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Structure 15/15:

Talk About International Partnership Programs!

  • Every event is open and free.

  • Every month is a different topic.

  • Every session is 15 followed by 15.


That's 15 minutes of presentation and 15 minutes of conversation.

Topics are taken from my books, where you can learn more.

Sessions will be recorded and posted here for future viewing.

IT'S PRACTICAL, NOT TECHNICAL - AND NOW YOU CAN, TOO.

NEXT:  Session 4, February 10, 2021 - Eventbrite RSVP here.

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Session 4: The Inhouse Partner Custodian Secretariat

Wednesday, 12 pm EST

February 10, 2021

Continuing into 2021 with Structure 15/15, let's celebrate the special role of secretariats:

The Inhouse Partner Custodian Secretariat

Secretariats can make or break international partnership programs. At their best, they are the special sauce. Housed in existing organizations, good secretariat staff learn how to live the in/out duality every day. Embedded in partner organizations, they have lots of functions and can fill in the gaps (the custodial effect). Never underestimate the power of an optimally-placed, well-balanced, inhouse secretariat.

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Session 3: The
Full Trustee Is Not the Limited Trustee

Wednesday, 12 pm EST

January 13, 2021

To kick off 2021, Structure 15/15 will take a look at another key and riveting distinction: 

The Full Trustee Is Not the Limited Trustee.

What is the difference, why does it matter, and when is one or the other best? Each modality has its merits, and, as usual, the choice depends on the context. Join us to unpack what it means to be an international fiduciary, how it impacts secretariat and other roles, and how the variations make for a richer (literally!) landscape of international partnership programs.  Good decisions on structure come from informed options.

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Session 2: The
Trustee Is Not the Secretariat

Wednesday, 12 pm EST

December 9, 2020

Continuing the Structure 15/15 series, we'll take a look at a key distinction: 

The Trustee Is Not the Secretariat.

Some international partnership programs have only a "trustee," some have only a "secretariat," and some have a generic "administrator." Is there a difference? Does it matter? Yes and yes. The labels don't matter as much as the functions. Join us to learn a few basics on how different roles can be structured and synergized to make partnership programs their most effective best.

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Session 1:
Like Rock,
Like Water

Wednesday, 12 pm EST

November 11, 2020

Kicking off the Structure 15/15 series, we start with ancient wisdom: Like rock, like water.

 

To be fit-for-purpose, international partnership programs have to be contextual.

But contexts change, so they also have to be flexible. And flexibility requires stability because full flexibility without stability is just confusion and complexity.

 

Tried and true: Create stability through a clear and unifying charter. Treat the charter as an adopted document. Leverage the governing body to embed a degree of easy amendability from the start. This enables living, breathing partnership documentation.

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