Boost your career with our open training courses
09 Jul 2021 - 10:00
Bron: Clingendael

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 register for one of our courses. Learn from highly reputable Clingendael experts, practitioners and policymakers.

Intercultural Communication

Clingendael Academy has trained professionals from over 143 countries from six continents. Drawing on this vast intercultural experience and from the latest findings in the academic field of intercultural communications, this course will help professionals to improve their intercultural knowledge, awareness and skill-set. Participants will learn to better equip themselves against the challenges arising from communicating with parties that operate from a different cultural frame of reference and adhere to different norms and values. 

  • 2 training days
  • 14 and 15 October 2021
  • For professionals responsible for achieving targets, but depending on complex teamwork

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International Security

The COVID-19 pandemic is a threat to our global health, economy and social cohesion that we were not prepared for. New geopolitical rather than rules-based considerations define relationships between for example Russia, the United States, China, and the EU, which thus reshapes European security and defence policies and priorities. What is driving these changes and in what direction are we heading? Go beyond the headlines together with experts, practitioners and policymakers.

  • 8 training days
  • 20-29 October 2021
  • For anyone with a keen interest in security-related developments

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Masterclass Europese Unie

Of het nu draait om de klimaatcrisis, gezondheidszorg of consumentenbescherming; de Europese Unie is in toenemende mate een ingrijpende en zichtbare speler op allerlei beleidsterreinen. Met deze uitgebreide cursus helpen wij om jouw begrip van de EU te vergroten en geven wij je de kennis en vaardigheden waarmee jij invloed in Brussel kunt uitoefenen.

  • 2 trainingsdagen
  • 3-4 november 2021
  • Voor Europese en internationale diplomaten, ambtenaren, beleidsmakers, professionals uit de private sector en verder voor iedereen die interesse heeft in het kunnen begrijpen en beïnvloeden van de Europese Unie

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International Negotiations

Wherever you are in the world and 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. Do you want to become a better negotiator? And do you negotiate in an international context? Learn by doing in this highly interactive three-day seminar with many simulations, thorough debriefings and self-assessments.

  • 4 training days
  • 16-19 November 2021
  • For anyone who would like to improve their negotiation skills and tactics

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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. The skills can be used to lead a peace-building mission, chair international meetings, build stronger coalition between political parties and or manage a team in a multicultural environment more successfully. 

  • 3 training days
  • 7-9 December 2021
  • For professionals who are responsible for achieving targets and depending on complex teamwork

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Masterclass EU third-country lobbying

Corporate social responsibility norms, emission targets, energy policy and innovation funding. The EU in many ways influences third countries by means of its legislative power. By helping shape the norms set by “Brussels’, you can effectively influence the EU’s priorities in alignment with your country’s interests. You learn how to do so in our one-day seminar on EU Third-Country Lobbying.

  • 1 training day
  • 8 December 2021
  • For international diplomats, civil servants, policy makers as well as private sector professionals seeking to lobby the EU in any way or form from outside the EU

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Inzicht in Europa (in Dutch)

Inzicht in Europa is een intensieve vierdaagse training met een focus op het werken in de Europese context. Deze cursus maakt je wegwijs in ‘doolhof’ Brussel, zodat jouw departement geen kans onbenut laat om effectief met de EU te kunnen (samen)werken. Je maakt kennis met de EU, haar voornaamste Instellingen en de Europese beleidscyclus, en leert het samenspel tussen ‘Brussel’ en ‘Den Haag’ te doorgronden.

  • 4 trainingsdagen
  • 1e editie tussen 17 Januari en 1 Februari 2022
  • De cursus wordt speciaal aangeboden als onderdeel van het pakket Functie Gerelateerde Trainingen van de Rijksoverheid 

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Belangenbehartiging en lobbyen in de EU (in Dutch) 

Als deelnemer aan het Europese speelveld dien je je op tijd te mengen in het besluitvormingsproces. Zo voorkom je mogelijke ‘misfits’ tussen Europese initiatieven enerzijds en partijprogramma‘s, bedrijfs- of overheidsbelangen anderzijds. Dit vergt aanzienlijke voorbereidingen en uitstekende communicatieve en lobby-vaardigheden.

  • 2 trainingsdagen
  • 7 en 8 Februari 2022
  • Voor (beleids)medewerkers van de Rijksoverheid

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International Politics (English and Dutch edition)

This course offers you the opportunity to dive into international political issues with leading researchers, experts and opinion makers. What are the latest political developments in the world? Which geopolitical consequences will arise from a melting arctic? Will the EU look radically different due to Eurobonds? Might there be new momentum for global climate and health treaties? And what does the future hold for relations between China and the West? The course has been full in the past years, so register early.

  • 8 afternoon sessions
  • English edition between 7 February and 28 March 2022
  • Dutch edition between 23 May and 11 July 2022
  • For everyone with an interest in current international political affairs

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Get in touch

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us. Go to the training page and get in touch with one of our training coordinators.

Interested in a tailor-made training? Please contact us. Also, read more about the Clingendael Academy here and in our brochure with our mission, methods and training categories.