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The Summer Program provides a robust and practical training experience tailored for professionals engaged in frontline negotiation, featuring two major sets of activities:

1. Online Training on Crisis Negotiation:

 

Leveraging over a decade of negotiation research and teaching at Harvard University, this Program delivers ten short, impactful video instructions and quizzes. Participants will gain practical training in negotiation planning for challenging environments, analyzing complex situations, and understanding the interests of various parties to find common ground. At the completion of the ten modules, participants will receive a certification of completion deliverd by Frontline Associates.

2. AI Assistant Design in Negotiation:

The program also includes three focused cycles of activities to train participants in creating their own AI Assistant to support negotiation planning. These cycles will delve into sorting complex environments, thoroughly analyzing the interests and motives of multiple parties and stakeholders, and offering proactive engagement strategies for difficult negotiations. Each cycle will address a critical negotiation domain: crisis negotiation, humanitarian access negotiation, and migration negotiation.

Each cycle will encompass three main activities:

a. Presentation by a Negotiation Expert: The cycle begins with an experienced negotiator presenting a case, sharing valuable insights and strategies specific to the domain in focus.

b. Peer Discussion on Challenges and Dilemmas: Following the presentation, participants will engage in discussions to address the unique challenges and dilemmas of the domain, fostering a deeper understanding and exchange of ideas.

c. AI Negotiation Labs: In the second week, participants will utilize insights from expert presentations and peer discussions to design and implement their own AI Assistant. These labs will focus on analyzing negotiation contexts, assessing the interests of involved parties, and exploring strategies to mobilize influence within stakeholders' networks.

This structured approach ensures that each cycle is both informative and interactive, allowing participants to apply their learnings in complex negotiation and AI usage in real-time. The three cycles offer a comprehensive learning journey, focusing on various aspects of negotiation from 1 July to 28 September 2024.

Learning Sessions

July

1

Launch of recorded tutorials and quizzes on frontline negotiation
tools and methods

Cycle 1: Open Theme

2

Cycle 1: Welcome session for new participants

5

AI for beginners: AI Introduction and demo session:

9

AI Lab: Crafting your GPT to anaylze complex environments

10

AI Lab: Crafting your GPT to anaylze interest and motives of counterparts

11

AI Lab: Crafting your GPT to anaylze networks of influence and leverage support.

AI Introduction and demo session: AI for beginners

15

Welcome session for new participants

17

Speaker Series: Humanitarian Access Negotiation and Peer Exchange Workshop

19

AI Introduction and demo session: AI for beginners

23

AI Lab: Crafting your GPT to anaylze complex humanitarian environments (theme tbc)

24

AI Lab: Crafting your GPT to anaylze interest and motives of counterparts in humanitarian crises (theme tbc)

25

AI Lab: Crafting your GPT to anaylze networks of influence and leverage support in humanitarian settings (theme tbc)

26

One-to-one mentoring session

30

Open Assembly: Peer discussion on frontline negotiation

August

September

Peer Exchange Workshop: Irregular migration (theme tbc)

1

One-to-one mentoring session

2

AI Lab: Crafting your GPT to anaylze complex migration environments (theme tbc)

6

AI Lab: Crafting your GPT to anaylze interest and motives of counterparts in migration crises (theme tbc)

7

AI Lab: Crafting your GPT to anaylze networks of influence and leverage support in migration settings (theme tbc)

8

Welcome session for new participants

12

Speaker Series: Climate action (theme bc)

14

Peer Exchange Workshop: Climate action (theme tbc)

15

AI Introduction and demo session: AI for beginners

16

AI Lab: Crafting your GPT to anaylze climate action environments (theme tbc)

20

AI Lab: Crafting your GPT to anaylze interest and motives of counterparts in climate negotiations (theme tbc)

21

AI Lab: Crafting your GPT to anaylze networks of influence and leverage support in humanitarian settings (theme tbc)

22

One-to-one mentoring session

23

Welcome session for new participants

26

Open Assembly: Peer discussion on frontline negotiation

27

Speaker Series: Crisis Negotiation (theme bc)

28

Peer Exchange Workshop: Crisis negotiation (theme tbc)

29

One-to-one mentoring session

30

AI Lab: Crafting your GPT to anaylze crisis negotiation environments (theme tbc)

3

AI Lab: Crafting your GPT to anaylze interest and motives of counterparts in crisis negotiation (theme tbc)

4

AI Lab: Crafting your GPT to anaylze networks of influence and leverage support in crisis negotiation (theme tbc)

5

Speaker Series: Conflict management (theme bc)

11

Peer Exchange Workshop: Conflict management (theme tbc)

12

One-to-one mentoring session

13

AI Lab: Crafting your GPT to anaylze conflict environments (theme tbc)

17

AI Lab: Crafting your GPT to anaylze interest and motives of counterparts in conflict situations (theme tbc)

18

AI Lab: Crafting your GPT to anaylze networks of influence and leverage support in conflict situations (theme tbc)

19

Open Assembly: Peer discussion on frontline negotiation

24

Evaluation interviews

26

Evaluation interviews

27

Frontline Associates Certification Ceremony

28

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