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Boost your career with our open training courses
29 Jun 2022 - 11:35
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.

International Security

This training course offers a unique opportunity to dive deeper into the most relevant international security challenges and trends. Has Russia’s invasion of Ukraine fundamentally reshaped the global order? What is the role of food, climate and health insecurity? New geopolitical rather than rules-based considerations increasingly define relationships between for example Russia, the United States, China, and the EU. How does this reshape European security and defence? We go beyond the headlines to truly grasp international developments and their impact on security.

  • 8 training days
  • 19-28 October 2022
  • For anyone with a keen interest in security-related developments

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International Negotiations

Wherever you are in the world, if you operate in an international context, you probably encounter many situations that require negotiation in order to solve complex issues. 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? Join this course. 

  • 4 training days
  • 15-18 November 2022
  • For anyone who would like to improve their negotiation skills and tactics in an international environment

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International Mediation and Consensus Building

Professionals who build bridges and mediate effectively in rapidly changing environments are becoming increasingly valuable. To strengthen these skills, this intensive three-day programme allows you to engage in realistic simulations to hone your own consensus-building in the context of a multitude of actors and complex decision-making processes. This strong focus on experiential learning is combined with in-depth debriefings by our seasoned practice experts, allowing you to achieve the insights needed to take your mediation to the next level.

  • 3 training days
  • 22-24 November 2022
  • For professionals who are responsible for achieving targets and depending on complex teamwork to meet those targets

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Advocacy and Effective Influencing

The competition for our attention has exploded in recent years, making it increasingly difficult to get voices heard and messages across. In such a challenging environment, how can you as a professional advocate effectively and become an agent of change? How do you translate your organisation's priorities into other sectors? How can you relate better to others through their and your own campaigning? What can you do to make sure that your international partners support your efforts? If you want to learn more about the answers to these questions, this course is for you.

  • 2 training days
  • 1-2 December 2022
  • For professionals who work in an international or multi-organisational environment, and want to take their influencing and advocacy skills to the next level in order to be more effective in promoting policy priorities

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Intercultural Communication

Do you find it challenging to communicate with colleagues or business partners from different cultural backgrounds, with different norms and values? With this course you will increase your awareness of how your culture is of influence on how you act, think and communicate with others. You will be presented with a solid theoretical framework on regional cultural patterns and develop competences that allow for effective communication across cultural barriers.

  • 3 training days
  • 17, 18 and 19 October 2022
  • For professionals who work in an international or multi-organisational environment, and want to take their communication skills to the next level to be more effective 

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Masterclass EU third-country engagement

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 align your country’s interests with EU’s priorities. You learn how to do so in our one-day seminar.

  • 1 training day
  • 10 October 2022 09:00 - 17:00
  • For international diplomats, civil servants, policy makers as well as private sector professionals such as public affairs managers or consultants seeking to effectively represent their interests with the EU

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Masterclass Europese Unie (in Dutch)

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. Tegelijkertijd kan de EU aanvoelen als een anonieme, onbereikbare en bovendien complexe organisatie. Deze masterclass helpt je om die Brusselse bubbel door te prikken.

  • 2 trainingsdagen
  • 10-11 november 2022
  • Voor Nederlandse diplomaten, NGO medewerkers en professionals uit de private sector zoals public affairs managers, lobbyisten en consultants en verder voor iedereen die interesse heeft in het kunnen begrijpen van en beïnvloeden in de Europese Unie.

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Leergang Buitenlandse Betrekkingen (LBB) (in Dutch) 

Wil jij in drie maanden worden klaargestoomd voor een internationale carrière? Of wil je je internationale kennis en vaardigheden verder ontwikkelen? Dan is de Leergang Buitenlandse Betrekkingen (LBB) misschien wel wat voor jou. De LBB is al jaren een begrip. Het bestaat al sinds de jaren ’60. Dit jaar start de 77e editie. Alumni zijn onder meer te vinden bij de VN, ngo’s, in de politiek, en in het internationale bedrijfsleven.

  • 3 maanden
  • 20 September tot 9 December 2022
  • Voor professionals en pas afgestudeerden met grote ambities in internationale betrekkingen

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Belangenbehartiging 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
  • 12 en 13 September 2022
  • Voor (beleids)medewerkers van de Rijksoverheid

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Inzicht in Europa | voor Rijksambtenaren (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. Je leert het samenspel tussen ‘Brussel’ en ‘Den Haag’ te doorgronden.

  • 4 trainingsdagen
  • Tussen 17 Oktober en 1 November 2022
  • De cursus wordt speciaal aangeboden als onderdeel van het pakket Functie Gerelateerde Trainingen van de Rijksoverheid 

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Onderhandelen in de EU | voor Rijksambtenaren (in Dutch) 

In deze tweedaagse onderhandelingstraining doe je op interactieve wijze diepgaande kennis op van onderhandelen in de context van de Europese Unie. Aan de hand van simulaties en interactieve workshops leer je de belangen van jouw departement of afdeling effectief te vertegenwoordigen in onderhandelingen in en met ‘Brussel’.

  • 2 trainingsdagen
  • 26 en 27 September 2022
  • Voor Rijksambtenaren op medior- tot seniorniveau

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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.