Online Learning
CLI's digital formats for building competence

What are the advantages of running courses online?

  • CLI is versed in interactive and dynamic digital facilitation that allows for an immersive experience, connection among participants, and fun!
  • Diversity of facilitators; they can come from anywhere in the world
  • Diversity of participants; they can come from anywhere in the world and it is easy to include additional participants
  • Participants save on travel and accommodation costs
  • Lower CO2 emissions
  • Working online shows respect during a pandemic
  • Courses will be recorded and turned into user-friendly short sessions for participants


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Intensive Trainings

CLI’s Intensive Trainings offer all these advantages and provide you with the same skills and methodologies like our open courses on-site.

You can choose between eleven different modules that lead to three course certificates. Here is an overview on the different plans that are available:

Module no. Module name Requirements / Certificate
CL1 Shifting the Paradigm, Mobilizing Your Assets to Lead Collectively
CL2 Building Momentum for Collective Leadership, Entering the World of Collaboration only if you completed CL1
CL3 Driving the Future Together, the Building Blocks of Collaborative Success only if you completed CL1-2

Certificate: The Art of Leading Collectively

SC1 Concept and Form of Stakeholder Dialogues
SC2 Exploring and Engaging for Stakeholder Dialogues only if you completed SC1
SC3 Building and Formalizing Stakeholder Dialogues only if you completed SC1-2
SC4 Implementing and Evaluating Stakeholder Dialogues, Sustaining and Expanding Impact only if you completed SC1-3

Certificate: The Art of Stakeholder Collaboration

DF1 The Principles of Dialogic Facilitation
DF2 The Power of Listening and Inquiry only if you completed DF1

The Power of Process and Structure to Prepare Meetings and Workshops

only if you completed DF1-2

Practicing Facilitation for Consensus Building

only if you completed DF1-3

Certificate: The Art of Dialogue

CLS Certification Track for Collective Leadership Specialists if you completed all CL-, SC-, and DF-modules

Certificate: Collective Leadership Specialist


Please check sections below for available modules and course dates and register for CLI’s online trainings.


Online Intensive Training
Choose your plan, modules, and times

Certificate: The Art of Leading Collectively

This e-course certification track will help you to implement more outcome-oriented and constructive co-creation on a day-to-day basis for yourself, your team, your organisation, and your change initiative with diverse stakeholders. It equips dedicated change makers in the public and private sector, as well as civil society organisations, with a tool for better co-creation. The dimensions of collective leadership can be learned and enhanced – individually and collectively.

Are you starting a complex cooperation project, or are you in the midst of one you want to improve? Do you need to shift the mind-set of stakeholders toward collaboration, or to find new ways to overcome challenges? Do you need to arrive at tangible outcomes in a short time frame?

The tool presented in The Art of Leading Collectively – the Collective Leadership Compass – helps you to keep your collaboration journey on track and to find the necessary course corrections.


  • Know how to prepare for your collaboration journey
  • Assess where you are, define what is present and what is missing
  • Map the path, adjust strategies, and know what to shift, to strengthen, or to focus on
  • Convince colleagues and partners that leading collectively will ease the management of complex change
  • Take the content of the book ‘The Art of Leading Collectively’ into the practice of outcome-oriented and constructive co-creation
The Art of Leading Collectively

- 3 modules of online-training
- core methodology: CLI Collective Leadership Compass
- tuition fee: € 550.00 per module
Registration status: CLOSED

24 June — 29 June 2020
Collective Leadership Institute gGmbH, Kurfürstenstraße, Potsdam, Germany
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Certificate: The Art of Stakeholder Collaboration

Stakeholder Collaboration has been recognised as critical to finding solutions to the complex challenges of sustainable development. The Art of Stakeholder Collaboration e-course certification track will build your strategic abilities and implementation skills in stakeholder engagement, dialogue, and collaboration processes for high-impact solutions.


  • 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
The Art of Stakeholder Collaboration

- 4 modules of online-training
- core methodology: CLI Dialogic Change Model
- tuition fee: € 425 per module
Registration status: CLOSED

30 June — 8 July 2020
Collective Leadership Institute gGmbH, Kurfürstenstraße, Potsdam, Germany
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Certificate: The Art of Dialogue

For experienced trainers and facilitators or for people who participated in other modules of CLI’s online courses already and who wish to improve their dialogic facilitations skills, The Art of Dialogue e-course certification track offers plenty of opportunities. Learn about new tools for dialogic facilitation and develop your own personal leadership and communication styles for Stakeholder Collaboration. Self-observation, peer-reviews, and our professional feedback will guide you through the journey of improving your communication. Come with your (cross-sector) team and enhance the quality of your team communication.


  • Enhance your current levels of competence for dialogue and communication
  • Develop your ability to anchor dialogic practices in your stakeholder engagement at all levels
  • Empower yourself to develop your presence and stay more present, relaxed, and focused in demanding situations
+++ online learning references during the COVID-19 pandemic +++

CLI trainings already done or scheduled during the Corona pandemic:

GermanyMAP Multi-Stakeholder Partnerships basic seminar for German NGOs9-10 June 2020
(successfully done)Russia, Germany, SwedenVirtual Study Tour “Partnerships Matter”15-18 June 2020
(successfully done)GermanyMAP Multi-Stakeholder Partnerships advanced seminar for German NGOs18-19 June 2020
(successfully done)

Place/Country/Region Topic Date and Status
Tunisia Art of Leading Collectively workshop for NGOs in Youth Empowerment 19-20 March 2020

+ 26-27 March

(successfully done — more information here)

Honduras Integrated transformation support for GIZ-PROCAMBIO UNESCO Biosphere project stakeholder system 25 – 26 March 2020
(successfully done)
Germany / worldwide DIGIPEER project first online seminar 2 April 2020

(successfully done)

Bangladesh Online feasibility study for textile sector April – June 2020


Jordan Engagement mission including planning workshops with CSOs in Youth Employment Promotion May 2020
(successfully done — more information here)
Germany Online Lecture at Neubrandenburg University of Applied Sciences 8-9 May 2020
(successfully done)
South Africa The Art of Stakeholder Collaboration open course 12-15 May 2020


Germany Stakeholder Engagement workshop in collaboration with UN Global Compact Network Germany 14-15 May 2020


Germany MAP Multi-Stakeholder Partnerships basic seminar for German NGOs 18 + 20 May 2020

(successfully done)

Kenya The Art of Leading Collectively open course 26-28 May 2020
(successfully done)
Germany Online Lecture at Konstanz University 29-30 May 2020
(successfully done)
Russia, Belarus Kick-off workshop for “platform for civil society dialoge” project 3-5 June 2020
(successfully done)
Germany MAP Multi-Stakeholder Partnerships basic seminar for German NGOs 19-10 June 2020

(successfully done)

Germany / worldwide DIGIPEER project 3D Learnspace sessions 16 June 2020

+ 17 June 2020

(successfully done)

Germany MAP Multi-Stakeholder Partnerships advanced seminar for German NGOs 18-19 June 2020

(successfully done)

Tunisia Second workshop for NGOs in youth development 22-23 June 2020
Jordan Engagement session 24-25 June 2020
Germany / worldwide The Art of Leading Collectively open course 24, 26, 29 June 2020

(registrations closed)

Germany / worldwide The Art of Stakeholder Collaboration open course 30 June, 1, 7, 8 July 2020

(registrations closed)


Snapshots of CLI's online trainings
CLI Digital Projects and Trainings

Find a selection of CLI's digital projects and training offers.

Online Learning Download

CLI offers other formats of online learning that supplement our trainings or can also be used as resources for individual learning. However, to dive deep into the topics of stakeholder collaboration and collective leadership, we recommend participating in our intensive trainings.

Digital Peer-Learning Program

Participants from Cilvil Society learn about and build their capacities regarding practical development topics and approaches to stakeholder collaboration supported by digital dialogue platforms, including how the latter can be used to improve international cooperation. DIGIPEER started in December, 2019 and is a free of cost program for German development NGOs and their implementation partners.

Digital Peer-Learning for Civil Society

“DIGIPEER” is a digital peer-learning capacity building program that helps German development NGOs (direct target group) and their international partners implement projects in a more collaborative, effective, and results-oriented manner.

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Collective Leadership Compass Tool

To use the compass in your daily life, we developed an online compass tool to navigate complex change. The beta version is already accessible here:

More information on the compass itself can be found on: The Collective Leadership Compass.

Virtual Reality Training Centre

The 3D Learnspace is the next generation in virtual education and has been developed by CLI’s cooperation partner WBS to enable meeting online as a group again for additional trainings, and sharing experiences after an in-person course. It creates an online space where course participants can meet and learn just like in real life. It adds gamification aspects that make it fun to use. And, it supports the in-person learning with an engaging and stimulating follow-up experience.

The 3D Learnspace is a paid service which we could offer to everyone: From individual coaching, small group trainings for 6-12 people, up to online events with 40 persons. It needs nothing more than a laptop and a stable internet connection. Feel free to request your individual offer:

For more information on the 3D Learnspace platform, check the more information section below.


In our online academy we run webinars on the topics of collective leadership and stakeholder collaboration.

All webinars are free and open to everybody interested in our topics.

Check the dates and times of our webinars or watch past sessions.

Webinar: Stakeholderengaement - Nachhaltigkeit weiterdenken und gemeinsame Ziele weiterdenken

Organizer: Global Compact & Collective Leadership Institute (CLI)

Date: Thursday 12 March 2020, 10 - 10.45 am CET

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Basic knowledge videos about collective leadership and stakeholder collaboration, participants’ feedback to our courses, as well as recordings of our webinars can be found on youtube. is a platform for practitioners from the public sector, the private sector, and civil society organisations. You can find online tools (such as the Dialogic Change Model) to learn and apply dialogic change, exchange best practices, or showcase your successes in the stories section..

Many of our platform users, clients, and partners lead the way in pioneering innovative forms of collaboration in their businesses, initiatives, and projects. In the spirit of co-creation, CLI invites you to become part of the community.

Collective Leadership Practitioners Network
CLI Network

CLI Alumni receive regular updates on projects, activities, and courses. CLI has also created an online goup at LinkedIn for interactive exchange within the network and practitioners of Collective Leadership. More information on this network and registration opportunities for this group can be found on LinkedIn.

CLI Training Catalogue

Find out about the full range of trainings and services offered by CLI in our catalogue.

Building Competence Download Catalogue
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