Short course Negotiation in Humanitarian Crises
Period17 May 2021 - 21 May 2021
Registration deadline3 May 2021
At the end of the course, you will be able to:
- Identify the frame and principles on which humanitarian negotiation is based
- Define the objectives and specificities of humanitarian negotiation
- Select and manage the most appropriate interaction and communication modes with various stakeholders while in a negotiation process
- Discover one’s personal style as negotiator
reflect and capitalize on their experiences.
Professionals from other sectors who wish to increase their understanding of negotiation in humanitarian settings.
Graduate students with relevant volunteer or intern experience, looking to undertake a postgraduate course with a view to entering
the humanitarian sector.
- Identifying types of humanitarian negotiations;
- Comparing different approaches;
- Structuring a negotiation: analysis, strategy, face to face and follow up;
- Selecting and putting into practice the most relevant tools for each step.
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.
- CV (Résumé)
- Scanned copy of passport
More information about the admission process is available on our application page.