16 Mar

Using Relational Analytics to Understand, Measure, Manage and Improve Relationships – Course in Geneva

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Relational Metrics is a statistically validated way of measuring relationship quality.

Using it, you can address organisational relationships that are hurting profitability, efficiency and productivity anywhere in your organisation’s ecosystem.

Relational Analytics is running a 2-day course in Geneva, 28-29 March, which provides the basis for full accreditation as a licensed user of Relational Metrics and enables you to join the community of practice.

You can Register here.

 

Programme

DAY 1: Relational Management & Relational Metrics

Michael Schluter introduces the key ideas around measurement of relationships in organisations. He and his team show how these methods enable more effective analysis and provide data allowing organisations to enhance performance and meet social and relationship reporting requirements.

DAY 2: Enhancing Performance

For you to sharpen your ideas for implementing Relational Metrics in your organisation, the team will review the use of the Relational Metrics in assignments across multiple sectors. Particular attention will be paid to the potential for Relational Analytics to increase the effectiveness of multi-stakeholder partnerships in achieving development and humanitarian goals.

TIME/PLACE /BOOKING

9:00 to 17:00 daily

28-29 March 2017

Impact Hub, Rue de Fendt 1

1201 Geneva

Non-residential

Price

Full Price CHF 1,200 (Government/Corporate)

CHF 800 (NGO),

CHF 600 (individual)

Includes lunch/refreshments

SPEAKERS

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BERIS GWYNNE was an ambassador for the Australian Foreign Office before representing one of the world’s largest NGOs to the UN in Geneva.  She is also founder of Incitāre – a platform to support accelerated achievement of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals.

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Dr. MICHAEL SCHLUTER CBE is an economist, former World Bank consultant, and social entrepreneur. He co-originated the Relational Proximity® Framework. He is founder of Relational Thinking and Chairman of Relational Analytics.

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JOSHUA ROSS holds a Ph.D from Cambridge and taught mathematics at two Chinese universities before chairing the Regional Board of an International NGO. He is responsible for the Relational Analytics technology platform (RAMP).

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VINCENT NEATE is the CEO of Relationship Capital Strategies Ltd., and has been active in the field of corporate responsibility for over twenty years, latterly as the partner in charge of the Sustainability Practice at KPMG.

23 May

Achieving of SDGs only by challenging existing paradigms

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The implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) will only be possible by challenging the existing economic paradigm,” said Ms Beris Gwynne, the Head of Programmes of the Relational Thinking Network (RTN), as she introduced the subject in Geneva during a Roundtable Dialogue on the issue on 20 April 2016. “There is a need for a quantum shift in the way we do business if we are serious about achieving the SDGs and all that they entail.”

In preparation the main presenter, Dr Michael Schluter, the founder and Chair of the Relational Thinking Network, wrote a relational critique of the SDGs trying to address the ‘missing dimension’ and this roundtable was meant to enliven the conversation around the subject. He highlighted three main concerns namely what he perceives to be an individualistic underpinning of the SDGs, as well as questions around the definition of ‘poverty’ and the use of the language of development.

Three respondents gave their feedback on Schluters paper and presentation and their views of the SDGs and the challenges around implementation and monitoring. They were Mark Halle, of the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD), Professor Lichia Yiu-Saner, President of the Centre for Socio-Eco-Nomic Development (CSEND), and Dr Samuel Gayi.

The full report can be downloaded here: ReportSDGsRoundTable-FINAL.

You can download Dr. Michael Schluter’s paper here: SDGs paper 22 4 2016 – FINAL2

Photo: Riccardo Mayer

04 Dec

The Relational Lens: Understanding, managing and measuring stakeholder relationships

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We’re excited to announce the forthcoming publication by Cambridge University Press of a new book called ‘The Relational Lens: Understanding, managing and measuring stakeholder relationships’

The book spells out in some detail the 5 dimensions of Relational Proximity and provides an academic exploration of their use and usefulness. The Relational Proximity Framework® is a groundbreaking approach to transforming organizational performance. It measures the amount of relational access individuals have to one another – access determined by formal or informal rules of engagement established either by the stakeholders’ own behavioural habits or by company practice and policy. By using it, management can address organization-wide relationship problems and strengthen the relational infrastructure on which productivity depends.

Here is a small excerpt from the book:

The premise of the book, and of the tools and courses that complement it, is simple. It is that success – in business, in community building, in public service, in life – depends upon getting relationships right; that leadership (in whatever context and at whatever level it is exercised) depends upon the ability to build and sustain relationships; and that real change starts by realising that relationships are both measurable and a basis on which to improve performance. It is possible to create the conditions within which people are more likely to form and conduct effective relationships, and to approach relationships in organisations in ways that enable constructive discussion and actionable solutions.

The book is written by four authors, John Ashcroft, Roy Childs, Alison Myers and Michael Schluter, and is due for publication mid 2016.

24 Nov

Thinking about relationships in health

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CAMBRIDGE/YORK – It’s becoming more and more clear how important strong relationships are for the quality of healthcare. A conference  early next year, organised by one of our member organizations Whole Systems Partnership, is exploring the role that relationships play in health and care policy and strategy.

The conference, entitled Thinking about Relationships in Health, will take place over 24 hours on Thursday 12th/Friday 13th February, 2015, at the National Railway Museum in York.  It will be led by Dr. Jonathan Shapiro, lead academic and Chair of a large UK Mental Health Trust, and Peter Lacey,  Director of Whole Systems Partnership.  It will also include contributions from other visiting speakers and Whole Systems Partnership Research Associate, Dr. Paul Grimshaw, who has recently joined WSP through the Knowledge Transfer Partnership programme in association with the University of Leeds School of Healthcare Studies.

For more information, or to book online, click here.