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Peer Workshop on Humanitarian Negotiation (Online) | Operational Communication Officers (Mar 27, 2023 - Mar 31, 2023)

27mar9:00 amPeer Workshop on Humanitarian Negotiation (Online) | Operational Communication Officers (Mar 27, 2023 - Mar 31, 2023)

Event Details

This Peer Workshop will help you plan and conduct negotiations in humanitarian contexts.

You will learn how to analyse the social and political environment in which a negotiation takes place, identify the role and influence of the other actors involved, and put in place different strategies to achieve your negotiation objectives. You will also discover some practical tools to support your negotiation process. Scroll down to learn more.


Completing a Peer Workshops is a pre-requisite to join the CCHN community of practice and to attend more advanced negotiation workshops and learning activities.


Language: English
Dates: 27 – 31 (see exact times below)
Location: Online
Cost: Free of charge
Maximum number of participants: 50

⚠️ The registration process is now closed.






    • You should have worked as a humanitarian professional in the field for at least 3 years (either as national or international staff);
    • You should have experience working in the field of operational communication.


If you are unsure whether your profile meets the criteria, please don’t hesitate to contact the organisers. You will find their contact information at the end of the page.





We will 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…


    • Analyse the environment in which the negotiation takes place;
    • Develop a tactical plan and assemble the right negotiation team;
    • Critically reflect on your role in the negotiation and how your counterpart may perceive you;
    • Identify the actors that influence your counterpart’s behaviour;
    • Understand your counterpart’s position, reasoning and values;
    • Define your own position, your institutional limitations and bottom lines;
    • Use basic techniques to de-escalate a high-tension situation.



Once you complete this Peer Workshop, you will become a member of the CCHN community and gain access to a wider range of advanced workshops and activities on humanitarian negotiation.



This workshop consists of five sessions over the course of four days, with the following schedule (Geneva time):


    • Day 1 (Monday 27): 9.00 am – 11.00 am (CET)
    • Day 2 (Tuesday 28): 9.00 am – 11.00 am (CET)
    • Day 3 (Wednesday 29): 9.00 am – 11.00 am (CET)
    • Day 4 (Thursday 30): 9.00 am – 11.00 am (CET)
    • Day 5 (Friday 31): 9.00 am – 12.00 am (CET)


Please note: Peer Workshops are based on the sharing of participants’ negotiation experiences. You will be invited to switch on your computer camera and microphone and to (confidentially) share your own stories with the group as a basis for discussion and learning.

The participants who attend all the sessions will receive a Certificate of Completion.



(Monday) 9:00 am Geneva Time(GMT+02:00) View in my time


Please do not hesitate to contact the organisers for any questions you may have. Marcia VargasOperations Manager – Latin America and the [email protected]   Barbara SartoreHead of Communication | [email protected] Ana Paula Espinosa MooserCommunication Officer | [email protected] Ryan HumbertOperations Officer | Latin America and the [email protected]