Boost your career: open training courses 2019
05 Sep 2019 - 11:15
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Training Course Calendar 2019

Ready to boost your professional skills, increase your knowledge and grow your network? Whether you are a working professional, have just finished your studies or are looking for a change in your career, Clingendael Academy offers training courses for every phase of your career. Through our training, we aim to inspire and equip governments, businesses, and civil society to contribute to a secure, sustainable and just world. You are most welcome to sign up for one of our courses. Learn from highly reputable Clingendael experts, practitioners and policymakers.

Leergang Buitenlandse Betrekkingen (in Dutch)

LBB is our most extensive and longest running course. Improve your international effectiveness in 3 months. Learn to analyse international trends, develop policies and essential skills such as presenting, debating, lobbying, negotiating and communicating in a multicultural environment.

  • Date: 9 Oct - 20 Dec 2019 (Only 1 spot left!)
  • For all private and public sector professionals dealing with international affairs

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International Security

Twenty years ago, it was unthinkable that Russia would be asserting itself by disrupting Europe’s stability, that China would be one of the world’s largest economies and jihadi terrorism would be one of the main security challenges. What is driving these changes and in what direction are we heading? Go beyond the headlines together with experts, practitioners and policymakers.

  • Date: 23 Oct - 1 Nov 2019
  • For anyone with a sound awareness of international affairs, driven by professional or personal interests

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Seminar International Negotiations

Whether you are working in the field of security, trade, energy, the environment, economics or politics, knowing how to be effective in negotiations is essential. Learn by doing in this highly interactive seminar. Let us provide you with the skills needed for multilateral negotiations, recognizing bargaining tactics and psychological processes involved. Our trainers have trained ambassadors, directors, managers, mediators, private sector professionals, civil servants, military officials, police officers, groups in conflict and many more. 

  • Date: 5 - 8 Nov 2019
  • For professionals and state officials looking to improve their negotiation skills

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Inzicht in Europa (in Dutch)

This course trains you in the best ways to navigate the ‘Brussels-maze’ as a working professional. Let us provide you not only with an understanding of the dynamics between EU institutions and their inner workings, but also with the tools and skills to effectively lobby, negotiate and communicate in the context of the European Union.

  • Date: 18,19 November -  2,3 December 2019
  • For Netherlands government officials who will work with or on the European Union

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International Mediation and Consensus Building

With its multitude of actors and the complexity of international decision-making, mediation and consensus-building skills are more useful than ever. Professionals who are able to build bridges and ensure consensus are becoming increasingly more valuable. Learn in an interactive way the characteristics of mediation processes, do’s and don’ts, understand your own mediation profile and gain tools that help you respond to dynamics of conflict.

  • Date: 2 - 4 December 2019 
  • For professionals responsible for achieving targets, but depending on complex teamwork

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Training courses in 2020

Looking for training in 2020? We also offer, Intercultural Communication, International Politics (in Dutch) and Lobbying in the EU (in Dutch). Check out our calendar for all our open training courses. 

Location & Contact

The open training courses take place in the acclaimed 17th century historic mansion ‘Huys Clingendael’ in the Hague, Netherlands. If you have any questions or would like to meet first, please do not hesitate to contact us. Go to the training page and get in touch with one of our training coordinators or send an email to

Interested in a tailor-made training at your location? Please contact us. Also, read our brochure with our mission, methods and training categories.