Third Party event facilitation
The role of a facilitator is to help a ‘group’ advance on what it wants to achieve – without making the group permanently dependent on the external facilitation. Choosing sequenced methods, the facilitator offers a coherent process to achieve the objective, in a manner that ensures focus and inclusion.
Third Party partnership brokering
Partnership brokers help different organised interest groups, from within the same sector or across sectors, to explore and decide whether they can work together more as ‘partners’ rather than in transactional relationships. They can also accompany the partnership through its life cycle, particularly at important moments e.g. when new entities join the partnerships or original ones leave, when a certain level of frustration arises or when the partnership has achieved what it set out to do.
Design, management and /or facilitation of multi-stakeholder processes (MSP)
In today’s world, we often find ourselves with multiple stakeholders that want to exercise influence, while there is no overriding authority. A multi-stakeholder process is different from the functional implementation of decisions taken by a formal authority. It requires a different design and planning, and strong process-management skills. Who needs to be involved, and how you will handle these involvements, is at least as important a starting point as what you want to achieve. We can help you at different stages, and in different roles, such as ‘connector’, ‘process facilitator’, ‘reviewer’ or ‘evaluator’ of MSP processes.
Networks, coalitions, coordinating bodies
Review or evaluation of their functioning, governance, perceived effectiveness
Koenraad Van Brabant is a certified ‘partnership broker’ (Partnership Brokers Association)