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Online Peer Workshop on Humanitarian Negotiation | Greece

1 February 2021 - 3 February 2021

⚠️ Please note this Peer Workshop has been moved online ⚠️

This humanitarian negotiation workshop aims to develop the capacity of field practitioners working in the islands of Greece, to analyze the negotiation environment they work in, and improve their ability to plan multi-stakeholder negotiation processes. It will introduce participants to practical negotiation tools and methods elaborated on the basis of the latest empirical research conducted by the Centre of Competence on Humanitarian Negotiation. The workshop serves as a springboard to a global community of frontline negotiators. As community members, participants will get exclusive access to specialized sessions, peer circle discussions and other community events.

Event details

1-3 February 2021
Stable Internet connection required
Webcam and microphone required
Free of charge
3+ years of field experience, based in Greece
The workshop will be held in English
Application Deadline: 22 January 2021
Apply here

Topics Covered

The Peer Workshop Program draws heavily on the CCHN Field Manual on Frontline Humanitarian Negotiation. Sessions will focus on:
– Strategic planning and critical thinking in complex environments
– Context analysis and network assessment
– Analysis of interests and motives of the counterpart
– Setting objectives and priorities in humanitarian negotiations
– Defining scenarios and red lines in a negotiation
– Planning and evaluating negotiation processes

Learning Through Experience

The Peer Workshop Program is based on experience-based learning. It requires a conscious effort of participants to have informal exchanges on their own negotiation experiences. Through sharing experience, participants learn from the successes and failures of others. They are also introduced to effective ways to support their peers in a negotiation process.

Gateway to a Global Community

The Peer Workshop Program serves as a springboard to a global community of humanitarian negotiators. More than 1,800 field practitioners have already joined the Program and stayed connected through CCHN Connect – a community-powered forum on humanitarian negotiation. By joining this community, participants get exclusive access to Specialized Sessions, the Training of Facilitators, Peer Circle Program as well as thematic retreats.

Selection Criteria & Application

This workshop is designed to serve the needs of humanitarian professionals that are currently based in the islands of Greece, or have worked there in the past, and have a minimum of 3 years of field experience. The Program is open to national and international staff of humanitarian organizations based in the region. Places are limited to 25 participants. The participants will be split into smaller discussion groups of 5-7 people to ensure a high degree of interaction throughout the workshop. The participation confirmation will be sent shortly after the application deadline. 

Application Deadline: 22 January 2020
Participants will be informed if their application was successful on 25 January.

Stéphanie Ferland

CCHN Thematic Consultant - Research and Development

Nikolas Rubiato - CCHN Events Coordinator

Nikolas Rubiato

CCHN Events Coordinator

Photo Credits

Photo Credit: Greece. UNHCR staff carry out checks at the Kara Tepe emergency site on Lesbos, set up to house refugees and asylum-seekers after the Moria reception centre fire. © UNHCR/Achilleas Zavallis (SARC)


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