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?
In this article Jane Russo reflects on the recent 2 Day Partnering Essentials™ program: ‘How to Partner and Get Results’ that she facilitated and highlights some insights into the process and learnings.
As more and more organisations embrace cross sector partnering to solve complex issues or tough challenges, the focus is turning to how we can get the best results from this type of collaboration? One essential ingredient which is often overlooked is building partnering capability within partnering organisations.
DIXON Partnering Solutions is proud to announce that Jane Russo of Enabling Solutions has been appointed as our first Licensee to conduct the Partnering Essentials™ suite of short course partnering skills programs.