Our Network of Connections to other Organizations

We are an international organization and maintain strong relationships across the world. During our start-up phase we are developing closest linkages with organizations in the U.S., Canada, UK, and into Africa. These relationships are part of our on-going initiatives to build collaboration across the globe.


The World Institute for Leadership & Management in Africa — Getting Africa Out of the Poverty Business is WILMA’s mission. WILMA promotes development in Africa through indigenous leadership that builds local autonomy. In contrast with conventional government-sponsored development strategies that tend to reinforce dependence on foreign aid, we enable committed African leaders to take control of their own development efforts. Furthermore, we focus on business leadership, which in its most successful form produces profitable companies, fairly paid workers, and improved living standards in the community. Successful businesses founded and managed by Africans represent a self-sustaining remedy to the problem of poverty in Africa. WILMA supports the Alliance for Collaborative Economies (ACE).

The TransAlignment Leadership & Facilitation Institute is our Canadian partner. It was founded by two prominent mediators, Paula Drouin and Sharon Wilson, with Robert Porter Lynch. The Institute focuses on building long-term collaborative relationships across boundaries. It has adapted the Four-Alignments framework as a means of moving far past standard win-win negotiations as a means of Alternative Dispute Resolution. TransAlignment is a highly effective framework for enabling organizations to work together, for building collaborative leadership, sustainability, and transformation.

Association of Strategic Alliance Professionals: For anyone who wants to know how to form and manage alliances, this organization is the world leader. This site has a large collection of best practices for strategic alliances, and enables certification of alliance professionals. The world’s best alliance companies are members, thus it provides an exceptional network of alliance-oriented people with world-class standards. Robert Porter Lynch was the founding chairman and continues to assist and guide in his emeritus role.

The Sauder School of Business at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver serves as the hosting organization for the world’s longest continuously running Alliance Best Practice Executive Development Program. This highly acclaimed Executive Capability program for Private Sector Executives has been attended by over 25,000 leaders since its inception in 1989, and have gone through considerable evolution. If you want a university credit, please see Structuring and Managing Strategic Alliances and enjoy 2 days in downtown Vancouver.

The Winslow Group is one of our Canadian Affiliates, which combines the use of best practice architecture in Collaborative Innovation and Lean Methods to help its clients focus on supplying their customers, on time, at the right cost, with the right quality, the first time and every time. We work with our clients to assist them in building a corporate culture of continuous improvement where everyone in the organization is focused on the elimination of waste everywhere along the value chain while adding value for their customers. Our value proposition is to build capability within an organization so that it is self-sustaining in its lean journey.

Alliance Best Practice (ABP) is one of our European based affiliates specialising in Strategic Alliance relationships. ABP associates are a group of international independent experts who each specialise in some aspect of strategic alliance formation, management or optimisation. ABP’s goal is to increase the knowledge and subsequent adoption of proven best practice principles to help our clients optimise their alliance relationships. The sole focus is to help clients generate more value from their strategic alliance relationships through the discovery, dissemination and delivery of best practice.