By Jocelyne Daw
As society’s challenges become more complex and interconnected, new approaches to problems and new ways of working together are required. Author Peter Senge suggests the future of our world rests heavily on our ability to foster partnerships ‘across every imaginable boundary.’ But, building successful partnerships takes hard work and a deep understanding of the art and science of partnering.That’s why at JS Daw & Associates we have declared 2014 as our year of deepening partnership training, coaching and advising. We have five new initiatives we’re proud to share with you!Announcing Level One Partnership Broker Training JS Daw & Associates is pleased to announce that the Level 1 Partnership Broker Training will be offered again in Calgary from September 29 to October 2, 2014. This is the only professional training currently available worldwide for those operating as coaches and advisors in the partnering process –whether formally or informally and internal or external to the partnership. This course is targeted at those with partnership experience in a coordinating or management role.The well-established and widely recognized Level 1 certificate can lead to further professional development options (accreditation, training skills, research and more). This highly acclaimed international course will be run in collaboration with Partnership Brokers Association. Applications for the Partnership Brokers Training course in Calgary will open April 1, 2014. For more information or to be put on the waiting list please contact us at: email@example.com | 403-244-3779.While this is not a beginner’s course, we are pleased to offer new basic and intermediate partnership courses.Two New Partnership Training Courses Now AvailableIf you’re new to partnering or wanting to strengthen your skills and practices, you will benefit from two new customized partnership training courses offered by JS Daw & Associates. These partnership courses are suitable for managers, decision-makers, planners, and donors who are seeking to work more systematically using partnership models.
Preparing for Partnerships: A one-day foundational course that gives an overview of partnering principles, frameworks and practices.
Designing and Managing Partnerships: A two-day course focused on the key operational aspects of partnering including identifying partners resource mapping, effective communications and sustainable outcomes.
These courses will be offered as interest is identified and are available in a customized format for business, government or nonprofit organizations. We have already held two successful customized training courses in January and February for the community and stakeholder relations teams of major energy companies.Key Note Speech on Partnering at CCVO Conference, April 2014Jocelyne will be the lead-off keynote speaker at this year’s Calgary Chamber of Voluntary Organizations’ (CCVO) annual Connections Conference on April 14. Her topic is “Partnerships: The Next Frontier”. In keeping with the theme of the conference – connections – Jocelyne will share insights from her global learning, and 30 plus years of experience in the field of cross-sector partnership development.Additionally, she will be presenting on partnership principles and practices:
March 6 - Conference Board of Canada, Community Investment Council, Vancouver
March 26 – AFP International, Webinar, The Evolution of Business-Community Partnerships – for more information or to sign up click here.
Deepened Expertise in Partnership Training, Coaching and AdvisingJS Daw & Associates team member Del Simon completed the Level Two Partnership Brokers Training Certificate in Wales this past November. She will be supporting our partnership practice and training programs.Jocelyne is completing the Partnership Brokers Associations “Authorized Brokers Accreditation” program to deepen her own professional development. The 4-month program involves a mentored and assessed professional practice leading to a formal qualification. Currently, there are only 250 accredited partnership brokers around the world.These qualifications position JS Daw & Associates a leader in partnership development, brokering, training and coaching in Canada.Partnerships at the Heart of Creating Shared ValueCompanies committing to shared value strategies will need to engage nonprofit and civil society partners in their social innovation initiatives. Companies are starting to understand that NGOs are no longer just grantees or antagonistic voices to be placated-- they are potential co-creators and collaborators. As such they can add value and credibility. Undertaking Shared Value partnerships requires new approaches and new thinking to realize their full potential.As members of the global network of Certified Shared Value Consultants, we recognize that partnerships need to be at the heart of every shared value strategy and initiative we create.Which partnerships are you excited to develop and deepen in 2014? Connect with us to let us know!