•  October 14, 2014
     1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Building Organizational Partnerships for Impact, Sustainability and Fun!

We all know that partnerships and collaboration are important. But how do we find the right partners? How do we make partnerships work? How do we make them worthwhile? How do we avoid collaboration disasters? Better yet, how do we make them sizzle?  This session, a partnership between the Posner Center for International Development and JVA Consulting, will equip participants with both a framework for thinking about successful partnerships as well as tools for achieving their goals.

Through this 3 hour session, focused on the needs and interests of Posner Center tenants and members, you’ll learn:

  •      How to identify what you are trying to accomplish through partnership
  •      Best practices and tools for selecting the right partners
  •      How to take “baby steps” in the early stages
  •      Concrete steps you can take to avoid conflict, and how to resolve conflicts that do arise
  •      How to partner over the long term for success, sustainability and impact

The most fun part will be the “matchmaking” portion. You’ll have time to walk around the room showing your best features (which you have written down on paper as instructed) and eyeing everyone else’s. In this way, you can find someone who needs what you bring and brings what you need.  Find a partner and write a proposal for the Posner Center’s International Collaboration Fund!

The price of admission? Bring a piece of paper on which you have written what you have to offer in a collaboration, and a second piece on which you write what you hope to get from a partner. The Posner Center will provide a template once you have registered for the training. This afternoon is absolutely free for Posner Center Tenants and Members if you come prepared to share what you have to offer and to find a partner.

Trainers: Janine Vanderburg is the founder/CEO of JVA Consulting, and has over 30 years experience in helping organizations develop strategic partnerships and alliances, from simple community-based collaborations, to alliances for collective impact, all the way to mergers.

Sarah Hidey is JVA’s Managing Associate for Social Enterprise and Business Planning, and has first hand experience in developing partnerships for organizations doing international work.

Open to Tenants and Members only.

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