Just last week I was privileged to be a speaker at a Community Sector Leaders Forum in Canberra, ACT, Australia on the topic of sustainable partnering. The theme of the Forum was 'Collaboration - why bother?' Other speakers included Dawn O Neill AM talking on the rise of 'Collective Impact' and Simon Rosenberg and Bernadette Mitcherson presenting an excellent case study on a policy collaboration between the community and government sectors in the ACT.
There is an enormous amount of news, blog articles, research reporting and scholarly articles out in the world, right now, that explores and speaks to the potential of partnering. As part of the ongoing work at DIXON - collecting and sharing this knowledge for our stakeholders and alumni through the twitter feed and online library - I have been struck by how massive the partnering movement is.