Skills for Effective Negotiations

An onsite workshop hosted through the

United Nations-established University for Peace

Costa Rica

Course Info

September TBD, 2023

A 1-day workshop

Course tuition


15 spaces available

Register now!

A certificate from the United Nations established University for Peace

September TBD, 2023

A 1-day workshop

Course tuition


15 spaces available

Register now!

A certificate from the United Nations established 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?

This 1-day workshop will give you:

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

Other Benefits:

An engaging, dynamic and hands-on experience.

A certificate from the Centre for Executive Education within the United Nations established University for Peace

Deep relationships with a tight-knit, international network

What can you expect?

Course info

Structure & Session Topics

The course is designed to be a practical and hands-on workshop, allowing space for sharing and peer-to-peer learning. Spanning three full days on campus, we'll cover a variety of introspective activities, theory, and small group application.

Agenda Highlights:

  • Negotiations: The Essentials
    Interests, Positions and Communication
  • Principled Negotiations: BATNA
  • Negotiation Strategies and Tactics
  • Conflict Styles
  • Addressing Key Issues: Culture, Gender, and Power


“This course is an eye opener. Positive Leadership is all about focusing on strengths and opportunities and a good way to ensure a healthy work environment.”

- Jelle-Jochem Duits, Netherlands, Diplomat in training

“This course was life-changing for me. I was not expecting such deep exercises that would really inspire me to continue on my own journey towards well-being and continue supporting others in that journey as well. An amazing experience indeed!"

Victoria Montero, Costa Rica, HR Director at SYKES

Quick Workshop Specs

  • Dates: September TBD, 2023
  • Location: University for Peace campus, Costa Rica
  • Timing: 9.00am to 5.30pm

Meet the Facilitator

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.

We care about you! COVID -19 Measures

The safety and wellbeing of our staff and participants is our top priority. We have developed new administrative structures and policies to ensure the highest standards in security and guarantee a safe experience on our campus for each and every one of you.

COVID testing is fast and easy in Costa Rica, and generally less than $100! If you need a test for travel, we’ll be happy to point you to a site in town where you can get results within 24 hours.

Know you want to get started?

Enroll here!