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A frequent presenter at NICHQ learning sessions, leadership expert Gwen Webber-McLeod, president and CEO of Gwen Inc., offers her advice on tips for effectively engaging extended partners.

Engaging Extended Partners

Watch and learn tips for preparing to engage with a partner, recruiting partners, sustaining relationships, tactics when faced with “no,” and ending partnerships.

Part 1: Preparing to Engage

Learn how to research potential partners, confirm mission alignment, and prepare materials.


Part 2: Recruitment Process

Learn how to send the right person, develop a consistent agenda, and ask about reciprocity and accountability.


Part 3: Strategies for Sustainability

Learn how to celebrate successes, check in frequently, and keep partners informed.


Part 4: Dealing with "No"

Learn how to follow up, not to take “no” at face value, and ask for other partner recommendations.


Part 5: Ending Partnerships

Learn how to offer a struggling partner help and a respectful “out,” and acknowledge issues early to preserve team energy.


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For more information or to contact Gwen Webber-McLeod, president and CEO of Gwen, Inc., visit her website at gweninc.com or email her at info@gweninc.com.

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