Basic Elements of the Partnering Process

Since all our Partnering workshops are tailored to the unique needs of our clients, we offer a wide range of facilitation tools and options that can be included in the design of our Partnering workshops.

Depending upon the experience of the workshop participants, and the outcome of the pre-assessment interviews, our customized workshop agendas will include a variety of components selectively drawn from the following list of workshop elements:

  • Partnering Overview
  • Review of Partnering History and Values
  • Partnering Expectations
  • Full Value Contract
  • Personality and Personal Style Inventories (example: DiSC, Meyers-Briggs, etc.)
  • Team Building Activities
  • Communication Skill Building
  • Dialogue
  • Development of a Communication and Responsibility Matrix
  • Discussion of Needs and Trust in a Partnering Relationship
  • Development of Shared Vision, Mission, Goals, and Objectives
  • Project and/or Issue Overview
  • Discussion of Project Scope
  • Force-field and Issue Analysis
  • Scenario Planning
  • Schedule, Timeline and Critical Path Analysis
  • Review of Work Plans, Work Sequences and Work Processes
  • Development of Practical “Action Plans”
  • Identification of Partnering Champions
  • Development of Plans for On-Going Partnering Process Review
  • Consensus Decision-Making and Negotiation
  • Conflict and Issue Resolution
  • Developing Performance Objectives and Success Indicators
  • Developing Plans for On-going Project Evaluation
  • Development of a Partnering Charter
  • Plus/Delta Workshop Review
  • Celebration of Successes
  • Written Workshop Evaluation

We work closely with each of our clients in designing the workshop agendas and in selecting the Partnering elements, in order to insure that each Partnering process design will be well-suited to:

  1. the needs of the workshop participants, and
  2. our client’s overall Partnering objectives.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us.