International Development

Over the last few years, CBC and it’s associates have been engaged within the UN system delivering a variety of training and consulting initiatives. These have included:

  • The design and delivery of a competency based interviewing and selection skills training
  • The design of middle management training for the UNDP
  • The design and delivery of a Senior management development initiative for UNIDO
  • The design of the Resident Co Coordinator / UNCT 180 assessment for UNCT and DOCO
  • The functional review of UN DOCO

Retreat Facilitation

CBC has been engaged to facilitate several staff retreats across the UN System. Notably, in 2009, we facilitated retreats for

  • UNCDF – Total staff retreat for United Nations DEC fund
  • UNSSC – Total staff retreat for United Nations System Staff College
  • UNCT Lesotho – CBC facilitated the staff retreat for the UNCT in Lesotho in 2008 and was pleased to be asked back to facilitate their 2009 retreat.

Team Building Initiatives

In 2009, CBC was engaged to design and deliver team building initiatives for the UNDP in Mozambique and Trinidad and Tobago.

Capacity Strengthening

CBC has been working partnership with the Management team of UNDP to develop and deliver different approaches to capacity strengthening for United Nations Country Teams. Initiatives have included capacity strengthening workshops in Botswana and Papua New Guinea. Ciarán Beary has also been instrumental in delivering a process called Participatory Action Planning, which has now been adopted as part of the DOCO capacity strengthening toolkit.

World Café and Open Space Events

We are specialists in the design and delivery of World Café and Open Space events. These are powerful, non threatening events designed to explore issues in a creative and win/win way.

We have created World Café events for;

  • The London Borough of Southwark
  • The World Food Programme
  • The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD)
  • The SAS Institute