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Welcome

Welcome to the Essential Partnerships Planning Toolbox.  If you are here, you are serious about making sure you do your homework before your enter into a partnership venture.  Whatever the business opportunity, this toolbox aims to assist with determining the need, purpose and how a partnership might work. It does not represent a legal document or process - this is the responsibility of your prospective partners and legal teams.      

Introduction

 
Introduction to the Toolbox and suggestions on how to work your way through the modules.

The Proposition

 
If the Proposition isn't strong enough, then the partnership could be built on quicksand.
 
Is your Purpose built on need?  Are the need and opportunities strong enough?
 
Build your business case
 
Put together a partnership plan
 
What will be the implications for resources?

Framing your Agreement

 
Have you thought about what information you will include in your partnership agreement?
 
Are partners coming to the table prepared?
 
Reduce the likelihood of sudden surprises
 
Sign the agreement before an significant work is carried out

Managing Change

 
Step through a change management plan to minimise disruption, getting your results faster

Explore the barriers to change

Put together a change management plan

Make effective use of change enablers

Managing Risks and Evaluating Success

 
It pays to take an eyes wide open approach - contemplate and plan for risks
 
It could save you tens of thousands, your friendship and your reputation
 
How do you know how successful your partnership is?  
 
Will it achieve what you expect?

Sharing Services

 

Explore six levels of change associated with sharing services

        1.      A clearly articulated business case

        2.      Delegation and internal communication

        3.      Templates and resources

        4.      Policies, procedures and processes

        5.      Organisational systems eg human resource, information technology

       6.      Integration

Foundations of Collaborative Partnerships

 
 
How do you work with the dynamics of partnerships to your advantage?
 
Discover five foundations that underpin successful partnerships and how failure in one foundation element may destabilise the venture if not identified and addressed
 
Compare five "Levels of Partnership" with your venture.  What does it mean for the way you engage with  partners?

Additional Resources

 
Resources are listed and downloadable in the relevant modules.
 
Additional resources will be uploaded from time to time.