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Training of Facilitators

Learn to guide peers through the CCHN negotiation methodology.


The Training of Facilitators introduces participants to techniques for guiding peers through the CCHN negotiation methodology. It prepares them to facilitate modules specifically designed to help humanitarian professionals conduct humanitarian negotiations in the field. Participants also learn how to use case studies and simulation exercises. The training is available both online and onsite. Once participants have completed it, they are invited to join practice-oriented peer workshops as facilitators.

The Training of Facilitators reserved for members of our community of practice who previously attended a CCHN Peer Workshop on Humanitarian Negotiation,

We collaborate closely with its five Strategic Partners (ICRCUNHCRMSFWFP and HD) to facilitate the participation of national and international staff in the Training of Facilitators.


The online Training of Facilitators consists of four sessions on different CCHN’s negotiation tools and facilitation techniques.

While the onsite training is spread over four days and focuses on how to facilitate effective experiential learning events for humanitarian professionals involved in frontline negotiations.

After completing the Training of Facilitators, either online or onsite, members are invited to co-facilitate sessions during a CCHN Peer Workshop on Humanitarian Negotiation.

Participation Criteria

The Training of Facilitators is open to Community members who have previously attended a CCHN Peer Workshop on Humanitarian Negotiation.

Practical Details

The training itself is free, both online and onsite. Any travel or accommodation costs incurred for onsite training must be borne by the participants. If a community member attends a CCHN Peer Workshop as a facilitator, however, any travel or accommodation costs incurred by their participation are covered by the CCHN.


All participants who attend a Training of Facilitators will receive a Certificate of Participation. See our FAQs for more information about certification.

How to Apply

Only Community members who have completed a Peer Workshop on Humanitarian Negotiation can apply for the Training of Facilitators. For more information and application deadlines, please consult the Events page.

Becoming a Facilitator

After completing the Training of Facilitators, participants can put their skills into practice and guide a group of peers through the CCHN negotiation methodology at a CCHN Peer Workshop. If the Peer Workshop takes place in a face-to-face format, we will bear the travel expenses for our facilitators.

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Toufik Naili
Negotiation Support Specialist – Curriculum & Network

Engagement Figures

Peer Workshops since 2017

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We develop our Negotiation Resources used in our workshops & sessions.


Testimony from our facilitators

Motivated to learn more about CCHN's negotiation tools and methods, I signed up for the Training of Facilitators. Ever since I have facilitated three onsite and online Peer Workshops which have opened more opportunities to connect with my peers from different humanitarian agencies within the CCHN's community.

Makram SouaICRC Deputy Head of Delegation in Kigali, Rwanda.

Being a CCHN facilitator has increased my own capacity on humanitarian negotiation after listening to the participants' case studies and discussions, apart from refreshing my understanding of CCHN's negotiation tools and methods. I feel great to contribute back to the CCHN's Community of Practice and more confident in my own negotiation.

Bishnu MahatICRC Weapon Contamination Coordinator in Yangoon, Myanmar

Facilitating for the CCHN family is a unique, invaluable, and enriching experience which am very proud of. I learn and exchange new skills and approaches to humanitarian negotiations.

Marie-Helene KyprianouWFP Humanitarian Advisor in Geneva, Switzerland

I think the four sessions (of the online Training Facilitators) are very important for me to learn how to facilitate a Peer Workshop. These include the understanding of us as facilitators, (CCHN) negotiation tools, efficient communication, and active listening.

Andrés Felipe Martínez SarmientoREACH Field Coordinator in Bogota, Colombia

After participating in my first Peer Workshop, I found CCHN’s negotiation tools so helpful to my work that I wanted to support their dissemination to the broader humanitarian community. Therefore, I participated in a Training of Facilitators and become a facilitator. Since then, I have used CCHN’s toolkit to train over 20 colleagues on how context analysis fits into the humanitarian negotiations framework.

Jihane BergaouiIraq Humanitarian Analyst, Erbil, Iraq

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