Convening Multi-Stakeholder Processes

Today’s world is faced by unprecedented, interdependent and highly dynamic complex challenges. This is what Adam Kahane calls tough problems, which require the collaboration of multiple diverse others across geographies, professions and organizational levels. Many EUKI projects are supporting such collaborative processes but effective dialogue and collaboration is often tougher than expected especially in a public discourse that gets increasingly polarised. People that need to work together often share a history of distrust, bring different mindsets and worldviews to the table and see little common ground or incentive for cooperation.  

The envisaged training shall address the question of how a meaningful multi-stakeholder dialogue and productive collaboration can be initiated under these circumstances. How can reluctant stakeholders (governments, private sector, academia, civil society) be convinced to actively engage in these processes? How can civil society organisations move things forward despite a lack (real or perceived) of convening power? How to work with people you don`t agree with or like or trust? 


The training will be split into 4 sessions and take place on 25/10, 28/10,  08/11 and 11/11 9:30 – 12:30 CET.

Before the training itself, a short pre-workshop session introducing the use of the virtual facilitation tools will be offered.


The online training consists of a total of 4 content modules and an introductory event to the online platform.


Module 0: Introduction

Getting to know the participants

Presentation of the agenda

Introduction to the online platform

Agreeing on forms of work


Module 1: Collaboration is becoming more necessary and more difficult

Why complex challenges do not tolerate simple solutions

The limitations of conventional collaboration

A brief history of Multi-Stakeholder-Dialogues


Module 2: Shaping multi-stakeholder dialogues professionally

Multi Stakeholder Dialogue Canvas

Resources and Facilitation

The difference between method and attitude


Module 3: Unconventional, Stretch Collaboration is becoming essential

Stretch collaboration abandons the illusion of control

There is more than one whole

Listen for possibility rather than for certainty


Module 4: Deep-Listening and Dialogue within Multi-Stakeholder-Settings

Four ways of conversation

Deep listening and generative dialogues

Leading from the future


Bookings are closed for this event.