CENAD’s experiential portfolio is specifically relevant for junior-mid-senior level professionals seeking challenge-driven and performance-enhancing training. Our services are offered on-line or in-service/in-country.
Learning experiences are highly engaging, real and life-changing: participants grow beyond comfort zones, deepen knowledge and understanding while sharpening mindsets through customised interactive negotiation simulation role-plays, case studies and practical exercises, followed by strategic and tactical analysis, video replay with personalised expert feedback.
Duration: Courses are of flexible duration, usually 1 – 5 full-time days.
Venues: In-country, In-service, in Brussels
Online: As advertised and/or on request
Learn how to negotiate in multiple meetings realities (formal-informal, bilateral-multiparty, in-person-online, EU-UN, etc.)
International & EU Negotiations
Open Courses 2023
Remote & In-person Strategies & Skills
2 Full Days: 9-16.30h (CET)
299€ per pers. (+VAT)
Negotiation is not rocket science: after 2 intensive days, participants improve skill-sets to gain greater influence, formally and informally, in EU and international settings.
Public – Open Programmes (Brussels & On-line)
CENAD offers yearly open registration full-day training courses for EU Administrators, Member State officials, Diplomats, Corporate, Public Affairs, INGO and NGO representatives.
International Negotiation & Diplomacy
International negotiations and diplomacy go hand in hand when pure power cannot impose a one-sided preferred outcome.
The EU’s unique negotiation machinery balances collective interests, national priorities and the objective of reaching agreements everyone must ultimately live with; good negotiators make this happen.
EU Council Presidencies
Member states’ rotating 6-month Council Presidencies are windows of opportunity and key to moving EU legislative files forward in conjunction with EU institutional partners: working party chairs do a huge amount of the work.
Humanitarian negotiators are agile and innovative in facing negotiation and conflict-management challenges in structured and/or ad hoc environments with multilevel and proxied government and NSAG counterparts, rarely benefiting from great leverage and enough time.
Mediation & Conflict Management
Mediation and conflict management require third – party practitioners possessing very strong negotiation skills as they operate in adversarial environments.
Communication & Public Speaking
The ability to communicate effectively is a core requirement of professional manager – negotiator – leaders.
Meeting Skills and Joint Decision-Making
On average, staff attend 62 meetings every month (during COVID even more!): developing the ability to perform efficiently and effectively in internal and external meeting environments, making a difference and influencing meeting processes and outcomes is vital.
Meetings, face-to-face or virtually facilitated, consume enormous time and human resources. Capturing what one has learned and presenting this to higher authority or for institutional memory in a focused, accurate and timely manner is a fundamental skill.
Corporate negotiators can learn from diplomatic negotiation practice when managing change in rapidly disrupted environments when motivating qualified but disoriented staff to become more innovative and pro-active when pure authority is insufficient.
- Negotiating Policy Dialogue
- Matching Tools with Policy Processes and Cycles
- Documenting and Evaluating Policy Dialogue
Consulting and Advisory services:
- High-level personal 1-to-1 coaching
- Consulting and advisory services for concerned parties involved in ongoing negotiations
- Training of Trainers