Skills for Effective Negotiations – Costa Rica

UPEACE campus in Costa Rica

September 7th, 2024

“Taking this negotiations course was a lifetime decision which I will never regret. The theoretical and practical skills I garnered within just hours have no price value.”

Fichanfie DJ Nkwain, Course participant and PhD student at University for Peace

Do you often find yourself in or observe tense, conflict-ridden situations at work? Do you struggle to manage difficult situations with your family or friends?

Negotiations are fundamental to all human interactions and are key to sustaining peaceful and prosperous coexistence among individuals, communities and nations.  Negotiations need not be win-lose processes, or antagonistic ones.  With the proper understanding of the underlying dynamics of conflict, effective communication skills, and awareness of one’s own interests and needs and those of others, negotiations can be productive, even transformative, processes that mutually satisfy both parties’ goals.

This intensive workshop will engage participants in interactive and participatory learning around understanding conflicts, communication and negotiations skills. From conflict analysis and mapping to escalation and de-escalation dynamics, this course will delve deep into all aspects of effective conflict resolution. By the end of the day, you will have practiced negotiation strategies with real life scenarios and will also be prepared to apply the processes to your workplace or personal life.


Check out this short video from a recent Skills for Effective Negotiations course at UPEACE:

By the end of this negotiations course, you will:

  • Gain a solid understanding of negotiations, their cultural underpinnings, and their application to your professional and personal context;
  • Develop effective communication and emotive skills for conducting fair and satisfying negotiations;
  • Emerge with a new confidence in your negotiating skills;
  • Gain a new network of local and international colleagues interested in making positive impact;
  • Earn a certificate from the University for Peace, established by the General Assembly of the United Nations.

The course is designed to be a practical and hands-on workshop, allowing space for sharing and peer-to-peer learning.

This is a 1-day onsite course on September 7, 2024.

$245 special rate for people in Costa Rica. A certificate is awarded upon completion by the Centre for Executive Education at the University for Peace, established by the General Assembly of the United Nations.

Enroll with a colleague each will receive a 10% discount. Contact us for groups of 3 or more.

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This course is led by Amr Abdalla, Ph.D. Currently based in Washington, D.C. Dr. Abdalla is a visiting professor of peace and conflict studies at the University for Peace and the Wesley Theological Seminary.  He serves as the Senior Advisor on Conflict Resolution at the Washington-based organization KARAMAH (Muslim Women Lawyers for Human Rights).  Amr brings a multidisciplinary background to his graduate classes in conflict analysis and resolution, which he has taught in Africa, Asia, the Middle East, Europe and the Americas. He holds a law degree from Egypt, a Master’s degree in Sociology and Ph.D. in Conflict Analysis and Resolution from George Mason University.

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