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Leadership, Team Work and Team Management in Peace Operations [PTP.2012.04F]

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Leadership, Team Work and Team Management in Peace Operations [PTP.2012.04F]

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New Delhi, India
25 Jun 2012 to 29 Jun 2012
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5 Days
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The unique working environment of peace operations requires a specific set of skills and knowledge for successful mandate’s implementation. The mission’s structure involves the cooperation of many individuals that come from a variety of cultural, political, religious and educational backgrounds. Despite the broad range of personalities involved in a peace operation, all individuals work towards a common goal. To achieve an efficient and productive collaborative effort, leadership, team work and team management skills are essential.

The unique working environment of tense conflict and post-conflict zones requires a distinct set of skills and knowledge for successful team management. The structure of peace operations often involves the cooperation of many individuals working towards a common mission mandate where the importance of teamwork and healthy group dynamics are essential for achieving an efficient and productive, collaborative effort. The need for leadership, team ethics, and team management are essential components of successful peace operations.

The goal of the course is to provide participants with an overview of theories and practices related to leadership, teamwork and team management, applicable to the specific context of a peace operation.

The course aims to equip those involved in supervision, team work, and management with the skills required for successful leadership, team work, and team management in peace operations. 

At the end of the course, participants will be able to:

  • Apply theories of leadership and team management in the context of a peace operation;
  • Summarize features of effective leadership;
  • Utilize techniques for effective team building and team work;
  • Identify personal strengths as a leader and the areas of potential development;
  • Apply conflict management and problem solving skills. 

The course is structured in four modules:

  • Module 1: Introduction to management
  • Module 2: Effective leadership
  • Module 3: Team building, team management and team work
  • Module 4: Problem diagnosing and problem solving

This course is delivered face-to-face within the premises of The United Service Institution of India (New Delhi). It utilizes the principles of adult education through its interactivity and learner- centred approach. Specifically, the course will use:

  • Case studies
  • Role play
  • Simulations
  • Small group discussions
  • Interactive presentations

The course is designed for civilians, military and police personnel eager to serve in peace operations. The course builds on their existing skills and expertise by showing them how these can be applied in the complex context of peace operations and by providing them with the executive knowledge and additional personal skills they would require. Participants are expected to have no prior, or limited, experience in peace operations and to come from a vast and diverse demographic and professional range. The course is neither specialized for a particular gender or age group, nor to specific background experience and education. Nevertheless, it is highly advisable that participants have an overall understanding of the structure, components and functioning of a peace operation. 



The course is open to a maximum of 25 participants.
Applicants must have a university degree in any subject or the equivalent of 2 years working experience in relevant fields. They must have good working knowledge of English.
Participants are not expected to have specific prior experience in peace operations.
Additional Information
Covered costs include: Accommodation (within the premises of the United Service Institute of India), meals and course fees.
Not covered: Travel to and during the event.
Please be aware that 100% attendance is mandatory in order to receive a certificate of completion.

Visa Requirements: Upon request, UNITAR can provide participants requiring a visa with a support letter to be attached to their visa application form. However, participants will be fully responsible for the visa application procedure and UNITAR will not cover visa-related expenses.
Application and Selection Procedure
Applicants will be selected on the basis of the information provided in their CVs, cover letters as well as in the on-line application.

Applicants must complete the application form and upload their CVs by clicking  on the "Apply here" button on the top of this page.

Questions should be directed to the following address:
UNITAR Peacekeeping Training Programme
Fax: +41 22 917 8993
Applications will not be considered if, for whatever reason, they reach UNITAR after 10 May 2012.
UNITAR will notify only selected applicants by 15 May 2012.
Selected applicants must confirm their participation by 18 May 2012.
During the selection process of candidates, UNITAR will respect the gender balance and priority will be given to candidates who have not yet attended a similar course delivered by UNITAR or any other training institution.
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