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Humanitarian negotiation

21 Nov 2019 - 20:58
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Background

Facts and figures about our 'negotiation skills for humanitarian aid workers' programmes:

The programme was established in 2016 with support from the Netherlands Ministry of Foreign affairs. The training courses are offered both in The Hague as well as near conflict areas.

Since 2017, Clingendael Academy has organised over 30 training courses and trained over 450 humanitarian workers of 60+ (I)NGOs and UN agencies in essential negotiation skills. 5 sessions were in partnership with Dutch Relief Alliance. Over 50 working countries have been represented. Within two months, 80% were using the techniques in their negotiations. 

94% of respondents of all participants in 2017 and 2018 have said they found this training to be useful or very useful for their work. The percentage of participants who felt confident to lead a negotiation process went up from 51% to 81%

The training courses are delivered in English and French. 

Timeline of Activities 2019

We keep adding new training opportunities each month. Contact us for co-organising a training the your region. 

Dates 2019

Activity

Location

Registration link

4-6 September Foundation Course - Negotiation Skills Training (3 days) Beirut Full
9-11 September Foundation Course - Negotiation Skills Training (3 days)  WOMEN ONLY Beirut Full

30 September - 4  October

Mediation and negotiation skills training for trusted third parties in a humanitarian context (5 days)

The Hague

Invitation only

8-10 October

Advanced Course (3 days)

The Hague

Alumni only

21-25 October

Training of Trainers (5 days)

The Hague

Invitation only

28 November

Knowledge Seminar

The Hague

Invitation only

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dates 2020

Activity

Location

Registration link

28-31 January

Foundation Course - Negotiation Skills Training (4 days)

The Hague

Register

9-13 March

Training of Trainers (5 days)

The Hague

Invitation only

20-23 April Foundation Course - Negotiation Skills Training (4 days) The Hague Register
29 June - 3 July Mediation and negotiation skills training for trusted third parties in a humanitarian context (5 days) The Hague Invitation only
11-13 Febrary Negotiation Skills Training for Humanitarian Aid workers (3 days) Pasto, Colombia  Invitation only
25-27 February Negotiation Skills Training for Humanitarian Aid workers (3 days) Doha, Qatar Register
24-26 March Negotiation Skills Training for Humanitarian Aid workers (3 days) Beirut, Lebanon  Register

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Humanitarian organisations are expected to cover travel and accommodation costs of their participating staff. Financial assistance is available in some circumstances. Clingendael covers the training fees and costs for the training venue including lunch.

Training pillars
Humanitarian negotiation Training Programme will focus on two facets:
16 March 2018 - 16:56

How we work

Our training approach to support peace initiatives is interactive and practical. We develop our own simulation tailored to the specific needs of the participants, relating to different phases in the negotiation process. Read more
16 March 2018 - 17:03

Building an essential humanitarian skill

The ability to effectively negotiate in stressful circumstances is a skill which is essential to every humanitarian worker: from the field-based aid worker negotiating access on the frontline to the manager in headquarters talking to donors and governments. Read more
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Staff involved
Wilbur Perlot
Deputy Director Clingendael Academy
Ron Ton
Director Clingendael Academy
Leela Koenig
Training and Research Fellow
Marlies Rotshuizen
Training and Research Fellow
Evelien Borgman
Training and Research Fellow
Judith van den Boogert
Senior Training and Research Fellow