Introduction

Designed to develop the leadership potential of middle managers, this programme focuses on negotiation, consensus building and communications skills. It employs an array of active learning methodologies and tools such as an individualized 360° leadership assessment (offered in English and French).

The programme allows participants to cultivate stronger connections by networking with peers from across the UN system and various duty stations and to develop skills for persuasive advocacy and communication across multi-stakeholder environments and audiences.

Objectives

Objectives: 

Upon successful completion of this course, participants will:

  • Have explored their own leadership style, while identifying and prioritizing strengths to build on;
  • Apply skills for persuasive advocacy and communication across multi-stakeholder environments and audiences;
  • Benefit from stronger connections by networking with peers from across the UN system and various duty stations.

Course Methodology

Course Methodology: 

This face-to-face course combines lectures by external experts and senior UN staff with interactive and participatory exercises. Participants engage in peer-to-peer exchange, role play, case studies and interactive reflection to create a rich and proactive learning environment.

Course Contents

Course Contents: 

Leadership concepts and styles of leadership; tips on the path to becoming a leader in the UN; managing negotiations; innovation; exploring individual strengths and weaknesses through 360 assessments; building charisma and communications skills.

Target Audience

Target Audience: 

UN staff at the P3-P4 levels or equivalent (exceptions may be made on an ad-hoc basis).

Cost of participation

Cost of participation: 

The programme fee of 3,000 USD (2,000 USD for national participants) covers:

  • A pre-residential component, including a 360° leadership assessment and/or personality assessment and pre-readings;
  • A four-day face-to-face training, with individual coaching sessions;
  • Follow up activities and continued alumni networking opportunities.

Refreshments will be provided during the programme. The fee does not include travel, accommodation, meals and other incidentals.

Certificates of attendance from the UN System Staff College will be awarded to participants who complete the course.

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