Netherlands, Utrecht

The Future of Diplomacy & Activism: Dealing with Collective Action Problems

when 13 July 2021 - 17 July 2021
language English
duration 1 week
credits 2 EC
fee EUR 475

Due to the covid-19 outbreak, this program has been postponed to 2021.

As a professional and an individual you will encounter problems you can't solve on your own but only solve through collective action. Think of problems such as worldproblems like climatechange, poverty and challenges in democracy but also problems in your work-environment such as non-functioning teams, distrust and conflicts. But what difference can one person make? Based on case-studies from the field of international relations and many exercises, a seasoned diplomat and expert trainer will help you develop your own answers to this question.

Do you care about problems you cannot solve on your own? On a global level we need new ways of working to address climate change, hunger and resource depletion. But also as a professional or individual you will encounter problems you can only solve through collective action. But what difference can one person make?

People aiming to contribute need to know themselves deeply and master some difficult skills. You will learn how to maintain your moral compass, use compassionate communication skills and develop personal leadership. Based on case-studies from the field of international relations and many exercises, a seasoned diplomat and expert trainer will help you to start this process.

This course is meant for anyone who is interested in learning about personal leadership in complex situations and who would like to engage in case-studies about collective action problems. It is not necessary to be active in the field of international relations and we actively seek to make the lessons practical and relevant for your personal and professional development.

Modules

Day 1: the problem – understanding collective action problems and why quick fix solutions are not available
Day 2: experiencing collective action problems - a simulation
Day 3: harnessing the power of group dynamics, empathy and negotiation skills
Day 4: your moral compass – character strengths and values
Day 5: challenge – being a compassionate and effective professional

Course leader

Prof. dr. Georg Frerks, Jan Reinder Rosing & Imre Végh

Target group

This course is meant for advanced bachelor and master students and (young) professionals.

Fee info

EUR 475: Course + course materials
EUR 175: Housing fee (optional)

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