Apply Now: Course on Stakeholder Engagement and Consensus Building for Sustainable Development, Bangkok, Thailand, 13-15 December 2017
This course provides an in-depth overview of strategies for assessing, designing and convening multi-stakeholder partnerships and initiatives. It is designed and delivered in partnership with the Consensus Building Institute (CBI) - a not-for-profit organization founded in 1993 by leading practitioners and theory builders in the fields of negotiation and dispute resolution and affiliated with Harvard and MIT.
Through case studies and realistic simulations, participants deepen their skills in:
Framing sustainable development goals (SDGs and others) in ways that motivate constructive stakeholder engagement;
Identifying and assessing key stakeholders on sustainable development issues, and understanding how to leverage areas of potential agreement and address possible conflicts;
Joint fact finding and analysis to resolve disputed facts and projections, clarify interactions among economic, environmental and social drivers, and model the possible economic, social and environmental impacts of proposed policies and actions;
Interest-based negotiation and mediation to resolve conflicting interests;
Dialogue, trust and relationship building strategies to address underlying conflicts in values, identities and historical legacies.
Participants apply frameworks and tools directly to their own current and ongoing challenges, with faculty and peer feedback. On-demand post-programme coaching and advising services may also be made available.