Wherever you are in the world. If you are operating in an international context, you probably encounter many situations in which you have to negotiate 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? And do you negotiate in an international context?
Clingendael Academy by the numbers
- has 30 years of experience in negotiation training
- provides 90 negotiation training sessions yearly
- has participants coming from over 60 countries and 5 continents
The Clingendael Institute has tremendous experience in providing negotiation training to diplomats, groups in conflict, and international relations professionals from all sectors worldwide. We have trained ambassadors, directors, managers, mediators, private sector professionals, civil servants, military officials, police officers, groups in conflict and many more.
Previous participants were working for the Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Ministry of Defence, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), CNV International, Wageningen University but also corporates such as Philips Technology.
Read the experience of a participant of our online seminar below.
"Clear programme, very interactive by the types of negotiations that we discussed and immediately applied in practice, that was very useful and enhanced the learning experience a lot."
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Who can participate?
- Anyone who would like to improve their negotiation skills and tactics
- A good command of English
- Previous training is not required
Seats are limited.
What will you learn?
By the end of the SIN, you:
- Can describe the key principles underpinning a successful negotiation;
- Have improved your effectiveness in multilateral negotiations;
- Will know tips and tricks for negotiation;
- Can explain cultural differences and be aware of the basics of intercultural communication;
- Can create strategies for negotiation processes;
- Recognise bargaining tactics and know how to respond to them;
- Understand psychological processes in general and specific individual reactions to negotiation and mediation situations
Which methods will be used?
The Clingendael Academy holds a unique position worldwide in negotiations training as it offers a mix of process approach, behaviour analysis and emphasis on the international and political context. The methodology is based on the research of Clingendael's Processes of International Negotiation Programme and tried, tested and adjusted throughout years of practice.
- Interactive lectures
- Group assignments and discussions, including group reflection on lessons learned
- Bilateral negotiation simulations
- Multilateral negotiation simulations
- Intercultural communication discussions
- Individual negotiation profiles and self-assessment
Christiaan Nelisse is an experienced trainer and a specialist in (international) multilateral negotiations and mediation with a particular focus on consensus building in conflict settings. He develops and conducts training programmes for the multi-annual project ‘Negotiation Training as a Conflict Resolution Instrument’ for representatives of groups in conflict, (insider) mediators, and mediation support units. Since 2016, he has also been a trainer in Clingendael’s Humanitarian Negotiations Program, working predominantly with front-line negotiators on access modalities, and with HQ-level management on negotiation structures and mandate creation.
When and where?
This seminar will be held from Tuesday 15 November until Friday 18 November 2022 at the Clingendael Institute in The Hague.
What else you need to know
There is no need for pre-course study. You will get access to an online learning platform, where related background materials and presentations will be uploaded prior to and during the course.
Upon completion of the course, you will receive a course certificate.
Apply for a discount
SIN alumni 10% discount
An alumni of the Seminar International Negotiations between 2017 and 2021 can give their colleagues, business partners and friends a 10% discount for this course Seminar International Negotiations from 15-18 November 2022.
For the SIN alumni we offer a 10% discount for an open training course (Excluding LBB, Inzicht in Europa and the EU onderhandelingtraining voor rijksambtenaren) in 2022.
Redeem your discount code here.
You can qualify for a 10% discount if 5 or more people from the same organisation apply.
If you have any questions get in touch with Teun Janssen.
Our General Terms and Conditions apply to this course
Excellent course, well developed and cases are good illustration of theory. Do not change anything.
You get an arsenal of strategies for negotiation. You learn to recognize when negotiations are stuck and what you can do about it to improve the outcome. You learn to prepare the negotiations and to keep all factors of importance in mind.
“Clear programme, very interactive by the types of negotiations that we discussed and immediately applied in practice, that was very useful and enhanced the learning experience a lot.”
I was positively surprised that although the whole course was online for almost a whole day it was still energizing, educational and also fun.