Open Courses
Building competence in collective leadership and stakeholder collaboration
+++ Important information on Corona Virus +++

While the Corona Virus has caused disruptions in our personal and professional lives, it also invites us to be mutually supportive and innovate our way into a new future.

CLI is regularly evaluating the Covid-19 pandemic, including in terms of holding in-person vs. digital workshops.  Therefore, CLI’s open course policy during the pandemic is as follows (latest updated on 13 July 2020):

  1. All open courses in 2020 will take place online! We do not want to put CLI staff, partners, and workshop participants at risk.
  2. All participants who have already registered for a classroom training will be contacted by CLI. Registrations generally remain valid unless CLI cancels the alternative online course or starts it at a different date than originally booked by the participant. More information on each training at the course format section below or at CLI’s online learning section.
  3. Participants’ feedback from CLI’s online open courses conducted since May 2020 have proven a similar satisfaction rate with the course contents and facilitation like our in-person workshops (see satisfaction rates in the online learning section). While the content and individual reflection parts of the training are at the same level in CLI’s online trainings, the knowledge transfer even works better for most participants than in classroom trainings. Only group dynamic processes are less developed in the online formats, due to less socializing possibilities. However, all participants so far felt strongly connected to the training group and appreciated peer learning activities. So feel free to make best use of tried and tested high-quality stakeholder collaboration and collective leadership methodologies in new formats while the world keeps changing.
  4. If you cannot participate because the technology does not work out for you, of course you get your money back or a voucher for the next online course. The best way to ensure a smooth online experience is to request a test session with us in advance. This also gives you the chance to talk in advance on your projects, challenges, skills, etc. that you would like to address with the CLI training.

You might have to organize more online stakeholder dialogues and meetings in the coming months. CLI is your trusted partner in offering you methodologies and know-how, as well as conceptualizing and supporting such sessions. Feel free to contact us at germany@collectiveleadership.com should you have any questions. Stay tuned and stay well!

The CLI team.

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Open Courses

CLI’s open course format is ideal for individuals and (small) groups who would like to apply collective leadership and stakeholder collaboration in their daily work. We offer three CLI foundation courses “The Art of …”, each with a different focus.

If you wish to participate all three, find more information under certification track. If you wish shorter introduction workshops instead, find them in the short courses section.

You can find more information on each “The Art of …” training below. The following graph helps you to choose the right foundation course to start with:

The Art of Leading Collectively

This course 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.

YOUR KEY TAKE-AWAYS

  • 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
86%
of the participants assess the relevance of the course for their daily work as high or very high. *
97%
of the participants assess the level of professional expertise of CLI facilitators excellent or good. *
93%
would recommend this training to colleagues or professional partners. *
The Art of Leading Collectively

- 3 days of online-training
- core methodology: CLI Collective Leadership Compass
- tuition fee: € 467 per online presence day
Registration status: LAST PLACES AVAILABLE!

11 November — 16 November 2020
Collective Leadership Institute gGmbH, Kurfürstenstraße, Potsdam, Germany
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The Art of Leading Collectively - What particpants learned in the course
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 is the foundation course of CLI’s educational programme. In this course, you will build your strategic abilities and implementation skills in stakeholder engagement, dialogue, and collaboration processes for high-impact solutions.

YOUR KEY TAKE-AWAYS

  • 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
93%
of the participants assess the relevance of the course for their daily work as high or very high. *
93%
of the participants assess the level of professional expertise of CLI facilitators excellent or good. *
98%
would recommend this training to colleagues or professional partners. *
The Art of Stakeholder Collaboration

- 4 days of online-training
- core methodology: CLI Dialogic Change Model
- tuition fee: € 350 per online presence day
Registration status: CLOSED

16 November — 20 November 2020
Lagos, Nigeria
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The Art of Stakeholder Collaboration

- 4 days of online-training
- core methodology: CLI Dialogic Change Model
- tuition fee: € 350 per online presence day
Registration status: OPEN

24 November — 2 December 2020
Collective Leadership Institute gGmbH, Kurfürstenstraße, Potsdam, Germany
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The Art of Stakeholder Collaboration

- 4 days of training
- core methodology: CLI Dialogic Change Model
- tuition fee: € 1,700.00
Registration status: CHANGED TO ONLINE FORMAT

24 November — 27 November 2020
Institute for Justice and Reconciliation, Hatfield Street, Cape Town City Centre, GARDENS, South Africa
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The Art of Stakeholder Collaboration for Community-Led Development

- 4 days of online-training
- core methodology: CLI Dialogic Change Model
- tuition fee: USD 388 per online presence day (USD 1,550 in total)
Registration status: OPEN

8 December — 16 December 2020
Global Development Policy Center, Bay State Road, Boston, MA, USA
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The Art of Stakeholder Collaboration - Participants' feedback
The Art of Dialogue

For experienced trainers and facilitators or for people who participated in one of the other open courses already and who wish to improve their dialogic facilitations skills, The Art of Dialogue 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.

YOUR KEY TAKE-AWAYS

  • 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

 

95%
of the participants assess the relevance of the course for their daily work as high or very high. *
95%
of the participants assess the level of professional expertise of CLI facilitators excellent or good. *
97%
would recommend this training to colleagues or professional partners. *
The Art of Dialogue

- 4 days of online-training
- core methodology: CLI Dialogic Change Model
- tuition fee: € 350 per online presence day
Registration status: OPEN

14 December — 18 December 2020
Collective Leadership Institute gGmbH, Kurfürstenstraße, Potsdam, Germany
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The Art of Dialogue

*  All figures are based on the anonymous participants’ course assessment for our courses in the last 5 years.

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