Darian Stibbe, TPI’s Executive Director, has been honoured by the Annual Review of Social Partnerships (ARSP) as a ‘Thexis Leader’ who has “inspired the international community through their cross-sector research and practice”
The ARSP journal, dedicated to the theory and practice of collaboration as key to solving social problems, has marked its 10th year with a special celebratory issue announcing the ARSP International Thought, Practice & Thexis Honours List.
Practitioners from 13 countries participated by voting for the thought and practice leaders, from various sectors, who had inspired their research or practice through frameworks, key concepts or innovative practice in their own work.
Stibbe was recognized for his inspirational work as a ‘Thexis Leader’. A combination of ‘theory’ and ‘praxis’, ‘thexis’ refers to “the ability of people to move to an evolved understanding in any field by merging theoretical and practical insights, theories and experiences”. One nomination referred to Stibbe as ‘a bit like the partnering Oracle, offering a wealth of practical delivery experience and an amazing ability to generate knowledge capital that quickly becomes international best practice.’ Another stated that “Darian is steeped in partnership theory and practice. His depth of knowledge inspires you to go beyond what you thought possible”.
Stibbe joins a number of others in the list of honoured Thexis Leaders including Jane Nelson, Gib Bulloch, Ros Tennyson and Klaus Schwab.
“I am priviliged and delighted to join such an amazing group of partnership luminaries honoured by the ARSP as Thexis Leaders”, commented Stibbe. “Of course, in reality it is very much a team effort and it is both inspiring and an enormous pleasure to work with a group of brilliant people at The Partnering Initiative.”
The ARSP International Thought, Practice & Thexis Honors were developed to raise cross-sector awareness, encourage deeper appreciation of past initiatives, and stimulate further interactions among practice and research in Cross Sector Social Partners.