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20 Jan 2018

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, kh@constellations-international.com.

Send your your application till JANUARY 20th 2018