EFFECTIVE CSR & SHARED VALUE Partnerships for the Global Goals (SDGs)


 Intense Immersion – Amazing Results

 Accra, Ghana: Dates to be announced


Public/private partnerships in development can have huge impacts on development, social and shareholder value. They offer huge potential, but too often the potential is not realized, or worse, ill-conceived partnerships destroy value.

This comprehensive 3-day program provides a comprehensive guide to public-private partnerships enabling understanding, application and action to produce results that create social and shareholder value.

Using lectures, videos, small group case studies and scenario role-playing the program blends theory, practice and real-life application, enabling participants to leave with a pragmatic and usable set of tools and frameworks for developing, implementing and managing productive partnerships in the real-world.

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Effective public-private development partnerships can drive organizational success. Yet many fail to start or fail to survive?

Natural Partnerships – Unnatural Partners. Business, NGOs and development agencies have natural partnership opportunities but organizational history and the often conflicting perspectives of internal and external stakeholders can make these partnerships hard to realize.

If you and your organization want to be more effective at negotiating and implementing multi-sector CSR, shared value and development partnerships this is a can’t miss program.

Using the SDGs as a framework and based on decades of successful multisector partnership development, this three-day hands-on Executive Certificate Program will leave you ready to create and implement partnerships that will help drive your organization’s success.

The program will bring together a global group of executives and managers from industry, NGOs, development agencies and international organizations to learn with and from each other, learning how to create effective partnerships.

Key Benefits

    • Ability to systematically develop and manage public-private development partnerships

  • Understand how to align the business, development and SDG interests
  • Know key partnership challenges and how to avoid them
  • Obtain the tools, strategies and understanding to design, lead and support SDG partnership projects
  • Learn how to make multi-sector partnerships work for you
  • Gain a seasoned practitioner skill set in multi-sector partnership development

Who Should Take This Course

This course is designed for public and private sector executives, managers, leaders and consultants who want to learn how to use multi-sector partnerships to create value for their organizations.

Participants from business, government, multi-lateral and international organizations, NGOs, non-profits, communities and other organizations will learn from and with each other.

The sectoral and geographic diversity of the participants will enable 360 degree partnership perspectives.

Participants will understand the partnership perspectives of other sectors and organizations. This perspective will make you much more effective at developing and managing public/private SDG partnerships

Exclusive Takeaway

    • Frameable certificate from the CSR Training Institute

  • Six months of free personal follow-up support from the instructors
  • Customized (and wearable!) Swag including a USB drive with key information and background readings
  • Access to all program slides, videos, etc.


Three intense days of theory meeting practice and pragmatic reality. Real world examples. Jammed with case-studies, group work, role playing and interactive engagement and all done in a sectoral and geographically diverse group.


Setting the stage: History and drivers of CSR, shared value, SDGs (lecture, video, group discussion)

SDGs as a partnership framework (lecture, video, group discussion, small group case-study)

Business and Development partnerships: Theory, Structure and Practice (lecture, video, small-group work, plenary discussion)

Organizational readiness: Assessing your organizational readiness (Lecture, video, groupwork, small group case-study, role-play scenario, plenary discussion)

Preparing your organization for partnerships (Lecture, video, groupwork, small group case-study, role-play scenario, plenary discussion)


Finding and assessing partners: Getting the right partner(s) for the right reasons. (Lecture, video, role-play scenario, small group case-study, plenary discussion)

Partnership recruitment: How to engage the right partner, building your value proposition (Lecture, video, small group case-study)

Partnership implementation challenges: Recognizing and dealing with typical challenges and issues. (Lecture, video, group work, small group case-study role-play scenario, plenary discussion)

Structuring and negotiating partnerships that work. Connecting, theory, reality and practicality. (Lecture, video, group work, small group case-study role-play scenario, plenary discussion)

Implementation and program/project management: Theory, practice and pragmatism. (Lecture, video, group work, small group case-study, role-play scenario, plenary discussion)


Program/Project communications: Theory, practice and pragmatism. (Lecture, video, group work, small group case-study, plenary discussion)

Partnership management: Critical factors in managing partnerships, including internal and external stakeholders. Theory, practice and pragmatism. (Lecture, video, group work, small group case-study role-play scenario, plenary discussion)

Comprehensive Case – a final, comprehensive case that will be developed in small groups

Assessment / Exam


Wayne Dunn has over 25 years of hands-on senior-level global experience with social responsibility and shared value projects, partnerships and executive training programs. His work includes both strategic consulting and direct on-the-ground implementation, working with industry, NGOs, governments and international organization across a wide-range of sectors and on all continents.

He has developed and managed public private partnerships throughout Africa and the Americas including with the World Bank, United Nations, NGOs, communities and international organizations. His partnerships have won major awards, including the first public/private partnership to ever win a World Bank Development Innovation Award and have been used extensively as best-practice case studies by industry and academia, including by the Stanford Business School.

Wayne is President and Founder of the CSR Training Institute and former Professor of Practice in CSR at McGill University. He is a Stanford University Sloan Fellow and holds an M.Sc. in Management from the Stanford Business School.

He is recognized globally as a CSR and shared value pioneer and thought leader. Wayne is a veteran of 25+ years and 75+ projects in the space where business meets society. He is a frequent lecturer on business, economic and strategy issues at events worldwide and his writings and posts have a global following.

Wayne has developed and delivered executive training programs throughout the world providing pragmatic support to hundreds of executives and leaders from private and public organizations from every continent.


“It was fabulous. So happy I could attend.”
– Faith Wells,
Vice President, SierraSil Health Inc.

“Great programme, great faculty, excellent facilitation!”
– Dr. Toni Aubynn,
CEO, Ghana Minerals Commission

“Informative, engaging and interactive. Makes for a great learning environment.”
– Michael Israel,
Abu Dhabi Music and Arts Foundation

“This session was a real success… huge amount of knowledge, practical information, case studies and great networking. Learning is great for my work, benefitting my company and the communities we work in.”
– Sidi Mohamed Moulaye El Hassen,
Community Relations Officer Kinross Tasiast Mauritania

“Thoroughly enjoyed yesterday’s session… made me challenge myself … very thought provoking and engaging”
– Elaine Connell,
LNG Canada (Shell)

“Just fabulous Wayne. every word resonated with me besides helping me figure some bloopers in my own organization’s CSR communication.”
– Ramraj Pai,
President, CRISIL Foundation

“A brilliant programme…. I learned sooo much and feel energized and ready to take on my new responsibilities! I highly recommend it.”
– Senga Chitoshi,
Corporate Counsel, Mopani Copper Mines Plc, Zambia

“If only I would have had these great insights during budget crunch time, I’m sure I could have fared much better. Like always, novel perspectives for sustainability professionals. Thanks, Wayne.”
– Florangela Santamaria,
Strategic Communications, Stakeholder & Community Relations Professional, Honduras


The CSR Training Institute is a private, mission driven organization. It began from a lifelong passion for developing ground-breaking ways that business can serve both shareholders and society.

We are a small, committed team focused on helping organizations of all types to create and capture value at the intersection of business and society.

We Do This By

Providing consulting, communication and advisory services to business, government, NGOs and multi-lateral and international organizations;.

Developing and delivering training programs and events that motivate, inspire and transform people and organizations;

Sharing knowledge and information through writings, producing events, lectures and keynote presentations;

Rather than asking the world to come to us, our services and programs are available for delivery world-wide, our writings are shared freely and we are available for speaking and keynote engagements worldwide.

Our work is not for anyone who wants a prescriptive, cookiecutter, formulaic approach. We help clients develop strategies and solutions that make long-term, value and sustainability impacts.

Consulting, communication and advisory services clients will work hand in hand with us to co-discover and co-create new ways of building and maintaining shareholder and societal value.

We don’t do quick fixes or superficial work. Organizations wanting ‘window dressing’ or a ‘quick fix’ do not tend to benefit from our services.

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