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17th October 2017 German Global Compact Partner Conference

The UN Global Compact Germany network invites its partners twice a year for a conference on current CSR topics. This autumn edition is themed “Companies 2030: How to sustain competitiveness?”.
CLI’s Martin Fielko is present on 17 October for meetings with CSR professionals, as well as NGOs. If you are interested in our training programmes for the private sector and NGOs, feel free to contact: martin.fielko[at] We will be more than happy to meet you in Berlin.

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The Art of Leading Collectively
Co-Creating a Sustainable, Socially Just Future

The new book by Petra Kuenkel with foreword by Ernst Ulrich von Weizsaecker, is a guide to collaborative impact for leaders in industry, government, and social change networks.

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9th - 10th November 2017 Annual General Meeting of the Club of Rome

Petra Kuenkel, full member of the Club of Rome, will participate at the Annual General Meeting of the Club of Rome with the topic “The Political Crisis in the West”. For more information please contact Alina Grün:

Highlights of past Events
11th October 2017 Österreichischer CSR-Tag / Austrian CSR-Day
Auf der Veranstaltung “Österreichischer CSR-Tag. Better together – Partnerschaften erfolgreich umsetzen!” in Linz, Österreich, wurde der Frage “Wie gestaltet man Partnerschaften erfolgreich, damit Potentiale genutzt und innovative Lösungen hervorgebracht werden können?” nachgegangen. Petra Künkel nahm als Expertin für Kollektive Führung und Kooperationen an dem ExpertInnenpanel Collaborate to Create teil.  Des Weiteren hat Petra Künkel eine interaktive und wissensreiche Workshopsession “Komplexität von Partnerschaftsprozessen managen – der Kompass für Kollektive Führung als Orientierung und Planungsunterstützung” gehalten.

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At the event “Österreichischer CSR-Tag. Better together – Partnerschaften erfolgreich umsetzen(Austrian CSR Day – Better Together – Successfully Implementing Partnerships!) in Linz, Austria, the question of “How do you successfully form partnerships so that potentials can be used and innovative solutions can be produced?” was investigated. As an expert for collective leadership and collaboration, Petra Kuenkel took part in the expert panel Collaborate to Create. Furthermore, Petra Kuenkel held an interactive and knowledge-rich workshop session “Complexity of Partnership Processes – the Compass for Collective Leadership as Orientation and Planning Support”. (German language only)

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Book Petra as a speaker

The new paradigm we must establish is about creating systems that bring out the best in us!
Book Petra Kuenkel as a passionate Keynote Speaker for your Event and get inspired by her mind changing and empowering speech.
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19th - 21 st September 2017 Zukunft Personal / HR Fair

The Zukunft Personal in Cologne is Europe’s hot spot for HR decision-makers. More than 16,000 HR professionals are expected to come to the fair. The topics covered range from recruiting and human resource services through work-related training courses, leadership and employment law to human resource software and the future of the workplace.

CLI’s Martin Fielko was at the Zukunft Personal on 19th September for meetings with HR professionals, as well as training providers. If you are interested in our training programmes for the private sector, feel free to contact: martin.fielko[at]

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05th September 2017 Potsdam Summer School

The fourth Potsdam Summer School from the 4th to the 13th of September 2017 addressed the central question: “How can transdisciplinary knowledge production be integrated into inclusive governance processes towards the achievement of sustainable development as in the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)?”

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Petra Kuenkel gave a speech about challenges of SDG implementation on the 5th of September 2017 from 13:30 to 14:30 pm (CET).

The Potsdam Summer School 2017 took place at the Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies (IASS), the Albert Einstein Campus, and the University of Potsdam. For more information click here or contact Alina Grün:

30th Aug - 01st Sep 2017 Transformations 2017: Transformations in Practice

Transformations 2017 –  In Scotland (the UK) at the University of Dundee, the third in a biennial series of international interdisciplinary conferences took place on transformations towards sustainability, addressing contemporary challenges, and creating conditions for enhancing people’s well-being today and in the future while strengthening the Earth’s support system. Petra Kuenkel presented two practice sessions.

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13th June 2017 Kooperation: Gemeinsam gehen und stärker werden
Auf der Veranstaltung Kooperation: Gemeinsam gehen und stärker werden wird der Frage “Was macht eine gelungene Kooperation aus und welche Perspektiven ergeben sich aus dem Zusammenwirken unterschiedlicher Handlungsfelder?” nachgegangen. Sabine Heckmann, Projektmanagerin CLI, hat einen Vortrag über “Kooperationskompetenz -Wie tragfähige Partnerschaften entstehen” gehalten.

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At the event Kooperation: Gemeinsam gehen und stärker werden (Cooperation: Going together and becoming stronger) the question “What makes successful cooperation and what perspectives arise from the interaction of different fields?” was discussed. Sabine Heckmann, Project Manager at CLI, gave a speech on “Cooperative Competence – How to build viable partnerships.”
For further information please contact Sabine Heckmann:

23rd to 25th May 2017 Collective Impact Forum

The Collective Impact Forum, an initiative of FSG and the Aspen Institute Forum for Community Solutions, was the field’s premier annual collective impact convening on May 23-25, 2017, in Boston.

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The 2017 Collective Impact Convening builds on the success of the 2016 convening in Seattle that attracted more than 450 funders, backbone leaders, and other collective impact community partners. CLI’s experienced colleague Dominic Stucker contributed to this event as a keynote speaker. You want to get more information, please do not hesitate to contact:

16th May 2017 - Meeting of Club of Rome Members in Europe

On the 16th of May 2017, the European Club of Rome Members met in Brussels.

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The topic of this meeting was “Implementing the 2030 agenda when the winds are changing: the SDGs and the interconnected challenges of a changing political landscape in Europe and the US”. Petra Kuenkel, as a full member of the club or Rome, was part of this networking event. For more information, please contact:

OECD Workshop – Measuring Business Impacts on People’s Well - Being
From the 23rd to 24th of February 2017, Petra Künkel, the Collective Leadership Institute’s Co-Founder and Executive Director, participated in a workshop on Measuring Business Impacts on People’s Well-being at the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) headquarters in Paris.

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Participants from across sectors discussed and created standards for measuring business impacts on well-being. The
OECD organised the workshop in collaboration with the Society and Organisation Center of the École des Hautes Études Commerciales (HEC Paris), the Humanistic Management Network, and Fordham University.
The workshop was part of the Leading for Well-Being Initiative, which is “an international coalition of organisations, scholars, business people, media experts, and policy makers seeking to integrate the emerging practice of well-being with more sustainable practices at the corporate, community and policy levels.”

Collaboration is key to SDG implementation – but how to achieve the 17 Sustainable Development Goals?

During the Second High-Level Meeting of the Global Partnership for Effective Development Cooperation in Nairobi, Kenya, Petra Kuenkel facilitated a side event on “Raising the bar for effective partnering”.

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The Promoting Effective Partnering Initiative (PEP), which was introduced at the Meeting, identified 17 effective partnering factors for 17 SDGs. Petra Kuenkel stressed the issue of learning in partnerships.

IWaSP Second Annual Partner Exchange on “Collective Leadership for Water Security: Strengthening multi-stakeholder collaboration for achieving common goals” Kampala, Uganda 25-26 October 2016

To deal with the complex and urgent challenges of water security, a new leadership paradigm – collective leadership – is required that recognises the diversity of involved actors as a strength, pools and leverages resources, and improves collaboration across sectors for achieving common goals. Indeed, collective leadership and effective partnerships are essential for the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) from the local to the global levels.

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Combining the wealth of innovative practices and lessons learned from over 12 IWaSP partnerships and the Collective Leadership Institute’s (CLI’s) expertise in multi-stakeholder collaboration, this interactive event was useful to individuals and teams for building capacity for initiating and invigorating partnerships, ensuring high-quality dialogue and engagement processes, and delivering concrete results

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