Managing multi-sector partnership is extremely important in achieving inclusive and meaningful outcomes for sustainable development. However, such cross-sector partnership is often difficult and involves complex situation that is far behind the expectation of stakeholders. There is a growing demand in Indonesia and internationally across all sectors for greater competence in managing the partnering process in multi-stakeholder partnerships more effectively and efficiently. This is particularly with the business, not for profit, government and education sectors increasingly seeking to work together to solve complex social and development problems. This unique and highly sought-after program provides those working in and on partnerships with frameworks, tools, techniques and skills development to build their confidence and competence as partnership brokers.

Recorded throughout 2015 – 2016, there are five batches consist of 179 peoples participated in the training who come from various background such as private sector, government, civil society organization, academic, and individual. For strengthening network among the alumni of training partnership, on September 15th 2016, IBL has initiated to conduct “Temu Alumni Training Partnership: Sharing and Learning More”, which aimed to share, prepare and identify candidates who want to be partnership trainer for development.

In addition, Ibu Yanti Triwadiantini, Sustainability Adviser to Executive Director Indonesia Business Link and also certified trainer, Partnership Brokering Association, explained about Partnership Brokers Training: A 4-day skills development course for those involved in brokering and managing multi-stakeholder partnerships, will be conducted in 2017. The training is a certified Level 1, a 4-day skills training and professional development that includes: A theoretical framework for partnership brokering and the importance of good brokering in the development of robust, efficient and innovative partnerships; Brokering skills development in: scoping, resource-mapping, facilitation, interest-based negotiation, relationship-management, reaching agreement and reviewing; Exploration of common partnership brokering challenges; and Action planning for individual applications of the lessons from the course.