Skills Training

Cooperation and problem-solving in the international context

This course creates a bridge between bargaining and interest-based approaches to problem solving and looks at how to negotiate for cooperation, identify rules for systemic co-operation and how to deal with conflicts as they arise. It provides participants with a toolkit for addressing these challenges as well as with the necessary social skills for leading international negotiations or resolving international conflicts.

Participants develop a deeper understanding of negotiation and conflict management, and they are able to identify their personal potential as well as their personal challenges.

This course can also be completed as part of the Certificate programmes.

Target group

Professionals from all sectors (public, private, and from NGOs)


  • Higher education degree
  • At least two years of relevant professional experience (average is ten years)
  • Good knowledge of English


  • 2 days at the Hertie School of Governance in Berlin
  • No preparation or follow-up assignment is required

Seminar times

  • Day 1:  9:00 - 18:00
  • Day 2:  9:00 - 18:00

Seminar fee

€ 1,690

Seminar fees are exempted from tax according to Value Added Tax Act (UStG) §4 Nr. 21a. In Germany and many other countries, tuition fees for continuing education programmes are also fully tax-deductible as professional training expenses.

Seminar fee includes: attendance, online access to course documents, materials during the seminar, beverages in the Hertie School cafeteria (open on weekdays), certificate of attendance. 

Terms and Conditions


Registration is possible throughout the year, on a first-come, first-serve basis via our online application module. Admission is subject to availability.

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