The Art of Stakeholder Collaboration for Community-Led Development – online for the Americas, Eastern Standard Time (EST)
Key Concepts and Competencies for Achieving Common Goals
8 December 9:00 am — 16 December 2020 4:00 pm

- 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: CLOSED

Stakeholder Collaboration is key to finding solutions to the complex challenges of sustainable development. We understand Stakeholder Collaboration as the art of respectfully bringing diverse actors and groups into a creative process that fosters common goals and progress. Our alumni – including community-led development practitioners and their allies – tell us that our methods and experience provide useful guidance that greatly enhance their initiatives. In this course, you will further develop and apply your skills in stakeholder engagement, dialogue, and collaboration for high impact solutions. We will give special attention to applying our methodology to co-facilitating community-led development processes. The training is based on the experience of our faculty, who have worked with over 4,500 alumni in more than 100 countries, active in the public sector, the private sector, and civil society.

Your key take-aways:

  • Learn how to successfully initiate and implement stakeholder collaboration by applying the Dialogic Change Model ©
  • Learn how to apply the Dialogic Change Model to community-led development processes to create sustainable partnerships
  • Learn how to design processes and events such that collective intelligence, commitment, and ownership emerge
  • Produce a stakeholder map to prioritise engagement activities and develop new strategies to minimise unproductive conflict


Language of instruction: ENGLISH. For groups of at least six persons we offer free simultaneous translation into SPANISH.


+++ Important information for all course participants +++

Please consider our new policy on the open courses: This training will take place online. The training schedule for online presence days is:

8 December: Concept and Form of Stakeholder Dialogues

9 December: Exploring and Engaging for Stakeholder Dialogues

15 December: Building and Formalizing Stakeholder Dialogues

16 December: Implementing and Evaluating Stakeholder Dialogues, Sustaining and Expanding Impact

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.

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.

If you have questions on our online open course policy, feel free to get in touch with martin.fielko[at]


The Art of Stakeholder Collaboration for Community-Led Development
8, 9, 15, 16 December (4 days of online presence)
EUR 350 per online presence day