Building Effective Partnerships for Development 3-DAY PARTNERSHIP TRAINING COURSE: Barcelona, December 14-16, 2016

Important: Due to high interest, we are opening a few more spots. You have until 5 Dec. to register! 


Many of today’s societal, environmental, business and humanitarian challenges are so complex and interconnected that they can only be tackled by different sectors working together. From local multi-stakeholder collaborations to global alliances: governments, business, civil society, and development agencies are joining their resources and competencies to stimulate innovation, maximise impact, and ensure sustainability.

Effective collaboration between stakeholders requires common understanding across partners; collective leadership; a collaborative mindset and a key partnering skill set; and both strong relationship management and output-focussed project management. With these critical elements in place, partnerships can achieve real impact.

To address the vital challenge of partnering capacity, The Partnering Initiative (TPI), the Barcelona International Peace Resource Centre (BIPRC) and the Centre of Partnerships for Development (CAD) have pioneered a range of training courses, delivered around the world.

The training course

This 3-day course develops skills, understanding and knowledge for effective cross-sector partnering, and balances core knowledge with highly interactive, experiential learning through role play, ‘serious games’ and peer-to-peer exchange. The course optionally leads to a Certificate in Partnering Practice.

It is designed to benefit organisations from all sectors, from government officials to civil society organisations, private sector organisation, UN and other international organisations, who need to build their knowledge, understanding and skills of how to work effectively in partnership

Information and contact

The 3-day course will be held from 09 a.m. on the 14th of December until 3 p.m. on the 16th of December 2016. It will take place in Barcelona, Spain, at the Casa Sant Felip Neri, Carrer Nena Casas, 37-47 08017 Barcelona.

The course costs 1200€ for companies and international organizations and 1000€ Non-Profit/Gov.

To register, please click here and access the eventbrite.

For more information about the training course consult the event brochure and/or contact