Navigating Your Partnership Landscape

Online 18 - 25 Jan 20 hours English

Build strong university-industry partnerships by first gaining a deep understanding of your environment. Analyse both internal and external factors, including assets, structures, resources, and stakeholders.

This module can also be taken as part of the Building Successful Partnerships training program, tailored to equip ambitious university and industry professionals with a robust skill set for navigating the intricacies of strategic partnerships.

Delivered through workshops, seminars and practical ‘knowledge to practice’ sessions, participants have the option to register for this module individually or in conjunction with up to two other modules from this training program.

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Navigating Your Partnership Landscape


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Who should participate?

University and industry professionals (all career stages)
This program is suitable for individuals new to partnerships or actively engaged in external collaborations and partnerships. Open to university and industry professionals from diverse departments, faculties and institutional levels, including industry engagement, strategic relations, alliances, business development and more.

What is involved?

  • Flexible modular structure: Choose individual modules or complete the entire program.
  • Delivered online: Blend of live and self-paced learning for maximum flexibility.
  • Four successive modules: A deep dive into essential partnership concepts.
  • Expert facilitators: Learn from experienced practitioners and industry leaders.
  • Exclusive UIIN Specialist Certificate: Earn six Continuous Education Units upon program completion.

Why join the module?

  • Develop an understanding of the existing structures, resources, and capabilities within your organisation to leverage for partnerships.
  • Enhance your ability to identify and analyse your external ecosystem to inform partnership approaches and strategies.
  • Learn to address key challenges and collaboration opportunities to lay the groundwork for successful partnerships at your institution.


18 Jan

Internal Ecosystem: Mapping and understanding

Workshop | 12:30pm – 2:30pm UTC

External Ecosystem: Mapping and understanding

Workshop | 2:45pm – 4:45pm UTC
25 Jan

Asset mapping

Knowledge to Practice | 12:30pm – 2:00pm UTC

Leveraging assets for partnerships

Fireside Chat | 2:15pm – 3:15pm UTC


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Arno Meerman

Dr. Balzhan Orazbayeva headshot
Dr. Balzhan Orazbayeva

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Dr. Sarah Jaber

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A/Prof. Todd Davey

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Dr. Andrey Dyachenko

Learning journey

In addition to the main learning journey, participants are encouraged to join pre-course activities, including an information session and opportunities to meet your cohort members, as well as post-course activities like alumni events.

Course module

  • Duration: two weeks
  • Workload: six to eight hours per week
  • Collaborative workshops: attendance required
  • Fireside chats: attendance required
  • Seminars: attendance required
  • Knowledge-to-practice sessions: attendance required
  • Reflections and peer reviews at your own pace

Module assignment

Every course module includes a module assignment:

  • Workload: four to six hours
  • Module assignment
  • Reflection exercise
  • Live session with peers and facilitators

One-on-one mentoring

Receive feedback and coaching from a recognised professional in the field who will help you review your project, refine its goals and activities, and determine next steps:

  • Individually chosen mentor from UIIN professional network
  • 3x one-on-one mentoring sessions
  • Expert tailored feedback and guidance
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Avatar of Balzhan Orazbayeva

Questions? Book a one-on-one with us.

Dr. Balzhan Orazbayeva, Manager Strategic Initiatives

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Other modules in this program

Initiating and Developing a Partnership (Module 2)

Going From Transactional to Strategic (Module 3)

Maximising Impact Through Effective Partnership Management (Module 4)