Collaboration is great when it works. But, well, life can be awful when things are not going well between USAID and a critical implementing partner. It happens more often than we would wish, and it can be a pain in the neck! The unhealthy behaviors that throw things out of whack are simple: one part perceived...
Successful collaboration requires a facilitative leader. Facilitative leadership, if executed well, can increase effectiveness by harnessing the resources of many, can increase efficiency by avoiding duplication and conflict, and can be a powerful leveraging mechanism to achieve high level development goals.
Before you launch an online working group, it’s important to spend some time considering whether an online space is the right tool for your members and how it will help your group achieve its goals. This document walks group facilitators through a series of questions to help assess whether an online space is a good fit...
A background paper on facilitating systemic change in value chains for the November 2012 USAID Experience Summit on Strengthening Country Systems.
Post on ILRI's Maarifa blog about a training workshop focused around complexity and uncertainty.
This is an in depth facilitators guide to knowledge sharing methods and tools, which includes workshop structures, logisitics, and planning/preparation timelines.
Communities of Practice and Networks: Reviewing Two Perspectives on Social Learning
This document provides an interesting matrix of tools for knowledge management and their specific suitability for individual, team, organization, preparation, action and reflection.