Insight Collaborative fulfills its mission through direct services, special initiatives in global peacemaking, and strategic partnerships. With a focus on negotiation, communication and strategic relationship management, they provide customized programs and advice to governments, intergovernmental organizations, nonprofit organizations, educational institutions and foundations throughout the world. The approach to conflict management is based on ideas developed at the Harvard Negotiation Project, and the consultants hold related teaching positions at Harvard and other academic institutions. Insight Collaborative works closely with its sister company, Insight Partners, which provides conflict management training and consulting services to the private sector. This cross-pollination enables Insight Collaborative to offer both cutting-edge academic theory and corporate sector best practices.
WHAT THEY DO
Capacity Building and Advisory Services in Conflict Management and Collaboration
Insight Collaborative delivers world-class conflict management training and advisory services to governments, intergovernmental organizations, nonprofits, educational institutions and foundations. Their workshops are designed to rapidly equip staff with skills to better manage conflict and improve working relationships. These training programs are intensive, interactive, and customized to address the unique challenges organizations face. Their proven pedagogy includes a dynamic blend of interactive learning modules, case studies, role playing, and personal coaching.
They offer a range of standard courses and frequently develop customized curricula depending on client needs. Standard courses include: Negotiation, Effective Communication, Mediation, and Strategic Relationship Management. Their range of conflict management services assist with the full spectrum of dispute resolution or relationship management problems confronting organizations. Insight Collaborative can also help prevent conflicts and optimize collaboration efforts with others. Their advisory engagements are highly customized and draw upon the following core services to craft a solution fitting specific needs.
Special Initiatives in Global Peacemaking
Insight Collaborative directly engages in peacemaking initiatives in volatile regions throughout the world. Their current efforts operate through two main programs, the Peace Education Program and the Insight Fellowship Program.
Peace Education Program: Insight Collaborative is pioneering a program to provide conflict resolution skills to children world-wide, starting with the regions most vulnerable to a breakout or resurgence of armed conflict. They are currently preparing to launch a pilot project in Uganda that will integrate conflict resolution skills into primary school curriculum to encourage a culture of peace.
Insight Fellowship Program: The Insight Fellowship Program prepares the next generation of leaders in peacemaking to more effectively contribute to the global community and provides essential conflict management support to vulnerable regions throughout the world. The Fellowship begins with three months of intensive conflict management training at Insight.
They work with like-minded organizations to effect positive change. The following list includes a few of the primary ways they have formed strategic partnerships with others.
Joint Special Initiatives: They are partnering with a variety of domestic and international nongovernmental organizations, academic institutions and businesses in the Peace Education Program. They currently seek additional partners where their conflict management expertise can be leveraged for positive social impact.
Fellowship Placements: Each year, Insight Fellows are placed with organizations throughout the world. Fellows support existing programs, spearhead new initiatives, and provide key conflict management training and advisory services to organizations or the populations they serve.
Joint Marketing and Fundraising: They engage in joint marketing and fundraising campaigns where shared networks and combined resources can result in increased awareness and financial sustainability.
Fiscal Sponsorship: As an independent nonprofit organization with 501(c)(3) status, Insight Collaborative provides fiscal sponsorships and strategy support to select organizations whose missions are aligned with their own.