Scaling Up Collaboration Skills Globally
Capacity Building for Partnering



Dear Friend,

CLI is active in different projects around the world scaling up collaboration skills. With this newsletter you will learn more about our engagement mission in Tunisia, a training on collective leadership skills for the Scaling Up Nutrition Secretariat, CLI’s iMove network membership, as well as our Still Point Foundation scholars in Cambodia.

How will the international community achieve SDG 17, and with it, the other sixteen SDGs? This is a question Petra Kuenkel raises in her article on IISD’s SDG Knowledge Hub. You will also have an overview of our upcoming courses and events and you can watch the recording of our webinar “Stakeholder Dialogues in Practice”.

Whatever sustainability project you are working on, consider the importance of investing in collaboration skills.

The CLI Team



Changing the way we co-create for a more sustainable, socially just future!

CLI's trainings in 2017:

The Art of Stakeholder Collaboration
11 - 14 Oct 2017 | Cambodia
14 - 17 Nov 2017 | Germany
21 - 24 Nov 2017 | South Africa

The Art of Leading Collectively
26 - 28 Oct 2017 | Germany

The Art of Dialogue (facilitator training)
11 - 14 Dec 2017 | Germany

>>> register for our trainings <<<

The above-listed open courses can also be adapted to your specific context and challenges in a tailor made format for your team, partners and stakeholders.


Strengthening Civil Engagement in Kairouan, Tunisia


Clean Water for Healthy Communities in Cambodia Scholarships Granted 




CLI is collaborating with We love Kairouan, a youth civil society organisation in Kairouan, Tunisia, to strengthen civil engagement, local good governance and decentralisation of the democratic process in Kairouan.
CLI offered a workshop for key members of the organisation that combined capacity building and the sharpening of WLK’s mission and strategy for engagement using CLI’s proven approach of integrated capacity building.



We are pleased to profile two of our scholarship recipients, Sarong Vit-Kory and Mai Sieng, who work with WaterSHED Cambodia. They were among our first scholarship recipients for the The Art of Stakeholder Collaboration  course in Cambodia.  Through a donation from the Still Point Foundation in the United States, up to ten civil society practitioners will have the chance to participate in the training. Three scholarships remain and applications will be considered in the order they are received. Read more >>


The Collective Leadership Compass and the Scaling Up Nutrition Secretariat


CLI is Part of the iMOVE Quality Education Network

SUN retreat newsletter



In May 2017, CLI organized and facilitated the Scaling Up Nutrition Secretariat’s team retreat in the Jura Mountains in France near Geneva. CLI Managing Partner Douglas F. Williamson led CLI’s efforts and guided the SUN Secretariat staff through two days of training and team-building using the Collective Leadership Compass as a primary tool.​ Read more >>



iMOVE's objective is to promote international collaboration with German training providers and the initiation of cooperation and relationships in vocational training (TVET) and continuing education. CLI joined the initiative at the end of last year by meeting the relevant quality standards. Read more >>

The Future of Leadership is Collective - Petra Kuenkel's Blog

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 This is Petra Kuenkel's
personal blog on Collective Leadership. She writes for all who believe that this world needs more collective action for sustainability and shares her experiences on how you can lead collectively in these complex processes in her diverse blog posts.

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From Supporting Projects to Funding Partnerships is the topic of Petra Kuenkel's latest article on the SDG Knowledge Hub. Why are multi-stakeholder partnerships crucial in order to enhance the delivery of the Global Goals and how can funders contribute to making the collaboration journey a success? A shift in planning and implementation logic is needed, as well as capacity building in the field corresponding to the project. Read more >>

Are you planning a conference / lab / summit in the topic area of sustainable development, global transformation, leadership and collaboration? Are you looking for an inspiring and experienced Keynote Speaker?
>>> Book Petra Kuenkel as a Speaker <<<


14 - 15 August, Potsdam (Germany): Towards a Contemplative Commons Workshop at the Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies. More information:

30 August - 1 September, Dundee (UK): Transformations 2017 The third edition of the international interdisciplinary conference focusing on transformations towards sustainability themed Transformations in Practice. More information:

18 - 20 September, New York (USA): International Conference on Sustainable Development This year's theme is The World in 2050: Looking Ahead for Sustainable Development. More information:​.

21 September, New York (USA): UN Global Compact Leaders Summit Global Leaders will gather to inspire true leadership for the SDGs. More information:
28 - 29 September, Zurich (Switzerland): 2nd Annual Women in Leadership International Conference Petra  Kuenkel will be a keynote speaker at the second edition of this conference for strategies and practical solutions for enhancing leadership effectiveness for women. More information:

11 October, Linz (Austria): Austrian CSR-Day 2017 Petra Kuenkle will moderate a panel discussion and have a workshop at this Austrian business council for sustainable development organised event. More information (only in German):

12 - 15 October, Brussels (Belgium): ila annual global conference The 19th edition of the conference is themed Leadership in Turbulent Times. More information:

16 - 17 October, Munich (Germany): EBAN Summit 2017 Petra Kuenkel is a speaker at the conference themed Where Investors ensure the Parity of People, Planet, and Profit with Passion and Purpose. More information:

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