march, 2021

02mar(mar 2)8:00 am04(mar 4)2:00 pmOnline Peer Workshop on Humanitarian Negotiation | Asia

Event Details

This interactive, online peer workshop aims to develop participants’ capacity 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. 


Our Peer Workshop Program draws heavily on the CCHN Field Manual on Frontline Humanitarian Negotiation. Sessions will focus on:

  1. Strategic planning and critical thinking in complex environments
  2. Context analysis and network assessment
  3. Analysis of interests and motives of the counterpart
  4. Setting objectives and priorities in frontline negotiations
  5. Defining scenarios and red lines in a negotiation
  6. Planning and evaluating negotiation processes

Structure and Time Commitment

This workshop contains 5 sessions and a simulation. There will be two sessions every day from 08:00-10:00 and 11:00-13:00 (Geneva time / GMT+1), except on the last day (Thursday), when we will carry out a simulation from 11:00-14:00 (Geneva time / GMT+1).

Virtual presence during these hours is mandatory for all participants to receive a certificate of participation. In addition, it is expected that participants reserve at least 1 hour each day for assignments and group work outside of the workshop sessions.

Experienced-based learning

Our Peer Workshop require a conscious effort of participants to have informal exchanges on your own negotiation experiences. The participants will be split into smaller discussion groups of 5-7 people to ensure a high degree of interaction throughout the workshop. Through sharing experience, you learn from the successes and failures of others. We also introduce effective ways to support your peers in a negotiation process. 


2 (Tuesday) 8:00 am - 4 (Thursday) 2:00 pm (Geneva Time / GMT+1)(GMT+02:00) View in my time

Selection Criteria

This workshop is designed to serve the needs of humanitarian professionals that are currently based in Asia, 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 40 participants. The peer workshop will be held in English. 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 is now closed. 

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.


James Sadlier

Negotiation Support Specialist – Asia


Nikolas Rubiato

Events Co-ordinator


Join Our Community

The Peer Workshop Program serves as a gateway to a global community of frontline 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.

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