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Advanced Professional Certificate

12apr(apr 12)9:00 am14(apr 14)1:00 pmAdvanced Professional Certificate

Event Details

Three-day Advanced Professional Certificate designed in collaboration with Harvard Humanitarian Initiative, experts and operational partners. It aims to foster the creation of an informal space for professional learning and exchange on multidimensional impacts of emerging issues that impacted vulnerable populations. It provides structures to develop operational and policy approaches across agencies and contexts.

⚠️ Application for this course is mandatory.

🚫 Applications closed 

Topics to be covered

The Advanced Professional Certificate will focus on:

  • Deconstructing humanitarian negotiations, the role of a negotiator and the role of a mandator
  • Sense-making negotiation techniques with the Cynefin framework
  • Typology by relationship, object and objective
  • Leveraging facts and norms
  • Risk management, mitigation and leveraging in humanitarian negotiation
  • Negotiating norms

Structure and Time Commitment

This workshop contains 6 main sessions. There will be two sessions every day, from 9:00 to 1:00 PM (UTC +2), from Monday to Wednesday.

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 advanced sessions.

Experienced-Based Learning

The Advanced Professional Certificate 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 experiences, participants learn from the successes and failures of others. They are also introduced to effective ways to support their peers in a negotiation process.


12 (Monday) 9:00 am - 14 (Wednesday) 1:00 pm (Geneva Time / UTC+2)(GMT+02:00) View in my time

Selection Criteria

Our Advanced Professional Certificate is designed to serve CCHN community members who have already completed a Peer Workshop and are familiar with the standard CCHN tools and methods from the Field Manual. The Advanced Professional Certificate is generally for middle to senior managers working on a humanitarian response with a minimum of 5 – 7 years of relevant experience.
As space is limited, we will select participants on the basis of information provided in the designated application.
Participants are expected to commit to completing the full course onsite in a designated location, or alternatively online, depending on the selected method of participation.
It is free of charge to the selected participants.


Brett Davis

Project Manager – Research and Development


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