Negotiations in International Development

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Overview

This highly interactive seminar focuses on the development of effective negotiation skills, styles, and strategies, with special emphasis on multilateral negotiation with and within international organizations and companies. Through in-depth analysis of theory and practice with exercises and simulated negotiations, participants will gain the necessary skills to become confident negotiators, overcome impasse in the negotiation process, and utilize strategic tactics to further their own positions and interests. Officials and practitioners from developing countries, who have been confronted by the challenges of negotiating with their domestic and international counterparts as well as international development institutions, would find this seminar highly beneficial.

Course Outline

  • Negotiation and conflict styles

  • Approaches to negotiation

  • Preparing for negotiation

  • Process and key stages of negotiation

  • Analyzing positions, interests, options, and more

  • Techniques and skills

  • Exploring power and cultural dynamics

  • Overcoming impasse

  • Dealing with difficult negotiators

  • Multilateral negotiation in international organizations and companies

Course Advisor

Gerhard Botha is the Director of Programs at the International Law Institute in Washington D.C. Previously, he worked for the World Bank as a senior sector specialist in legal and judicial reform and private and financial sector development. Gerhard specialized in labour/employment law and relations, conflict resolution and negotiations, both in private practice and within a large corporate environment in Southern Africa. He has over 36 years’ experience in legal and labour relations practice, and in international development. Gerhard holds B.A. and LL.B degrees from the University of Stellenbosch in South Africa, an LL.M in labour law, from the University of South Africa and an LL.M focusing on labour/ employment law and alternate dispute resolution, from The George Washington University Law School in Washington DC. He also holds a Ph.D. in Conflict Analysis and Resolution from George Mason University.

Fee information

Tuition is $2245

Special Covid-19 deal - understanding that the ILI advantage is best experienced in-person, we are offering an incredible opportunity during this time: if you attend an ILI online course during 2020, you will receive a scholarship to attend a future, in-person training course of equal value between now and December 2023.

How to register

ILI Online Application - http://ili.org/training/application.html

For more information email info@ili.org