Projects in Europe
CLI's impact in Europe
Germany - CLI goes to University

CLI has begun to introduce its core methodology into the formal academic sector. The intention is provide Collective Leadership concepts to learners at younger ages. In 2017, CLI started its academic partnerships with the University of Applied Sciences in Neubrandenburg and in 2019 with the University of Applied Sciences Konstanz. CLI is attempting to integrate the Collective Leadership approach into lectures and curricula to support youth and young adults to create the future they want.

Project Facts:
CLI goes to University

Project time: start 2017, ongoing

Sector(s): public sector

Main SDG: 4 Quality Education

Stakeholders: University of Applied Sciences in Neubrandenburg, University of Applied Sciences Konstanz

Outcome: Lectures with workshop character are offered at the universities, started to build capacity in using the CLI methods to train multipliers within universities so that these lectures can be held by lecturers and professors themselves.

CLI Project Manager: Alina Gruen

The Art of Leading Collectively

- 3 days of training
- core methodology: CLI Collective Leadership Compass
- tuition fee: € 1,700.00
Registration status: OPEN

24 June — 26 June 2020
Potsdam, Hotel am Jaegertor, Germany
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Germany, India, Mexico, South Africa - ESD Leadership Programme
Education for Sustainable Development Leadership Programme

CLI entered into a year-long partnership agreement with Engagement Global’s Mentoring for Education for Sustainable Development Leadership Programme. The programme is for twenty young professionals from Germany, India, Mexico and South Africa working in the field of Education for Sustainable Development (ESD). As part of the programme’s offering in competencies in the areas of project management and ESD-Leadership, each mentee is partnered with an ESD Expert mentor for support in the realization and implementation of the mentees’ sustainability projects. CLI facilitates online and offline Project Management and Leadership learning sessions.

Project Facts:
ESD Leadership Programme

Project time: start 2019, ongoing

Sector(s): civil society

Main SDG: 17 Partnerships

Stakeholders: 20 young professionals from Germany, India, Mexico, South Africa in the field of education for sustainable development

Outcome: Mentees develop an understanding of leadership in the context of social change, strengthen their personal development, develop leadership skills at individual-, process-, and systems level; and successfully apply CLI methodologies in practice.

CLI Project Managers: Alina Gruen, Lulekwa Gqiba

The Art of Stakeholder Collaboration

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

30 June — 3 July 2020
Potsdam Hotel Am Jägertor, Hegelallee, Potsdam, Germany
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Russia - Sustainable Development Goals in the Activities of NGOs

CLI facilitated two workshops that introduced both core methodologies, the Dialogic Change Model and the Collective Leadership Compass, with a focus on SDG 17. The participants of a conference on the Sustainable Development Goals in St. Petersburg, Russia, saw the need to collaborate and build partnerships in order to proceed with their projects. CLI’s seminar inputs gave them an impression of how this could be achieved in practice. Furthermore, the conference fostered a lively and active exchange between the Russian and EU NGOs. This is the start of a collaboration with the EU-Russia Civil Society Forum.

Project Facts:
SDGs in the Activities of Russian NGOs

Project time: start 2019, ongoing

Sector(s): civil society

Main SDG: 17 Partnerships

Stakeholders: > 170 civil society organisations from Russia and the EU

Outcome: Awareness for SDGs in Russia and the need for partnerships is built; basic competences for collaboration are built among 40 multipliers

CLI Project Managers: Alina Gruen, Martin Fielko

CLI's Project Manager Martin Fielko talks about the the importance of building capacity in the field of collaboration and collective leadership skills to tackle global challenges. Recorded by the EU-Russia Civil Society Forum e.V.
Ukraine- Health Sector Decentralization

The Ukrainian heath sector is challenged by ineffective service, poor health outcomes, and dissatisfied workers at many levels. In order to revitalize the sector and address the systemic challenges and lead to positive health outcomes for the larger Ukrainian citizenry Collective Leadership Institute became GIZ’s cooperation partner for the project GIZ Support Decentralization Reform in Ukraine – U-LEAD with Europe. By providing series of trainings CLI supports involved parties in becoming Collective Leaders, equipped with several powerful tools to begin to steer the health care sector in a sustainable direction.

Project Facts:
Health Sector Decentralization in Ukraine

Project time: 2018-2019

Sector(s): public sector

Main SDG: 3 Good Health and Well-Being

Stakeholders: 24 change agents in the Ukrainian Health Sector Decentralization initiative

Outcome: 24 participants become Collective Leaders, equipped with several powerful tools to begin to steer the health care sector in a sustainable direction in Ukraine.

CLI Project Managers: Douglas F. Williamson, Alina Gruen, Maryana Zaviyska (CLI’s Associate)

Georgia- Climate Change Policy

In order to implement Georgia’s national commitments for the implementation of the Paris Agreement under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change multi-stakeholder collaboration is essential.

Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH has been supporting several processes, including “processes, methodologies and instruments for long-term decarbonization planning and the integration into national targets to fight climate change while also considering economic transformation targets and enhance the capacities of public decision-makers and institutions for the application of necessary integrated and inter-institutional planning processes.”

In this context, the Collective Leadership Institute was asked by GIZ to facilitate a tailored three-day stakeholder engagement workshop for 23 people from the national and provincial levels in September 2018 in Borjomi, in close collaboration with the Climate Change Unit (CCU) in Georgia and the New Climate Institute (NCI) in Germany.

Project Facts:
Climate Change Policy in Georgia

Project time: 2018

Sector(s): public sector

Main SDG: 13 Climate Action

Stakeholders: 23 persons from the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH, Climate Change Unit (CCU) in Georgia and the New Climate Institute (NCI)

Outcome: 23 people from the national and provincial levels participated and exchanged information and experience to jointly understand current challenges and opportunities for climate change action in Georgia. The participants started to jointly define priorities and inter-sectoral and inter-disciplinary engagement structures for the development of a Climate Action Plan roadmap for the next months

CLI Project Managers: Krisitane Schäfer, Sabine Heckmann

Ukraine- Vocational Integration of Internally Displaced Persons

In July 2018, CLI finished its cooperation partnership work with GIZ on the “Vocational Integration of Internally Displaced Persons in Ukraine” project, focusing on “Support for Innovative Multi-Stakeholder Projects”. CLI’s involvement entailed a specially-created format of three three-day workshops that relied on the Collective Leadership Compass as a primary methodology, but was also heavily reliant on the Dialogic Change Model (DCM).

The objective of the larger GIZ project was to generate innovative Multi-Stakeholder Partnership project ideas to address the chronic issue of employment integration challenges of internally displaced persons due to the conflict in Eastern Ukraine in 2014. Agenda 2030 was always in focus and CLI brought its expertise on SDG No. 17 Partnership for the Goals to the forefront. However, there were project ideas that touched on many of the other SDGs including SDG No. 1 No Poverty, No. 8 Decent Work and Economic Growth, No. 9 Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure, No. 10 Reduced Inequalities, No. 11 Sustainable Cities and Communities, and No. 16 Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions.

The prospect for the larger GIZ project was significantly advanced by CLI’s powerful collaboration ecosystem and Collective Leadership approach.

Project Facts:
Vocational Integration of Internally Displaced Persons in Ukraine

Project time: 2017 2018

Sector(s): public sector

Main SDG: 17 Partnerships for the Goals

Stakeholders: >170 people engaged in the processes (GIZ members, ministries, stakeholders from the central and Oblast level)

Outcome: Training of and empowering 36 persons from six Oblast-level teams to create and prepare innovative Multi-Stakeholder Partnership project ideas to address the chronic issue of employment integration challenges of internally displaced persons in Ukraine

CLI Project Managers: Douglas F. Willamson, Alina Grün

Western Balkans - Countering Serious Crime
Countering Serious Crime in the Western Balkans

CLI supported the successful launch of the project “Countering Serious Crime in Western Balkans”, a project that aims to strengthen the fight against serious organized crime in six Western Balkan countries with a collaborative approach uniting police and prosecution. CLI combined its Dialogic Change Model with the Collective Leadership Compass to plan and facilitate both a regional planning workshop and six individual kick-off workshops with the countries’ respective project teams and representatives from national partners.

Some words from our client:

“Thank you very much for the report and all the energy you have invested into our project. Sometimes much more than you can expect from a consultancy, I would say, and we have been profiting very much not only from your expertise, but also your personalities and the way you work and communicate with the people around you.” – Christopher Will, GIZ Project Manager, IPA Countering Serious Crime in the Western Balkans.

Project Facts:
Countering Serious Crime in Western Balkans

Project time: February 2018- March 2019

Sector(s): public sector

Main SDG: 16 Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

Stakeholders:

Outcome: National and regional collaboration and communication agreements were reached. , as well as a regional team spirit for a collaborative and bottom-up approach to launch the project with local partners. The kick-off workshops of the project in each of the partner countries were planned.

CLI Project Managers: Douglas F. Willamson, Elisabeth Kühn

Europe - The Promoting Effective Partnerships Initiative (PEP)
PEP - Promoting Effective Partnering

Navigating and implementing high-quality partnering processes, a prerequisite to implement the SDGs, provokes the question, “What does it take to unleash the collaboration potential for achieving the SDGs?” The Promoting Effective Partnerships Initiative (PEP), of which the Collective Leadership is one of five partners, will promote clarity in language and concepts, signposting through the spectrum of different partnering approaches, tools, and support offers. PEP further aims to engage and exchange with practitioners and experts in order to co-develop the professional field of partnering and build impact networks of practitioners.

Project Facts:
Promoting Effective Partnerships Initiative (PEP)

Project time: 2016

Sector(s): civil society, private sector, public sector

Main SDG: 17 Partnerships

Stakeholders: 5 pioneering organisations in capacity building for partnerships

Outcome: A website effectivepartnering.org has been developed with plenty of resources for practitioners and researchers in the field of partnering.

CLI Project Managers: Dr. Petra Kuenkel, Douglas F. Williamson

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Germany - Platform for Multi-Actor Partnerships (MAP)
Partnerships 2030 - Platform for Multi-Actor Partnerships (MAP)

In an effort to support the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, the German platform for Multi-Stakeholder Partnership (MAP) offers a learning and capacity building space on partnering. In support of Sustainable Development Goal (SDGs) 17 (Revitalize the global partnership for sustainable development), partnerships between CSOs, governments and private sector organizations are key enablers for meeting global challenges and fulfilling the SDGs . The initiative by the German Ministry for Development and Economic Cooperation, the German Federal Enterprise for International Cooperation, and the Collective Leadership Institute aims to offer guidance to actors in partnerships and create an exchange on improving partnering processes.

Project Facts:
Platform for Multi-Actor Partnerships (MAP)

Project time: 2016-2018

Sector(s): civil society

Main SDG: 17 Partnerships

Stakeholders: >80 leaders of German civil society organisations and their counterparts in other countries

Outcome: Civil society organisation leaders were trained in establishing multi-stakeholder initiatives. Further support was offered by CLI in the form of webinars, advisory, feasibility studies, and engagement missions on-site with local implementation partners.

CLI Project Managers: Dr. Petra Kuenkel, Sabine Heckmann

Georgia - Gender Equality
Gender Equality in Georgia

Establishing effective government structures for cross-cutting issues such as gender equality and women’s empowerment is inherently complex. The challenge in Georgia is augmented by low public awareness and minimal political initiative. Using the Stakeholder Dialogues approach, especially Phase 1 of the Dialogic Change Model (DCM) “Exploring and Engaging”, UN Women managed to create a container for change. The success worth celebrating thus far is the appointment of advisory positions for gender equality and women rights by the Georgian Prime Minister.

Project Facts:
Gender Equality in Georgia

Project time: 2012-2013

Sector(s): public sector, civil society

Main SDG: 5 Gender Equality

Stakeholders: 20 high level representatives from the Georgian government, UN organisations, international and local NGOs

Outcome: A high level stakeholder event was organized by UN Women Georgia, a ‘container for change’ was created to lobby for gender equality and human rights at all government levels, a new position of an assistant to the Prime Minister dealing exclusively with gender equality and women’s rights issues was established.

CLI Project Manager: Andrew Aitken

Germany - Common Code for the Coffee Community
4C - Common Code for the Coffee Community

Founded in 2006, the 4C Association uses the Stakeholder Dialogue approach to work towards sustainability and improved conditions for all participants of the coffee value chain. There are 200+ members adhering to the 4C Code of Conduct, which consists of 28 social, environmental, and economic principles, as well as 10 Unacceptable Practices. All four phases of the Dialogic Change Model have been implemented effectively, helping members and stakeholders overcome differences in background, interests, and worldviews.

Project Facts:
Common Code for the Coffee Community

Project time: 2003-2008

Sector(s): private sector, public sector, civil society

Main SDG: 12 Responsible Consumption and Production

Stakeholders: >200 members of the 4C Association

Outcome: An international strategic alliance for sustainability and responsible supply chain management in the coffee sector was established. Coffee trade and industry, coffee producer organisations and international civil society organisations joined forces to continuously improve the social, environmental and economic conditions for the people making their living with coffee.

CLI Project Manager: Dr. Petra Kuenkel

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