Working with Stakeholder Dialogues: Key Concepts and Competencies for Achieving Common Goals - a practical guide for change agents from public sector, private sector and civil society

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BoD – Books on Demand, Apr 7, 2011 - Reference - 228 pages
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Working towards a more sustainable world requires bringing together differing world-views and balancing conflicts of interests for responsible business, people-oriented public service and a strong civil society. Stakeholder Dialogues are a methodology for the design and implementation of consultation and cooperation processes that are built on the inclusion and integration of different interest groups. Such a collaborative approach requires new competencies for globally and locally responsible leaders. It calls for conscious leadership in integrating differences in cultures, interests and goals. With a well-structured approach Stakeholder Dialogues lead to practical outcomes that could not have been achieved otherwise and that can be implemented more easily because all stakeholders involved experience a higher degree of ownership. High-quality Stakeholder Dialogues create a climate of trust, commitment and collective intelligence. Based on the Collective Leadership Institute’s 5 years of experience in process support and capacity building, the practical guide Working with Stakeholder Dialogues supports you in planning, implementing and evaluating successful and result-oriented consultation and cooperation between different stakeholders.

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Petra Kuenkel, Founder and Director of the Collective Leadership Institute is an industrial psychologist by profession. She has gained extensive experience in consulting complex change management processes internationally and in building cross-sector partnerships for sustainable development. As a senior faculty member of international executive education programs, she has taught dialogic leadership development for High Potentials from Multinational Companies in the US, UK and South Africa. Her passion lies in supporting leaders to become a committed force for good. She believes in the dialogic leadership approach to stakeholder engagement for sustainability. Petra lives in Germany and South Africa.

Silvine Gerlach, a faculty member of the Collective Leadership Institute’s educational programs, has gained her experience in Stakeholder Dialogues and cooperation processes in Germany, Ethiopia, and Senegal. She worked with the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) in researching partnership facilitation and holds a Master’s Degree in Sociology, Political Science and Psychology from the Free University Berlin and the Berlin Institute for Technology. Silvine is an accredited Systemic Organizational Consultant.

Vera Frieg, also a faculty member for Collective Leadership Institute’s educational programs has worked on stakeholder cooperation processes in small business promotion and community relations of economic zones in the Phillippines. She holds a certificate as peace and conflict consultant from the Academy for Conflict Transformation in Bonn/Germany and a M.A. in European studies from the Maastricht University/The Netherlands with a focus on Development Cooperation and International Relations.

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