Building an essential humanitarian skill

The ability to effectively negotiate in stressful circumstances is a skill which is essential to every humanitarian worker: from the field-based aid worker negotiating access on the frontline to the manager in headquarters talking to donors and governments. Being successful in these negotiations can affect the abilities, relations and reputation of the organisation directly, as well as contribute to an increase of the confidence of staff.

The Clingendael experts focus on building this skill in a tailored and interactive training where the participants are being made aware of their own negotiation styles, tactics and techniques, the theories of negotiation and the lessons learned from other humanitarian situations.

The Clingendael trainings are unique in that the primary focus is not on transferring knowledge; but on developing a skill which will benefit the participants in a variety of situations.

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