CLCP and the Private Sector


CLCP and the Private Sector

This is the meeting place for Constellation members interested to bring CLCP to the private sector and vice versa. We exchange our experiences, learn together and will try to come up with a Constellation Offer for the Private sector.

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The Constellation's Offer to Businesses: A Summary

Started by Olivia Munoru. Last reply by Nathalie Legros Jan 30, 2013. 1 Reply

The link below provides a summary of our offer to Businesses. Like all our interactions with communities, we listen first and try to understand their vision. Once we have this understanding, we can…Continue

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SALT visits for the private Sector

Started by Marlou. Last reply by Gaston Nov 25, 2011. 1 Reply

Dear all, Below you find a copy of a conversation that took place on email with a small group of Constellation friends. We want to open the floor for all of you interested in the topic of CLCP and…Continue

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Comment by Marlou on June 14, 2011 at 5:21pm

Dear Friends!

It was great talking with a first small group on the matter of bringing CLCP to the private sector and vice versa. I am happy to see more friends joining this group.

As promissed - for those who werenot in the Skype - a short note on what we discussed.



Present in the Skype meeting, Thursday 9 June:

Luca, Yves, Joke, Lawan, Florence and Marlou.


We found out that in spite of a very diverse background we share a belief that the Community Life Competence Process, with its supportive and appreciative values, can be of added value for the private sector.

We are interested to learn together from the (limited) experience so far and from the upcoming experience for example from Lawan with the business world in Thailand and Luca with his clients from Singapore. We felt that from our exchanges we as a working group could develop the Constellations offer for the private sector. Some of us are also eager to apply the learning ourselves.

Following action points came up, all with the acknowledgement that we are very much at the beginning of an exploratory phase together.


Next steps:

1.  Some of us indicated we would like to know each other better to make collaboration in this group easier. By lack of face to face opportunities we will be contacting each other on own iniatives using our personal pages on Ning and Skype video conversations.  

2. Invite more friends to this working group. We realise that we talked with only a small selection of friends interested in the topic. We will all invite others we know that can contribute. (announcement was done in Newsletter, Joke invited friends from Dutch Competence). Lets build further as we go!

3. We want to be able to define why CLCP can make a difference to the private sector. To do this we will be collecting good practices from first and upcoming experiences (two lawyers firms in Belgium, hotels in Kenya, soon: Lawan in Thailand and Luca and Gaston with Standard Charter Bank in Singapore).

**Who volunteers to develop this set of good practices together with Marlou?


4.  Together we can further develop an offer from the Constellation to the Private Sector. We discussed that the entree point could be Partnerships with businesses who sponsor the Constellation (Yves reminded us of the enormous amount going from 'business' to 'good causes'. Joke reminded that we donot purely want the sponsoring. "We are convinced of an approach. We want to grow and involve as many people as possible and therefore we also invite businesses to be our partner").

The thinking now is that the offer to 'sponsoring businesses' could consist of:

A. Inviting managers and staff to SALT visits, inspirational visits (Luca and Lawan will start exploring)

B. Organise events to link up private sector with communities for mutual inspiration and learning. Lawan will soon have a first experience with the Thai Business coalition.

C. Offer to facilitate CLCP with staff in the own business (the above mentioned good practices will be helpful here as illustration). We also felt that the Generic Community Life Competence Modules that Phil and Lawan are currently developing are a useful contribution to this offer. Examples in the new modules could even include workplace as community.


5. Working Together as a working group

We will use this Group on Ning to continue exchange on the three elements of the offer. Marlou will set up discussion fora on the three topics where we can request input and share experiences in the time to come.

Marlou will also set up Skype conversations addressing one of the elements of the offer at a time - inviting those who can to join.




Comment by Boris Alberda on June 13, 2011 at 5:50pm

Hello group,


I couln't join the skype conversation so would like to introduce myself here. As I've already been using appreciative Inquiry like methods in business development I am really keen on sharing our experiences and learning from you how we can make best use of this method.

Hope we meet soon,

Boris Alberda


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