjen E.J. Wals
Publication date: 2007

This comprehensive volume - containing 27 chapters and contributions from six continents - presents and discusses key principles, perspectives, and practices of social learning in the context of sustainability.

Social Learning in European River-Basin Management: Barriers and Fostering Mechanisms from 10 River Basins

Authors: Mostert, E. et alii., in Ecology and Society 12 (1): 19
Publication date: 2007

In this article, 10 case studies of participatory river-basin management are discussed that were conducted as part of the European HarmoniCOP project. The main theme was social learning, which emphasizes the importance of collaboration, organization, and learning. Based on the analysis of all case studies, 71 factors fostering or hindering social learning were identified.

DLP: "Reform" coalitions

Authors: Peiffer, C. (for DLP - Developmental Leadership Program)
Publication date: 2012

DLP: Coalitions in the Politics of Development

Author: DLP (Developmental Leadership Program)
Publication date: 2012

This DLP Research and Policy Workshop Report shares the findings, insights and guidance from the DLP Coalitions Workshop on Developmental Coalitions, organised in Sydney, 15-16 February 2012. In this workshop report, ample attention is given to the policy and practice of effective developmental coalitions, including a variety of case studies to exemplify donor experiences.

 

DLP: Background Paper 01: The case for leadership and the primacy of politics in building effective states, institutions and governance for sustainable growth and social development

Authors: Leftwich, A. & Hogg, S. (for DLP - Developmental Leadership Program)
Publication date: 2007

This paper makes the case that effective leadership and the collective action of a relatively small number of leaders and elites, across the public and private sectors, are essential for building effective states, ensuring stability and promoting economic growth.

DLP Background paper 4: Conceptions of Leadership

Author: Heather Lyne de Ver (for DLP - Developmental Leadership Program)
Publication date: 2009

There is now a wide recognition in the international community that ‘leadership matters’ for growth and development, just as there was recognition some years ago that ‘institutions matter’. But what is ‘leadership’? How is it defined and can there be universal understandings and application of the concept?

GIZ Guidebook for MSP facilitation

Authors: GIZ, onbehalf of the German Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ). Expert opinions by Jim Woodhill & Simone van der Vugt; Darian Stibbe (based on Ros Tennyson, with Nazneen Huq & Joanna Pyres); Vanessa Sayers; Douglas Kativu.

Publication Date: 2011

This GIZ guidebook has been designed and written for facilitators of MSPs. It offers the reader the following benefits:

The Barefoot Guide to Working with Organisations and Social Change

Author(s): Barefoot collective (multiple contributors)
Publication Date: 2009

This highly illustrative book is a practical, do-it-yourself guide for leaders and facilitators wanting to help organisations to function and to develop in more healthy, human and effective ways

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.

Addressing the Blind Spot of Our Time – Theory U, Leading From the Future as it Emerges

In this extensive executive summary to his new book, Theory U: Leading from the Future as It Emerges” (Cambridge, MA: Society for Organizational Learning, 2007), Otto Scharmer introduces readers to the theory and practice of the U process, based on a concept he calls “presencing.”