Negotiation skill training for female leaders with an expert in international diplomacy

Negotiation skill training for female leaders with an expert in international diplomacy

November 12-13, 2022 in Riga, LATO organised the Training on Negotiation Skills by the Clingendael Academy for the women-leaders in security and foreign affairs sectors from Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia.

During the two-day training course  participants updated their negotiation skills and better understood their preferred negotiation style in a highly interactive learning environment. Participants used different techniques to reflect on their strengths and weaknesses in conflict resolution and discover strategic concepts to stay in control during complex negotiations. The international diplomacy expert Jeremy Dommnich shared a unique seven-phase cycle method designed by the Clingendael Academy.

As part of the programme, participants practiced the acquired insights and concepts through short exercises and a simulation game based on a realistic case. During the game, they learned to create an opening strategy and negotiate an agreement.

The training program was part of LATO’s “Women, Peace and Security” initiative.

About the Clingendael Academy

Responsible for training approximately 750 diplomats and an additional 2,500 professionals every year, Clingendael Academy is one of the world’s largest independent diplomatic academies. Clingendael Academy empowers participants to take effective action in international and politically sensitive environments and help them develop the professional skills they need to grow and thrive. Negotiation and mediation skills training is at the core of Clingendael Academy. Besides diplomats, other professional groups trained include conflict groups in peace negotiations, humanitarian frontline negotiators or women and local community leaders.

The program is supported by the German Embassy in Riga and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Latvia.