7-week course, beginning 19 June 2017


€700 per participant,

due upon acceptance into the course
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Negotiation Skills for Education Diplomacy Course

Education diplomacy requires the use of diplomatic skills to build bridges across sectors, diverse actors, and borders to advance education.

Negotiation Skills for Education Diplomacy is a practical, interactive course that equips participants with the skills to successfully prepare, undertake, and conclude negotiations in formal and informal settings with government and non-government actors alike. The first two weeks introduce the role of negotiation in education diplomacy interactions, stakeholders involved, and some of the basics of negotiation. The following two weeks go into greater detail regarding key skills supported by education case studies and practical learning activities. The final two weeks of the course put these skills to practice in an online simulation exercise. Participants in this course will receive individual feedback and guidance from the course facilitator to help them develop their knowledge and skills. 

Rather than going into the theoretical considerations of negotiation such as game theory or group decision-making theory, the course focuses on key skills that are valuable for a variety of education diplomacy interactions.

This online course is offered by the Center for Education Diplomacy (an initiative of the Association for Childhood Education International) in partnership with DiploFoundation.

Due in part to shifts in global governance mechanisms, there has been a greater diversification of actors in the areas of education and development who are influencing international policy, funding structures, and the proliferation of initiatives. It has also been recognized that universal education goals cannot be achieved without the creation of innovative systems and partnerships. The practice of Education Diplomacy – processes that use negotiation and other diplomatic skills to cultivate trust and achieve mutual benefits toward context specific education goals – has, therefore, become more important than ever.

The Association for Childhood Education International, in collaboration with DiploFoundation, has developed online courses in Education Diplomacy that explore the concept in depth and consider its practical relevance for a broad impact on education. Course participants learn to effectively advance education as a bridge that promotes peace, prosperity, and sustainability.

Foundations in Education Diplomacy Course

Return here for more information about a Foundations in Education Diplomacy courses tentatively schedule for Autumn 2017. This course address:

●    Education Diplomacy as new diplomacy
●    Foundations for Education Diplomacy
●    State and non-state actors in Education Diplomacy
●    International legal and policy instruments
●    Elements of transformation in Education Diplomacy
●    Requisites for diplomatic interactions
●    The future of Education Diplomacy

Participants who successfully complete the course will earn a post-graduate level certificate issued by ACEI and DiploFoundation.


Apply your Education Diplomacy certificate toward a Diploma in Social Innovation

The Center for Education Diplomacy and UPEACE Centre for Executive Education have partnered to provide innovative pathways to individuals for greater social impact. Participants who successfully complete approved courses in Education Diplomacy may be able to apply their certificate toward a Diploma in Social Innovation through the UPEACE Centre for Executive Education.
Benefits of this partnership include:

  • Relevant Education Diplomacy courses will be accepted as 1 of 5 online elective courses necessary to complete the UPEACE diploma.
  • Education Diplomacy certificate students of relevant courses receive a reduced fee for Diploma in Social Innovation coursework.
  • Students may enroll in Diploma in Social Innovation courses at the same time they undertake a relevant Education Diplomacy course.
  • Students who successfully complete the Diploma in Social Innovation receive a diploma in conjunction with a relevant Education Diplomacy course, which shall bear the logo of the UPEACE Centre for Executive Education and the United Nations University for Peace, as well as the logo of ACEI’s Center for Education Diplomacy.

For more information about this opportunity through UPEACE Centre for Executive Education and the Center for Education Diplomacy, please contact edudiplomacy@acei.org.