Training for Chairing: A Practical Approach

Training for Chairing: A Practical Approach Training for Chairing: A Practical Approach John Hemery a and Paul Meerts b a Centre for Political and Diplomatic Studies, Hill House, Shotover Park, Oxford OX 33 1QN, United Kingdom john.hemery@cpds.co.uk b Netherlands Institute of International Relations ‘Clingendael’, Clingendael 7, 2597 VH The Hague, The Netherlands pmeerts@clingendael.nl Received 29 June 2006; accepted 14 August 2006 Summary This article draws on the experience of two series of courses in negotiation and chairing , fi ft y in all, conducted in preparation for the UK and Finnish Presidencies of the European Union, 2005 and 2006. It outlines the concept and design of the programme, and introduces a four-part analysis of the chair’s role which provided the intellectual framework for the series. It examines in detail the structure of the courses and the practical exercises which formed the core of the training. A con- cluding section draws together the lessons learned. The article would be helpful specifi cally to those preparing offi cials for the Presidency of the EU, but also for multilateral negotiations more gener- ally, as well as to those interested in the theory and practice of chairing. Key Words Behaviour, chairing , civil servants, Council Working Groups, diplomats, http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png The Hague Journal of Diplomacy Brill

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BRILL
Copyright
© 2006 Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, The Netherlands
ISSN
1871-1901
eISSN
1871-191X
D.O.I.
10.1163/187119006X149544
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Training for Chairing: A Practical Approach John Hemery a and Paul Meerts b a Centre for Political and Diplomatic Studies, Hill House, Shotover Park, Oxford OX 33 1QN, United Kingdom john.hemery@cpds.co.uk b Netherlands Institute of International Relations ‘Clingendael’, Clingendael 7, 2597 VH The Hague, The Netherlands pmeerts@clingendael.nl Received 29 June 2006; accepted 14 August 2006 Summary This article draws on the experience of two series of courses in negotiation and chairing , fi ft y in all, conducted in preparation for the UK and Finnish Presidencies of the European Union, 2005 and 2006. It outlines the concept and design of the programme, and introduces a four-part analysis of the chair’s role which provided the intellectual framework for the series. It examines in detail the structure of the courses and the practical exercises which formed the core of the training. A con- cluding section draws together the lessons learned. The article would be helpful specifi cally to those preparing offi cials for the Presidency of the EU, but also for multilateral negotiations more gener- ally, as well as to those interested in the theory and practice of chairing. Key Words Behaviour, chairing , civil servants, Council Working Groups, diplomats,

Journal

The Hague Journal of DiplomacyBrill

Published: Jan 1, 2006

Keywords: COUNCIL WORKING GROUPS; FINNISH PRESIDENCY; CIVIL SERVANTS; DIPLOMATS; LESSONS LEARNED; UK PRESIDENCY; PROCESSES; NEGOTIATION; EUROPEAN UNION; BEHAVIOUR; TRAINING; CHAIRING

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