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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.
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.