Re-thinking Partnerships

October 17 - November, 2018 Application deadline: April 30, 2018

Development requires collaboration to meet mutual interests and the Sustainable Development Goals highlight the importance of multi-stakeholder partnership. The objective of this course is to re-think partnership and to enhance capacity to collaborate across differences for positive social change. It is designed to build shared knowledge for intentional, equitable and effective partnerships. 

Personal benefits

  • Gain a greater understanding of the complexities and principals involved with multi-sector and multiple-actor collaboration and working in partnerships;
  • Develop skills required for designing, assessing, managing, facilitating, and negotiating in multi-party stakeholder settings;
  • Learn lessons from real multi-stakeholder situations including your own;
  • Identify strategies for applying learnings to diverse contexts

Organizational benefits

  • Review, develop and strengthen partnership strategies that help achieve organizational goals and create collaborative relationships with other development actors;
  • Build a partnership framework to analyze potential partners, develop strategies to strengthen partnerships

Who should take the program?

This certificate is designed for those currently working in a multi-stakeholder environment and whose work could be enhanced by intentional collaboration and partnerships. Ideally, the certificate will involve participants from a variety of stakeholder perspectives: local NGOs, community groups, the private sector, funders, government, international agencies, and civil society organizations.

Related programs offered at Coady

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Coady continues to work toward reducing program fees through our scholarships. The table below outlines the program costs for 2018 programs.

4,600 CAD
Diploma in Development Leadership 18,350 CAD
Global Change Leaders 16,600 CAD

Program costs are subject to change.

All successful applicants are responsible for the cost of travel.

Most qualified candidates receive a scholarship to assist with program costs. Please visit the scholarship page.