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, 01/11 and 04/11 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