Fields of non-traditional diplomacy, such as education diplomacy, health diplomacy, Internet Governance, humanitarian diplomacy, and development diplomacy, require the use of diplomatic skills to build bridges across sectors, diverse actors, and borders.
The Negotiation Skills course is a practical, interactive course that equips participants with the skills to successfully prepare, undertake, and conclude negotiations in formal and informal settings with government and non-government actors alike. The first two weeks set the stage by introducing the concept and principles of negotiation and reflecting on the role of power and empathy in negotiation. The following two weeks go into greater detail regarding key skills supported by case studies and practical learning activities. The final two weeks of the course put these skills to practice in an online simulation exercise. Participants in this course will receive individual feedback and guidance from the course facilitator to help them develop their knowledge and skills.
Rather than going into the theoretical considerations of negotiation such as game theory or group decision-making theory, the course focuses on key skills that are valuable for a variety of negotiations.
Dr Katharina Höne is a project manager and researcher for online learning and researcher for science and data diplomacy with DiploFoundation. She lectures on a variety of topics in diplomatic studies and works on Diplo’s capacity building...