The Partnership Brokers Association (PBA) is the only international entity with an exclusive focus on partnership brokering. It was created to promote understanding of this new professional discipline and to build the capacity of those operating as partnership brokers in many different settings.

The Partnership Brokers Association (PBA) is the only international entity with an exclusive focus on partnership brokering. It was created to promote understanding of this new professional discipline and to build the capacity of those operating as partnership brokers in many different settings.

About the Partnership Brokers Training Program

The Level 1 program is a 4-day intensive face-to-face training program with a focus on deepening understanding of the changing nature of the brokering role during a partnership cycle and building key brokering skills.

The course is also designed to build a sense of professionalism and of reflective practice.

The course is taught by trainers who are Authorised Trainers of PBA, highly experienced and accredited partnership brokers typically having graduated at distinction level. Training takes place with a 1:8/10 trainer: trainee ratio. Most coursework takes place in small working groups and is practical and experiential in style. Participants are expected to follow and complete a Course Work Book during the training.

Partnership Brokers Training participants March 2011

Partnership Brokers Training participants
Melbourne Australia

Partnership Brokers Training Level 1 is only open to individuals that have partnership experience and are operating in some form of partnership brokering role. The course is not formally assessed, but participants need to have been deemed suitable by their tutors in order to be accepted on to a Level 2 training program.

Those who complete the course report a considerable increase in their:

  • understanding of the role;
  • key competencies;
  • capacity to reflect on their professional practice and
  • confidence in brokering even quite challenging partnerships

Candidates who successfully complete the Level 1 program are able to continue via a number of pathways to either;

  • Gain international accreditation to the Partnership Brokers Accreditation Scheme (PBAS) through successful completion of a 3 month period of mentored professional, or
  • To participate in additional training – such as the Training Certificate or Research Certificate and eventually the Level 3: Advanced Practitioner Qualification

Further details on PBAS and the various further training options are available at www.partnershipbrokers.org

Level 1 graduate Partnership Brokers include individuals from:

African Development Bank, Marie Stopes International, Alcoa, Engineers Without Borders, Nike , Melbourne Business School, ANZ, Queensland Government, AusAID, Rio Tinto, Australian Centre for Agricultural Research, Save the Children, BG Group, NZ Department of Conservation, Shell International, BHP Billiton, Native Title Services SA, Unilever, UK Home Office, CARE International, US State Department, DFID, World Vision, Fauna & Flora International and many more.