Working on the SDGs
Partnerships for achieving the Sustainable Development Goals


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How can we reach the UN Agenda 2030's Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)? How can partnerships help us?
The Collective Leadership Institute’s newsletter shares examples and good practices on how partnering for the SDGs can work in practice. Over the past weeks, CLI offered an intensive training course in Cambodia and inspired hundreds of business leaders in Chile. CLI also continues to support the water security project IWaSP in Africa.
CLI shares its SDG #17 experience with researchers and offers ground-breaking publications. Just a few days ago Petra Kuenkel presented her ideas and discussed with other experts in this field at a triple book launch event in Berlin.

Enjoy reading and collaborating for a sustainable future!



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

Our Collective Leadership and Stakeholder Collaboration trainings in 2016:

27 - 29 Oct 2016 | Germany
8 - 11 Nov 2016 | South Africa
14 -17 Nov 2016 | Tunisia
22 - 25 Nov 2016 | Germany

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.

The course overview for 2017 will be announced in our next newsletter.

IWaSP Second Annual Partner Exchange: Collective Leadership for Water Security 


ACCIÓN Meeting on Sustainable Development in Chile:
Collaboration for catalysing sustainable productivity




The International Water Stewardship Programme (IWaSP) is holding its Second Annual Partner Exchange from October 24 25 in Kampala, Uganda with a focus on Collective Leadership for Water Security: Strengthening multi-stakeholder collaboration for achieving common goals. The event involves a diversity of actors from across nine countries in Africa and Asia, plus Germany. It will combine a wealth of practitioner experience and expertise with the international perspectives and capacity development approaches of the Collective Leadership Institute (CLI), which co-organizes and facilitates the event. The aim is to improve collective leadership skills to for contributing to water security in each country. Read more >>


In mid-August the Co-Founder and Executive Director of the Collective Leadership Institute, Petra Künkel participated at the 16th ACCIÓN Meeting on Sustainable Development in Chile. With her speech “How to unleash the potential of collaboration? – Leading collectively as a pathway to effectiveness” she gave an introduction about her approach and an insight into her new written books. Furthermore she contributed as a speaker to the panel society with the topic “Collaboration and collective leadership”. Moreover, Petra Künkel had an impressive and interesting personal meeting with Humberto Maturana, the well-known Chilean biologist and philosopher. Read more >>

Building Capacity for Stakeholder Collaboration in Asia


Triple Book Launch Event and Expert Discussion in Berlin




From August 10 – 13, CLI offered the Art of Stakeholder Collaboration 1, our primary open course on building collaboration capacities and guiding stakeholder dialogues towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goals. There were 38 attendees mostly from Cambodia, but also with a sizeable group from Indonesia, and participants as well from Vietnam, Laos, and Bangladesh. During the four day course, participants received intensive training on the Dialogic Change Model and had the opportunity to look at their respective initiatives, which covered topics including nutrition, renewable energy, gender, water sharing, and social inclusion. Read more >>


Three internationally known experts presented their new publications about global transformation at a book launch event in Berlin on September 13. Petra Kuenkel introduced the key concepts of The Art of Leading Collectively, and participated in the discussion “Transformations Are Required – But How Do We Get There?“ with the other two experts Maja Goepel and Steve Waddell. 50 participants from public and private sector, as well as civil society organisations and universities joined the event.
You can find more information about the experts and their books, as well as some photo impressions

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.

 Neues-Cover2 4 Petra Kuenkel is also an author of diverse publications. Her ground-breaking book The Art of Leading Collectively is a guide to collaborative impact for leaders in industry, government and social change networks. 
She also writes articles on Stakeholder Collaboration and Collective Leadership for diverse media. Recently she started a series for The Huffington Post.

Find more information about CLI's publication on our



Leading for Well-Being Conference, October 13 - 14, Tuebingen, Germany. The 4th Annual Humanistic Management Conference is taking place at the Global Ethic Institute at the University of Tuebingen.The conference is about
 economic policies and business strategies which are no longer only directed to wealth accumulation but also promoting higher levels of human wellbeing. Read more >>

International Frankfurt Book Fair, October 20, Frankfurt, Germany. The leading international fair for the publishing industry is the hub for new ideas and trends in books and publications. On 20 October Petra Kuenkel will promote our publications (i.a.The Art of Leading Collectively) on stand 6.0 C42.

Club of Rome Annual Conference, November 10 - 11, Berlin, Germany. This year's conference is themed "Global Warming, Migration and Sustainable Development". Read more >>

Second High-Level Meeting of the Global Partnership, November 28 - December 1, Nairobi, Kenya. The Global Partnership for Effective Development Co-Operation (GPEDC) supports the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals, particularly SDG #17. The Second High-Level Meeting aims to amplify the positive impact of development co-operation over the next 15 years. Read more >>

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