Porticus Online Training in Partnership Brokering

Welcome to Phase 2 of the course, which will focus on

Exploring your partnership practice and delving deeper:
Setting up and Designing of a Partnership and Key Brokering Skills Required

We very much look forward to journeying with you over the next 4 sessions, during which we will practice, reflect, challenge and learn.

To the right, and below, you will find links to everything you will need for each session: pre-webinar work; the Zoom link to the webinar; the video recording of it and the accompanying slides that will be posted after each webinar; plus any handouts and other resources that might help to deepen your learning experience.
In addition, we would like to draw your attention to the Porticus Learning Forum (linked at the bottom of the right hand menu). This is private for the 18 Porticus participants, and us two, to be able to share, explore and probe with each other in between the sessions. We encourage you to visit this regularly, post ideas/questions/comments, and respond to those of others, so as to create an additional vibrant learning opportunity for all.

Learning outcomes
By the end of the whole course (i.e. end January 2021) you will be able to:

  • Relate key conceptual partnering frameworks to your own partnering practice by exploring them, challenging them and applying them
  • Create deeper understanding about power in partnerships, your relation to different forms of power and how to transform current power-imbalances in your partnerships. Zoom into one area of power imbalance: “partner selection” planting a seed to think about alternative ways.
  • Reflect on own mental models and partnering practice, and learning to learn through regular reflection in order to evolve your own behavior, attitudes and expectations of partnerships 
  • Share challenges, insights, and ideas with peers from across sectors, regions, about partnering practice in different phases of the partnering cycle.
  • Explore the role of the partnership broker and how this relates to your practice. This includes discovering your ‘sense of agency’ and diverse options you have to reveal challenges and to help address unhelpful partnering practice. Become more aware of your own ‘sense of agency’ in the “donor” role.
  • Co-create new thinking around typical partnering challenges (e.g. partnering governance)
  • Identify options and actions to strengthen the capacity of your organisation and yourself as a partnership broker, to navigate the coming months.

Participant Groups and Session Times
We will run each session twice, for people in different time zones. The two groups are as follows:

Group 1Group 2
Rita Anyumba, Laurah Kamau,
Sara Habachi, Ramon Chua,
Sadaf Huq, Sophie Pabbruwe,
Ena Pervan, Irene Salgado,
Christina Robledano, Charlotte Roche
Michaela Richter, Eva Nderu,
Carlos De La Rosa, Camilla Daminello,
Anna Nascimento, Sabine Palatin,
Paolo Frizzi, Amy Suttom
DayGroup 1Group 2
Session 1: 30th Nov10:00 – 13:00 CET14:00 – 17:00 CET
Session 2: 7th Dec09:00 – 16:00 CET
(full day!)
13:00 – 20:00 CET
(full day!)
Session 3: 10th Dec10:00 – 13:00 CET14:00 – 17:00 CET
Session 4: 14th Dec10:00 – 13:00 CET14:00 – 17:00 CET

NB: Please note that the second session, on 7th Dec is a FULL DAY – seven hours of structured work, online and off line, with breaks (don’t worry!).

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us Helga (hvkampen@xs4all.nl) and Lola (lola@partneshipbrokers.org)