Foreign affairs and international policy work requires a precise and insightful grasp of evolving interactions between foreign governments, private industry, NGOs and citizens in both a National and International context. In negotiating dynamic global relationships between foreign nations entities, international relations professionals must consider not only the political and cultural dynamics abroad but also the impact on national policies and the public service function of its own government as they guide program stakeholders and global relationships.
Globally, nations intersect across all sectors. The international relations portfolio and skill set increasingly permeates private and public sector industries making the role of the qualified international relationship professional an essential and fundamental role in governmental and intergovernmental affairs both at home and abroad.
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The course Enhancing Adaptive Leadership Through Integral Awareness allowed me to discover the immenseness of the subject matter. It was beyond my expectations. I greatly benefitted from this course as it allowed me to sit back and assess my past and the latter years as a mediator.
Lissane Yoannes, Retired Ethiopian Diplomat and Former Special Envoy
This is a deeply insightful course - Enhancing Adaptive Leadership Through Integral Awareness - allowing one to take on a different approach to conflict. The knowledge shared allowed participants to see and work on their own harmful behaviours and to see others from an equal and compassionate perspective. It helped me better develop my self-awareness and see the situation presented from a place of compassion and equality.
Fernanda de Castro Boria, MA in Conflict Studies, Public Servant
I enjoyed every moment of the Policy and Program Design and Evaluation in Complex Situations course. Dr. Naresh is an expert on the subject and has a wealth of knowledge to share. His knowledge and personal experience of the Syrian context made the course even more interesting. The practical group exercises helped us make sense of the information and tools. Dr. Naresh was readily available to provide feedback when needed.
Rasha B. Kaba, Humanitarian Aid Professional and Third-Party Neutral Trainer (in English and Arabic)