DATES: DEC 7-18, 2020      
         
VENUE: LIVE ONLINE COURSE      
         
TUITION: $4200      
         

 

 

 

 

 

Overview

 

This course empowers participants to become effective leaders and managers in the international development context. International development work involves multi-stakeholder cooperation and delivery in challenging environments. We designed this course to target governments from developing countries as well as practitioners in the international development community. The course tailors leadership and management training as it pertains to the public service sector and public sector reform. The skill set that needs to be developed includes leadership and decision-making, organizational management, human capital development, negotiations, navigating through political waters, and effective communications. The case studies are designed to address key issues in international development.

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.

 

Format

The seminar will be delivered through 10 live on-Line sessions via Zoom videoconferencing platform. Each session will last approximately 3.5 hours and will start at 8:30am Washington DC time (Eastern Standard Time). We expect the class to be highly interactive and will include presentations, case studies and exercises.

 

Course Outline

Leading Teams and Organizations

  • Developing personal leadership competencies: self awareness; courage; vision; strategic and analytical thinking; learning agility; decisiveness; energy; results driven; credibility; influence; communication
  • Planning for and achieving team and organizational results
  • Building and maintaining relationships
  • Recognizing human potential and delegating appropriately
  • Building diversity
  • Fostering innovation
  • Handling risks, changes, complications and conflicts
  • Cultural adaptation

 

General team and organizational management skills: change management; communication management; conflict management; constraint management; crisis management; decision management; financial management; human resource management; information management; operations management; perception management; performance management; process management; project and program management; quality management; resource management; risk management; skills management; strategic management.

 

Leadership and Management in International Development

  • Meeting donor and other key stakeholder requirements
  • Building strong relationships with strategic partners
  • Executing in challenging political environments
  • Working with limited resources
  • Institutionalizing open and participatory communication channels

 

Negotiations in International Development

  • 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

Kim Phan is the Executive Director of the International Law Institute, where she oversees all of ILI’s practice areas. Ms. Phan also serves as the Project Director of all ILI projects with various donors and has worked on projects in over 30 countries. Prior to joining ILI, she worked at the U.S. Embassy in Manila/Office of the U.S. Commercial Liaison to the Asian Development Bank where she served as the United States – Asia Environmental Partnership Liaison to the Asian Development Bank. She has a Masters in the Study of Law from Northwestern University Law School and a B.A. from Allegheny College with a focus in Nuclear Warfare Strategy. She teaches a course at the University of California at Irvine Law School.  Ms. Phan is the immediate past President of the Board of the Friends of the Law Library of Congress.

Dr. 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. Dr. Botha 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.