We offer our workshops, trainings and consulting remotely, in presence and in hybrid form.

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CID STANDS FOR COLLECTIVE INTELLIGENCE DRIVERS

WITH OVER 40 CONSULTANTS, COACHES, TRAINERS, FACILITATORS AND CREATIVE PEOPLE WHO ARE COMMITTED TO MAKING ORGANIZATIONS WINNERS IN A WORLD OF CHANGE.

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EXPERIENCE AND A PASSION FOR ENABLING OUR CLIENTS TO SUCCEED

We have been accompanying strategy, transformation, culture and development processes to make organizations better, more productive and more adaptable for more than 15 years now.

  • The focus of our work with our clients is often based on these questions:
  • How should we position ourselves in order to meet new client requirements and market demands?
  • How can we make our cooperation better and more efficient?
  • Which organizational approaches work for us and do the job?
  • How can we shape our change and transformation processes successfully?
  • What is our guiding purpose and how can we develop it?
  • How can strategy processes be designed iteratively and implemented effectively?
  • What role does our corporate culture play and how can it be enhanced?
  • What is effective leadership in a dynamic environment?
  • How can we empower the people in our company and help them to develop further?
  • How can we cope with the complexity and dynamics of everyday life on an individual and collective level while remaining productive?

THE PRINCIPLES OF OUR WORK

HOLISTIC PERSPECTIVE

There is a close relationship between strategy development, successful change processes and corresponding opportunities for managers, teams and employees to develop their capacities. This is why we place great value on a holistic perspective and have built up a team of consultants, coaches and experts who know how to provide effective advice and support to our clients in all these fields.

BENEFITING FROM AN EXTERNAL POINT OF VIEW

As a systemic consultancy we do not confine ourselves to treating symptoms, but strive to get to the bottom of the issues in order to achieve sustainable results. Even if this means addressing and constructively tackling difficult and conflict-prone issues.

CO-CREATIVE COOPERATION AT EYE LEVEL

Real and sustainable change can only succeed if it activates and incorporates potential from within the organization itself. We work with our clients on an equal footing, developing suitable answers within a partnership to which we contribute our experience and methodological competence.

WE GO FIRST - PRACTICAL EXPERIENCE COMES BEFORE THEORY

Many of our clients appreciate the fact that we are well versed in the relevant disciplines both in theory and from practical application. We apply our methods and approaches to ourselves first before passing them on to our clients. This means that we know about their effectiveness, but also know about the pitfalls to be avoided in their practical implementation. Also, we can develop methods further or combine them in a beneficial way.

INDIVIDUAL ADVICE AND SUPPORT

As a rule, there are no patent remedies. Together with our clients, we develop solutions that meet the specific situation and the characteristics of the organization. To this end, we have built up a large arsenal of methods which we can combine in tailor-made process and learning architectures.

FLEXIBLE SUPPORT

Depending on the topic and the phase of a project, it sometimes makes most sense to work closely with the client and provide intensive support, and sometimes to provide more in the way of external impulses. So the form of our cooperation ranges from selective workshops, training courses, large group events to work camps lasting several days or weeks. We also frequently use virtual cooperation scenarios and work on an international scale.

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Detlev Trapp is founder of cidpartners and is especially appreciated by our clients as a strategic sparring partner and initiator.

Detlev Trapp

Managing Partner & founder

+49.228-25 90 85.10

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THE HISTORY OF CIDPARTNERS

cidpartners was born out of the idea of setting up a consulting company that effectively combines the advantages of process oriented and professional consulting expertise relating to development and change processes. The focus of cidpartners has always been on qualitative growth and the development and integration of innovative consulting approaches. cidpartners and its predecessor organization trapp + partner have experienced continuous growth since the earliest days.

2002 Detlev Trapp founds trapp + partner as a consultancy for change communication in Cologne.

Combination of systemic, process-accompanying consulting with expert advice on all aspects of change management and communication. Development and support of change communication strategies, M&A processes, structural changes and value processes as well as the development of management teams.

2006 Detlev Trapp and Petra Sontheimer found cidpartners PartG in Cologne. Consulting for organizational development and communication..

Accompaniment of complex change projects and long-term development processes, work with management teams and individual support for executives. Certification for various diagnostic instruments. Development of innovative cooperation and dialogue formats for change and strategy processes.

2008 Detlev Trapp founds cidpartners GmbH with headquarters in Bonn, initiates its further development by means of potent partnerships and expands the scope of the consultancy services.

In addition to complex change processes and the support of management teams, the focus is increasingly on topics such as dynamic control, transformational leadership, design of strategy processes and the development of dynamic organizational models. Extension of the methods portfolio in cooperation with Christiane Schneider. Inclusion of approaches in the area of self-organization (Fluid Facilitation – 2008), effective leadership communication in cooperation with Prof. Fred Kofman (Conscious Business – 2011), Lean Management (2010) and dynamic organizational development (Holacracy – 2011). Conversion of the consultancy’s own organizational model to the Holacracy Rules of Procedure.

2013 cidpartners welcomes Sabri Eryigit as shareholder and managing director and celebrates the opening of the Berlin office. Sabri Eryigit brings with him extensive management and consulting expertise from his positions as a top executive in the automotive industry, financial services industry and energy industry.

At the same time, co-founding of Next Action GmbH in Berlin as exclusive marketer of David Allen's Getting Things Done in Germany, Austria and Switzerland.

The design of strategy processes as well as the conception and implementation of innovative management development formats and programmes emerge as new subject areas. Methodological developments take place in the fields of agile self-management (GTD), agile methods of project and innovation work (SCRUM, Design Thinking) as well as in the examination of different approaches regarding dynamic organizations (Sociocracy, Fluid Organization, Teal Organization).

OUR CLIENTS’ OPINIONS COUNT

In the feedback we receive from partners and clients on the way we work together, the terms ‘authentic’, ‘clear’, ‘open’, ‘professional’, ‘creative’ and ‘at eye level’ appear time and again. A cause for great satisfaction, because it reflects our values and illustrates how much we demand of ourselves.

With its dynamic approach to vision and strategy development, cidpartners played a significant role in the success of our realignment. I especially appreciated the effective cross-departmental and cross-hierarchical collaboration in the agile process.
cidpartners has accompanied us in a very appreciative and professional manner, with a deep understanding of our complex structures in various development processes within our organization. The combination of focus, self-organization and clear leadership yielded very good results and high levels of satisfaction among our colleagues. The degree of clarity with which the next steps to be taken were elaborated was especially beneficial.
Our Board of Directors has had an excellent working relationship with Petra Sontheimer and cidpartners for several years now. In very different phases of our company’s development we have repeatedly benefited from key impulses and external perspectives for our strategic considerations: ‘integrating perspectives’, so to speak. Not least through the moderation of significantly different personality profiles within our management team, cidpartners has taken on a special role among our external partners over the years.