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E-workshop on Negotiation

Multilateral Diplomacy
Deadline: Closed
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Web Based
26 May 2020 to 28 May 2020
Duration of event:
3 Days
Programme Area:
Multilateral Diplomacy
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Discount available for groups and multiple registrations. Limited fellowships available. Please see more information under rubric "Additional Information".
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This interactive online workshop taking place during three consecutive half days is meant to provide information and knowledge on the topic Negotiation, covering various skills and techniques. 

It aims at improving participants’ analytical and interpersonal skills in their continual negotiations to make sure they do first things first. It is important to prepare before action, especially when strong coalitions and consensus are needed, and to improve the quality of relationships, before any other action. Negotiating the process and agenda is needed before dealing with problems and issues. In a meeting, negotiators must also communicate effectively, and use effective listening before speaking, asking relevant questions before presenting persuasive arguments. They also need to identify common platforms with others, before they express their own demands. In other words, participants will become more aware of how they behave in negotiation contexts, and whether or not they should behave the same way, or differently. 

The e-workshop will take place at 13.00-17.00 (CET) for the three days (approximately 12 training hours total).

This e-workshop will take place at 13.00-17.00 CET from 26-28 May 2020 and will discover different themes of Negotiation. All participants will take part in highly interactive exercises in order to further enhance the participants’ understanding of the topic.

Nearly all decisions in international politics are the result of negotiations. The premise of this e-workshop is that most these negotiations are variable-pie situations, rather than zero-sum games. This means that negotiators may be able to reach solutions that ʺcreate valueʺ for all parties involved and are substantially better than mere compromises.

The course is highly interactive and allows participants to develop not only knowledge, but also practical skills and a helpful negotiation mindset. It draws heavily on real life negotiation examples from the world of international affairs and diplomacy to showcase how theoretical learnings can be translated into practice. 


This e-workshop will be taught by Valentin Ade

Dr. Valentin Ade is founder of The Negotiation Studio. He teaches political negotiations for instance at Sciences Po Paris and the University of St. Gallen. Also, he (co-)leads training workshops for public and private clients such as the German Foreign Office and Renewables Academy (RENAC).

He is particularly interested in negotiation mindsets and complex negotiations. Before dedicating his career to negotiations, he has worked for several years in international project finance and business development in the solar energy industry.

Valentin Ade holds a PhD in psychology from Leuphana University of Lüneburg, a joint MSc in Management from ESCP Europe (Paris) and Technical University of Berlin, and a BA in International Affairs from the University of St. Gallen.

This e-workshop will take place on the platform Zoom and will be facilitated by an expert on the theme during two half days. The material presented in the workshop will be interactive and assignments will be given for participants to further advance their knowledge.  

Participants successfully completing the e-workshop will be awarded a certificate of participation. 

The course is open for anyone with an interest to discover and gain more knowledge about the selected topic. No prior knowledge or skills are needed to participate. 

Please note that there are limited spots available for this e-workshop. 

Technical Requirements 

UNITAR will not provide refunds for customers who face technical issues beyond UNITAR's direct control. UNITAR recommends that all prospective participants test Zoom for free at prior to confirming their payment.  

Basic system requirements: 

  • Stable internet connection 
  • Speakers and a microphone  
  • A webcam or HD webcam  
  • Or, a HD cam or HD camcorder with video capture card 

Please see further information about all technical requirements for participating in this e-workshop here: 


Organizations signing up four or more participants for an e-workshop will be eligible for a reduced fee per participant. 

  • Registration of four or more participants for a three-half day e-workshop will receive a fee reduction of 100 USD/participant;
  • Registration of four or more participants for a two-half day e-workshop will receive a fee reduction of 50 USD/participant.

Individual participants signing up for more than one e-workshop at the same time will be eligible for the same discounts listed above (100 USD off for a three half day e-workshop and 50 USD off for a two half day e-workshop). 

Discounts can ONLY be offered when paying via bank transfer (not credit card) and must be approved by sending a request to


A limited amount of fellowships are available for diplomats from LDC/SIDS upon selection, please contact if you meet these requirements.

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