Constellations CHINA LAB Berlin
Enabling Sustainable Partnerships with China - the CHINA LAB is a program by CONSTELLATIONS International funded by Stiftung Mercator In Cooperation with MERICS, TU Berlin’s China Center and TechCode Berlin. It will invite max 10 China interested organizations and their teams /executives across public, private and society sectors for lab sessions in Berlin, project coaching and mentoring in 2018.
One condition: commitment to societal/sustainable purpose beyond business purpose. Whether at the very beginning or right in the middle of a challenging cooperation, participants can use the LAB for development of concrete projects or for reflection on their strategies.
The CHINA LAB is a unique guided learning program providing a trust space for professionals engaged with China or intending to do so.
It offers knowledge in 3 areas:
(1) context knowledge (society, economy, politics)
(2) cooperation management and project tools
(3) the ‘Who is Who’ in the stakeholder landscape along with new networks.
DATES in 2018: Lab 1 March 16 & 17 ► Lab 2 May 4 & 5 ► Open Lab May 4 evening ► Lab 3 July 6 & 7, 2018
Thanks to Stiftung Mercator, the CHINA LAB is offered at a cost of EUR 3000,00 per participating organization. Non-profits and public organizations can a apply for a partial scholarship.
As a participating organization, you need to commit to the following:
§ TEAM-WORK: Nominate 2-3 participants (team members) for the entire lab. This should include one senior/top manager as a project sponsor (at least available for an assessment interview) and the relevant project manager(s) working on implementation.
§ CASE: Identify and bring a case /a challenge to the lab. This can be either a running China-project or a clear intention for China cooperation.
§ EXPECTATION: Prepare a brief outline of why your organization wants to participate, and what you hope to gain from it.
§ TIME FOR THE JOURNEY: A participation at all LAB dates as well as time for process work in between is required.
§ QUESTIONS: If you are not yet decided weather the LAB is something for your, you might like to take the opportunity of a personal clarifying phone conversation with the CHINA LAB lead expert please contact Katja Hellkötter, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Send your your application till JANUARY 20th 2018