Centre for Political and Diplomatic Studies (CPDS), DFA and FSI Conducts Training on Negotiation, International Policy and Tradecraft Skills for DFA’s Foreign Service Personnel

The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA), in coordination with UK’s Centre for Political and Diplomatic Studies (CPDS), and Foreign Service Institute (FSI), conducted the training programs on Negotiation Skills (12-13 November 2018) and the International Policy and Tradecraft skills (16, 19-20 November 2018) for the Department’s Foreign Service Personnel.

Thirty-eight (38) Officers and Staff from various DFA offices participated in the training programs, which included lectures, discussions, case studies and practical exercises. Topics included the typology and strategies of negotiation, mediation, conflict resolution, simulation exercises on Bilateral and Multilateral negotiations, Influence mapping, and political reporting.

Dr. John Hemery Obe, the founder and Chairman of CPDS, retired Ambassador Jean Dunn PSM, Director for Indo-Pacific of CPDS Australia, and retired Ambassador Dr. Ruth Adler, former senior career officer with the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, were the training programme’s resource persons.

The participants expressed their appreciation for the interactive approach, as well as the in-depth exchanges of knowledge and experiences among participants and resource persons.

FSI Office-in-Charge, Ms. Celeste Vinzon Balatbat (front row, center), DFA-OTLA Assistant Secretary Jose Eduardo E. Malaya III (front row, second from left), with the resource persons Dr. John Hemery Obe (front row, third from left), retired Ambassador Jean Dunn (front row, third from right), and retired Ambassador Dr. Ruth Adler (front row, second from right), and participants of the Negotiation Skills Training conducted from 12-13 November 2018.

 

FSI Office-in-Charge, Ms. Celeste Vinzon Balatbat (front row, center), with the resource persons Dr John Hemery Obe (front row, third from right), retired Ambassador Jean Dunn (front row, third from left), and retired Ambassador Dr. Ruth Adler (front row, second from right), and participants of the International Policy and Tradecraft Skills Training conducted on 16, 19-20 November 2018.

 

The participants with Dr. John Hemery during a negotiation simulation.

 

The participants of International Policy and Tradecraft Skills during the influence mapping exercise.