Solving complex issues like climate change – while also driving “win-win” outcomes that achieve multiple benefits – is a task best done collaboratively. All over the world cities that collaborate with their community members pursue climate solutions more successfully. A study undertaken by C40 and ARUP in 2015 examining the success 66 global cities achieved on climate initiatives, found that cities that collaborate with community partners deliver twice as many actions that those that don’t take a partnership approach. Collaboration and partnership are also key in handling conflicting interests constructively and even leveraging them to create more innovative solution-building. And working together to ensure climate policy can advance multiple objectives helps strengthen policies and programs and ensure that they benefit more people.
However, building collaborations, especially among diverse stakeholders, is far from easy. Management of diverse partnerships requires expertise, guidance and resources – and the area of climate action is no exception.
TAF launched the Brokering Better Partnerships initiative in 2018 and will support it through to the end of 2020. The purpose of the program is to create professional training and networking opportunities in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area (GTHA) that contribute to helping cities achieve their climate goals while also supporting other important public goals. Leveraging world-class training capacity represented by the international Partnership Brokers Association, TAF is offering an opportunity for practitioners to gain partnership brokering training and to connect with a solid regional network of peers working to support multi-sectoral partnerships.
Partnership Brokering Training: TAF has partnered with JS Daw & Associates, a leading Canadian partnership consulting and training firm, to create a national hub for information about partnership brokering training and practice through their Partner with Purpose initiative.
Due to COVID-19, we have developed new online training offerings and national and regional community of practice events for you this Fall/Winter:
Find out about new online training offerings associated with the International Partnership Brokers Association. To discuss these opportunities or to subscribe for updates, please contact Mary Pickering, VP, Programs & Partnerships.