After more than two years of solely providing digital negotiation skills training for humanitarian aid workers, we are happy to share that we were back on location last week for a physical training. Clingendael met with 20 aid workers for a three-day interactive training. The majority of the aid workers working in Turkey or the region.
Conflicts, violence, access challenges and breaches of humanitarian principles still occur in many of the locations where all these aid workers are active. Through simulations and role play we provide an experiential learning environment in which participants practiced with practical negotiation tools and techniques to better handle their daily challenges. In our extensive reflection sessions, participants are given an opportunity to share valuable experiences and lessons learned about negotiations in their humanitarian context, specific to their region. The training clearly showed how valuable human/face-to-face interaction is for aid workers in order for them to feel comfortable sharing personal experiences and thoughts.
We are looking forward to returning to the Middle East again for our training in Dubai in April. For more training opportunities, check our training page or get in touch with one of the trainers.