Claus-Bernhard Pakleppa

Managing Partner of p4d | partnership for development GmbH (since 2006) and of p4d KG (since 2019) in Bonn

p4d ... shaping working culture.

Organisational Culture. New Work. Leadership.

Shaping the future is our mission – Having grown up in Germany and South Africa, I am an entrepreneur, management consultant and bridge builder with passion. The creation of meaningful organizational culture against the background of current megatrends, the VUCA world and the requirements of New Work is my concern. I have many years of experience in a wide range of sectors, industries and cross-sectoral areas and stand for partnership development. My core competences are organisational development, sparring and coaching of decision makers, organisational research, large group interventions and leadership development. I am founder and co-founder of consulting companies and NGOs.


  • Managing Partner of p4d | partnership for development (since 2006) and p4d | partnership for development KG (since 2019) in Bonn, Germany
  • Systemic organisational development
  • Process facilitation, sparring and moderation

Key activities

  • Facilitation of organisational development and change projects with international teams and companies, in Germany, southern Africa and worldwide | For example in change processes, planning und strategy development, (development of) organisational culture, development of mission and vision, team processes and common ground, facilitation of mergers
  • Sparring partner | For executive staff and decision-makers
  • Moderation | Process facilitation, facilitation for leadership bodies, workshops, multi-stakeholder processes, conflict facilitation, U-Process, facilitation for large groups and international conferences
  • Training & retreat | Leadership training, coaching, self-development, organisational development
  • Keynote lectures | Organisational culture research / culture audit, trends and their impacts on forms of organisation and tomorrow’s working world, change in organisations and leadership affected by digitisation, agility, new work


  • Schwinge, Brigitte; Pakleppa, Claus-Bernhard und Köster-Ehling, Olaf (2018): Co-Kreation in Multi-Akteurs-Prozessen.Eine Fallstudie zur Nutzung der Theorie U. In: Zeitschrift für Organisationsentwicklung. Ausgabe 2/ 2018.
  • Schwinge, Brigitte; Pakleppa, Claus-Bernhard und Sutterlüti, Wolfgang (2016): Der Common Ground-Prozess. Ein integrativer Ansatz zur gemeinsamen Gestaltung von Arbeitskultur.In: Zeitschrift für Organisationsentwicklung. Ausgabe 2/ 2016.
  • Schwinge, Brigitte und Pakleppa, Claus-Bernhard (2016): Beratung und Prozessbegleitung in der transorganisationalen Zusammenarbeit und bei Multistakeholderinitiativen. In: Asselmeyer, Herbert und Roehl, Heiko (Hrsg.): Organisationen klug gestalten. Kompetenzen für eine komplexe Welt. Schäffer-Poeschel Verlag.​
  • Schwinge, Brigitte and Pakleppa, Claus-Bernhard (2012): Research based recommendations for enhancing mutual satisfaction and success in international voluntary service – Drawn from the SAGE Net qualitative impact research on the German weltwärts programme to South Africa. In: SAGE Net Deutschland e.V. (ed.): International volunteering in Southern Africa: Potential for Change? Bonn: Scientia Bonnensis.
  • Schwinge, Brigitte and Pakleppa, Claus-Bernhard in cooperation with Helene Perold and Associates, Johannesburg and CDRA, Cape Town (2012): Strengthening German-South African business performance. Perspectives from 15 companies on the strategic use of diversity and forms of interaction.


Claus-Bernhard Pakleppa
Phone +49 (0) 228 98 164 – 14
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