In 2016 OZ Minerals (OZM) and the Kokotha Aboriginal Corporation (KAC) developed a Partnering Agreement and Native Title Mining Agreement for the new Carrapateena Mine in just 12 months. A case study of their agreement making process has recently been published in the June 2019 edition of the AusIMM magazine.
This short course on Partnering Agreements explores what partnering agreements are, what should be in them and how you can develop effective agreements with other partners. It includes plenty of tips and techniques for developing partnering agreements and reviews a number of actual agreements.
Partnering with others means lots of dialogue around a whole range of issues. Making sure you keep moving forward is not easy as partners often want to revisit issues. So how do you stop this content backtracking?
Partnerships and collaboration are becoming more common every day. But how many of these partnerships are actually working effectively and delivering on their key purpose? And how many partners are applying the necessary rigour to maximise their return on investment from partnering?
Partners for Possibility (PfP) is a nation building and leadership development process where business leaders and school principals are partnered in a year-long partnership. Recently Louise Van Rhyn, the CEO and Founder of Symphonia for South Africa made contact with me share the story of PfP.
Have you ever been in a partnering process and become frustrated because others at the table seem to be sitting on the fence? Perhaps your partnering has been working really well and then someone leaves - does it all fall over? Or has one of your partners has just failed to deliver on their commitments?
With massive interest in cross sector partnering globally there is an ever growing number of training programs available both here in Australia and around the world. Here we look at some of the offerings available from DPS and our Affiliate organisations in 2019.
Earlier this year Ian Dixon ventured to PNG to undertake the Kokoda Track as part of a fundraising trek for White Ribbon. The challenge was demanding but immensely satisfying. In this article Ian reflects on his journey and the learnings that can be applied to the field of cross sector partnering.
A new guidebook focussed on value creation within partnerships has recently been developed by The Partnering Initiative (UK) in conjunction with UNDESA. It sets out to demystify the concept of ‘added value’ that partnerships can bring and provides a process and tools to help maximise value for all. Here we review the new guide and highlight some of the key messages.
One of the greatest challenges in partnering is to build and maintain trust. Ensuring there are ‘no surprises’ when engaging with your partners is a crucial part of this trust building process. But how can we make sure this happens and that all communication is open and transparent?