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october, 2021

26oct(oct 26)9:00 am28(oct 28)4:00 pmOnline Peer Workshop | MENA Healthcare Personnel

Event Details

This online peer workshop is tailored specifically to healthcare professionals and will place a particular focus on negotiating with armed actors about the protection of health care infrastructure and personnel, and the priority of treatment and medical ethics.

By joining the workshop, you will learn how to analyze the environment in which the negotiation takes place, identify the role and influence of the stakeholders involved, and put in place different strategies to achieve your teams’ negotiation objectives.

You will also familiarize yourself with some practical tools and methods to support your negotiations.

The workshop is highly interactive: we invite participants to share their own experiences, discuss, join simulation exercises and learn from each other’s expertise.

Language: English (with LIVE interpretation in Arabic)
Dates: 26 – 28 October 2021 
Location: Online 
Cost: Free of charge 
Maximum number of participants: 60 

The applications are closed.
If your application is successful, we will send you a confirmation email by 08 October 2021

What will I learn?

We structure the workshop’s program around the content of the CCHN Field Manual on Frontline Humanitarian Negotiation. By the end of the workshop, you will have learned to: 

  1. Plan your negotiation strategically 
  2. Conduct context analyses and network assessments 
  3. Analyze the interests and motives of your counterparts 
  4. Set objectives and priorities in your negotiation 
  5. Define scenarios and red lines in your negotiation 
  6. Evaluate the negotiation process 

As well as how to:

  1. Define your role as an interpreter within the negotiation team
  2. Build trust with the negotiator
  3. Make decisions under pressure when interpreting
  4. Take notes during a negotiation to support your work as an interpreter

If you complete the workshop, you will automatically become part of the CCHN Community of Practice. The community includes more than 2,000 field practitioners across the globe who share your frontline negotiation challenges and can support you in your work.

Participants remain connected over time through a private online forum where they can exchange and interact. If you would like to continue learning about frontline negotiations, you will get exclusive access to Specialized Sessions, Trainings of Facilitators, Peer Circle discussions, as well as thematic retreats. 

How much time will it take?

This workshop consists of six sessions over the course of three days with the following schedule: 

Day 1 (Tuesday 26): 09:00 -11:00 and 13:00 – 15:00 (Geneva time / GMT+2:00)
Day 2 (Wednesday 27): 09:00 – 11:00 and 13:00 – 15:00 (Geneva time / GMT+2:00)
Day 3 (Thursday 28): 09:00 – 11:00 and 13:00 – 16:00 (Geneva time / GMT+2:00)

You will need to reserve at least one hour per day for assignments and personal preparation work. 

To receive a certificate of participation, you will be required to attend all the sessions.


26 (Tuesday) 9:00 am - 28 (Thursday) 4:00 pm (Geneva time / CEST)(GMT+02:00) View in my time



Selection Criteria


  • You should have worked as a humanitarian healthcare professional in the field for at least 3 years 
  • You should have experience working in or with a focus on MENA.

The workshop is open to both national and international staff of humanitarian organizations and is entirely free of charge. 


The applications are closed.
If your application is successful, we will send you a confirmation email by 08 October 2021

Contact Us

We invite you to check our FAQs to find further information about our activities. If you have a specific question, you can drop your question on Contact Us form by mentioning the name, location and time of the event.


Fiorella Erni
Negotiation Support Specialist – MENA
[email protected]


Zineb El Ouassini
Digital Hub Officer – MENA
[email protected]

Join Our Community

The Peer Workshop Program serves as a gateway to a global community of frontline negotiators. More than 2000 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.