Short course Negotiation in Humanitarian Crises 2021

Negotiating with a variety of stakeholders is a reality for professionals in the humanitarian field. This executive short course is a full-time training which focuses on the design of adapted negotiation strategies in humanitarian settings, as well as the development of participant’s self-awareness

Information

Period

17 May 2021 - 21 May 2021
2 ECTS credits
50 Teaching hours
Approximately 20 hours of face-to-face teaching including reflexive practice on real situations faced by participants, panel with experts, and role plays. Approximately 30 hours of self-study time including readings, audio visual presentations, videos.

Language

English

Format

On-site – switch over to online-learning if required

Contact

Location

Geneva

Registration

Registration deadline

3 May 2021
APPLICATION DEADLINE 2 weeks before the starts of the course. For candidates who need a VISA: 6 weeks before the start of the course.

Fees:

CHF 1'500.-

Contribution to the SDGs

Goal 1: End poverty in all its forms everywhere Goal 2: End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture Goal 3: Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages Goal 4: Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all Goal 5: Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls Goal 10: Reduce inequality within and among countries Goal 11: Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable Goal 13: Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts Goal 16: Promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development Goal 17: Strengthen the means of implementation and revitalize the Global Partnership for Sustainable Development

Objectives

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.

Audience

Professionals in the humanitarian, development or social sector looking to develop their competencies in Humanitarian Negotiation
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.

Programme

  • 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.

Director(s)

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

Coordinator(s)

André PICOT, Geneva Centre of Humanitarian Studies
You are a humanitarian practitioner who has to negotiate with several stakeholders on a range of issues including access and coordination, this course could interest you.

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.

Admission criteria

Admission requirements:

  1. a university qualification (bachelor’s degree or equivalent);
  2. at least three years of relevant professional experience;
  3. excellent command of English;
  4. motivation working in the humanitarian sector.

Documents required:

  • CV (Résumé)
  • Scanned copy of passport
  • A passport photo (.jpg format).

More information about the admission process is available on our application page.

Number of participants

Le nombre de participants est adapté à la pédagogie choisie.

Contribution to the SDGs

Goal 1: End poverty in all its forms everywhere Goal 2: End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture Goal 3: Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages Goal 4: Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all Goal 5: Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls Goal 10: Reduce inequality within and among countries Goal 11: Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable Goal 13: Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts Goal 16: Promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development Goal 17: Strengthen the means of implementation and revitalize the Global Partnership for Sustainable Development

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