Learn what it takes to create, develop and sustain effective partnerships 

Combining three short courses from our Partnering by Design™ suite of courses, this collection provides an overview of the Why, What and How of Partnering.

This introductory course provides a strong foundation for partner organisations before they come together and start exploratory discussions.

This course collection is ideal for induction programs within organisations involved in partnering, for prequalifying potential partners and for those people living or working in remote locations who need to engage with multiple stakeholders on a regular basis. 

What you'll learn ...

  • When to use partnering

    Clarify why partnering is being used to solve tough challenges and when is the right time to use this approach

  • What partnering is and isn't

    Explore the different types of partnering relationships and the impact they have on on value add

  • How to go about partnering

    Learn what you need to have in place to achieve a successful partnership that delivers results

Ian Dixon - Your Instructor and Partnering Expert

Ian is an internationally recognised partnering specialist and brings years of experience and knowledge to share in these online courses.

Since 1999, Ian’s programs have built the partnering capability of countless individuals, organisations and sectors, empowering a new breed of collaborative leader, fit for the future of work.

Ian's uncanny ability to 'bridge the divide' between business, government, education and community has earned him strong ties with international organisations such as The Partnering Initiative and The Partnership Brokers Association, both based in the UK. But it's his work at home, particularly with indigenous communities throughout Australia that defines his legacy.

Ian is Director and Principal of DIXON Partnering Solutions a firm dedicated to solving tough problems and creating shared value through partnering.

Ian Dixon

Course Pricing

Price is in Australian Dollars and includes Goods and Services Tax

Course Bonuses

In addition to the course content you will also receive:

  • Downloadable Workbook

    Download the official workbook in each course to support you as you work through the lessons

  • Certificate of Completion

    Receive your personalised Certificate on satisfactory completion of each course or collection of courses

  • Lifetime Access

    You'll be able to come back and revisit the course material at any time

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Short Courses

Partnering Essentials™ offers a comprehensive suite of cross sector partnering short courses that embeds decades of expertise and experience in an accessible and affordable way.

You can choose from individual courses on specific topics relevant to where you are in your partnering process and to suit your level of knowledge and skill. 


Facilitated Courses

Merging online courses with online facilitation to maximise your knowledge and skill development.

This course is held over a five weeks and incorporates online facilitation and discussion together with undertaking the Partnering By Design™ suite of courses.

Combining the online course content with expert online facilitation enables a richer learning experience and an opportunity to dig deeper into the course material.  Cohorts are kept small to ensure ample opportunity for discussion and engaging in various activities.


Develop your partnering skills today