Executive Short Courses in Communications, Advocacy & Negotiation


© ICRC / WINIGER, Edouard

Next session: 25-29 May, 2020

online course

This executive short course is a full time training which focuses on the design of adapted negotiation strategies, as well as the development of participant’s self-awareness.


  • Identify the frame and principles on which humanitarian negotiation is based
  • Define the objectives and specificities of humanitarian negotiation
  • Select and manage the most appropriate interaction and communication modes with various stakeholders while in a negotiation process
  • Discover one’s personal style as negotiator


  • Identifying types of humanitarian negotiations: access / activities / security
  • Designing a negotiation : analysis, strategy, face to face and follow up
  • Practice of emotional intelligence, active listening


  • Professionals in the humanitarian, development or social sector looking to develop their competencies as well as reflect and capitalise on their experiences.
  • Professionals from other sectors who wish to increase their understanding of the humanitarian sector for a potential career change.
  • Graduate students with relevant volunteer or intern experience, looking to undertake a post-graduate course with a view to entering the humanitarian sector.


2 ECTS - Credits recognized by the University of Geneva and the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies.

course coordinators

André PICOT and Claire Barthélémy Diaz, CERAH