Seedbed has experience at developing, facilitating and maintaining partnership working with a range of private, public and third sector organisations, from initial set up to final evaluations and dissemination of good practice.
We can also work with your staff to provide training, guidance or management in partnership working.
Seedbed director Amanda was responsible for developing of a large network of organisations interested in adult learning to impact local and regional learning offers, while working for the Learning and Skills Council. The partnership was set up to address community engagement, neighbourhood regeneration, widening participation, vocational pathways and capacity building. Partnership support provided included training, good practice materials, workshops, events, online support and facilitated joint working.
Set up in response to the Leitch report, Seedbed managed a partnership aimed at encouraging the voluntary sector to engage with employers and Train to Gain funding/providers. A key part of this partnership involved training to address barriers to engagement, and over-coming cultural differences in language and working practices between the third sector and private Train to Gain brokers. It also involved extensive outreach work to identify partners, initiate contact between the sectors and turn those contacts into learning starts for employees.
As part of a large two-year project, Seedbed developed partnership-based steering and delivery groups of homeless hostels, private training providers, FE colleges and adult learning providers to facilitate the introduction of learning into hostels and the progression of homeless clients into further learning. This work included setting up effective partnership agreements, devising and implementing communication strategies, and ensuring the joint delivery of learning targets, monitoring requirements and final impact evaluation reports.