Kuenkel, Petra



Petra Kuenkel is a strategic advisor to international multi-stakeholder initiatives that address complex sustainability issues. As the Executive Director and Co-Founder of the Collective Leadership Institute in Potsdam/Germany – an international not-for-profit organisation, she promotes the scaling-up of collaboration skills for change agents. She is passionate about making dialogue and stakeholder engagement action-oriented to ensure real-time change in people’s behaviour as well as tangible results. She is pioneer in re-inventing leadership as a collective competence. She fosters mind-set change among decision-makers and has developed a methodology for invigorating human competences that foster result-oriented and value-based collaboration for the common good.

Petra is also co-founder of the Partnering Alliance, an initiative aiming at improving the quality of partnerships for sustainability between the public sector, the private sector and civil society. Previously, she facilitated value-based leadership development programs for executives from multinational companies and held a management position at the German Federal Enterprise for International Cooperation.

Petra tweets @PetraKuenkel.