Short course Negotiation in Humanitarian Crises
Period15 November 2021 - 26 November 2021
Registration deadline24 October 2021
At the end of the course, participants will be able to:
- Define the objectives and specificities of humanitarian negotiation
- Apply a negotiation framework adapted to humanitarian crises
- Select and manage the most appropriate interaction and communication modes with various stakeholders while in a negotiation process
- Discover your personal style as negotiator and its consequences.
Professionals from other sectors involved in humanitarian operations like government officials, CIMIC officers, liaison officers.
Graduate students with relevant volunteer or intern experience, looking to undertake a postgraduate course with a view to entering the humanitarian sector.
Structure of the course
- Defining the similarities and differences between Humanitarian Negotiations and other types of negotiation
- Analysing a negotiation context
- Defining a strategy adapted to humanitarian crises
- Panel with experts
- Special types of negotiation: abduction of humanitarian staff, mediation with communities.
- Role plays
Prof. Karl BLANCHET, Geneva Centre of Humanitarian Studies, a joint Centre of the University of Geneva and the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies (IHEID), Geneva
One of very few courses focused on negotiation, it allows humanitarian programme managers to develop skills to enable them to successfully negotiate with a multitude of actors. Through lectures and case studies, participants learn to design a negotiation strategy that is adapted to a specific context and takes into account short, mid-and long-term outcomes.
External speakers include academics and practitioners, and come from a range of institutions and organisations including the Geneva Academy of International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights, International Committee of the Red Cross and Médecins Sans Frontières.
- a university qualification (bachelor’s degree or equivalent);
- at least three years of relevant professional experience;
- excellent command of English;
- motivation working in the humanitarian sector.
- CV (Résumé)
- Scanned copy of passport
- A passport photo (.jpg format).
More information about the admission process is available on our application page.