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The Art of Stakeholder Collaboration 16 - 19 Oct 2023 (ASC_2023-Oct-hybrid)


Targeted audience: Project managers, leaders, and change agents from: development agencies, public sector, civil society organizations, university and research, corporations, small and medium sized companies, foundations and unions.

Requirements: None

Course type: Hybrid course with either in-person presence (Germany, Berlin area) or online at Central European Time (CET) and certification

Length: 4 days: 16, 17, 18, 19 October 2023

Language: English

Designing Processes for Achieving Common Goals
Stakeholder Collaboration has been recognised as critical to finding solutions to the complex challenges of sustainable development. At CLI, we see Stakeholder Collaboration as the art of respectfully turning differences into progress. But as with all arts, there are skills you need to develop in order to succeed, to know when and how to use dialogue, and when to take action.
In this course module, you will build your strategic abilities and implementation skills in stakeholder engagement, dialogue, and collaboration processes for high impact solutions. The training is based on the combined experience of our faculty and alumni from all over the world, active in the public sector, the private sector, and civil society. After this course you will be able to initiate and implement Stakeholder Collaboration successfully.

Key take aways

• Understand the SDGs and the leadership paradigm needed to achieve these goals
• Learn how to successfully implement stakeholder collaboration through the application of the Dialogic Change Model
• Understand the business case for co-creative stakeholder engagement
• Learn how collective intelligence, commitment, and ownership can emerge
• Produce a stakeholder network map to prioritise engagement activities
• Develop new engagement strategies to minimise unproductive conflict and a methodology to create sustainable partnerships

Tuition Fee
In person: € 1,900 | online: € 1,500

Associated programmes
See also:

The Art of Leading Collectively

The Art of Process Facilitation

The Art of Transformative Change

Contact person
Martin Fielko
Picture of Martin Fielko
  • Click here to start the course: Guides and Pre-Readings
  • Pre-Workshop Survey
  • Participants List
  • 16 Oct: Concept and Form of Stakeholder Dialogues
  • Agenda & materials Day 1
  • Agenda Day 1
  • ASC Hybrid_Day 1 Slides_16 Oct 2023_fin
  • 17 Oct: Exploring and Engaging for Stakeholder Dialogues
  • Agenda & materials Day 2
  • Agenda Day 2
  • ASC Hybrid_Day 2 Slides_17 Oct 2023
  • 18 Oct: Building and Formalizing Stakeholder Dialogues
  • Agenda & materials Day 3
  • Agenda Day 3
  • ASC Hybrid_Day 3 Slides_18 Oct 2023
  • 19 Oct: Implementing & Evaluating SH Dialogues, Sustaining & Expanding Impact
  • Agenda & materials Day 4
  • Agenda Day 4
  • ASC Hybrid_Day 4 Slides_19 Oct 2023
  • Feedback Survey
  • Follow-Up & Documentation
  • Follow-Up
  • Group photos
  • Action photos
  • Working with Stakeholder Dialogues book
  • Factsheet_1_Process Architecture
  • Factsheet_2_Building Containers
  • Factsheet_3_Governance & Implementation
  • Factsheet_4_Backbone Suppport
  • Factsheet_5_Trouble Shooting
  • Factsheet_6_Theory Of Change
  • Factsheet_7_Design Co-Creative Events
  • Factsheet_8_Patterns Of Conversations
  • Factsheet_9_Dialogic Competence
  • Factsheet_10_Conducive Spaces
  • Factsheet_11_Readiness Check
  • Factsheet_12_Stakeholder Analysis
  • Factsheet_13_Stakeholder Mapping
  • Factsheet_14_Stakeholder Interviews
  • Factsheet_15_Diagnosing Systems Patterns
Completion rules
  • You must complete the units "CERTIFICATION AFTER THE COURSE"