In our partnering workshops, we speak to participants about the importance of understanding the roles and drivers of the sectors they are seeking to work with. The key point of the session is to remind participants that whatever you are communicating to your partner is being heard through the filter of the specific cultural perspective of their sector.
It constantly amazes me how good we are at jumping to solutions before we really understand the problem at hand or the issue we are trying to address. It’s something we human beings seem to do, even when we say we want to find new ways of addressing complex issues where we know we don’t have all the answers.
To extract maximum value from cross sector partnering, we believe that organisations need to have six key attributes in place. These attributes, if successfully incorporated, will provide the right environment for cross sector partnering to deliver transformational change.
In recognition of DIXON Partnering Solutions’ 15th birthday, Principal Ian Dixon spoke to Chloe Bouras about the biggest challenges and highlights for DPS, and how the partnering landscape has evolved from 1999 – 2014.
The partnering process can be broken down in to three distinct stages: creating, developing and sustaining. In this video, Ian further discusses the all-important ‘Creating’ stage.
An inaugural Partnering Leaders Week was held in Rockhampton to celebrate and recognise the importance of essential partnering skills and practice.
I have just returned from a series of meetings in the UK with colleagues from a number of our affiliated organisations. It was very clear from these meetings that cross sector partnering and the professional discipline of brokering complex multi-stakeholder relationships is expanding rapidly.
The Queensland Government has chosen Australian partnering pioneer DIXON Partnering Solutions for an innovative initiative to improve education and employment for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders.