The Professional Certificate in International Partnership Management program is a 1-day workshop intended for directors, managers and the staff of organizations who frequently partner with others to deliver programs and services, whether they are local, national or international in scope. The workshop is specifically designed to provide skills for more effective engagement with partners in program and service delivery. The workshop will examine bargaining strategies to engage partners more fully in program activities in order to advance the achievement of the organization’s mandate.

Learning objectives for this workshop include:

  • self assessment of bargaining styles
  • development of influence strategies
  • strategic partnership planning

These learning objectives will be pursued through the provision of bargaining know-how, influence techniques, and strategic planning activities. The skilful use of this knowledge will be practiced in simulated meetings with partner organizations.

Who should participate?

The Professional Certificate in International Partnerships Management is ideal for all professional sectors, whether public, non governmental (including the not for profit and volunteer sectors), or private enterprise. Participants would benefit from some professional experience in managing national and/or international networks of like-minded institutions, clients, allied resources and expert knowledge communities. Experience in areas as diverse as policy, communication, and program management is also appropriate.

This workshop is available on a ‘custom, client-request basis only and is not available as an open-registration workshop.

Please email the Director should you be interested in offering the Professional Certificate in International Partnership Management for your staff or team.

Fee: $7,500 + HST


BT Brian W. Tomlin is former professor of international affairs and Director of The Norman Paterson School of International Affairs at Carleton, he has also served as Chair of the Centre for Trade Policy and Law at Carleton and the University of Ottawa, Editor of the Canadian Foreign Policy journal, and Senior Academic Advisor at the Canadian Foreign Service Institute in the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade. He has written extensively on international bargaining and negotiation, public policy analysis, and Canada’s international policies.