25. Mai 2015
27. Mai 2015
AddressInternationales Evangelisches Tagungszentrum Wuppertal, Missionsstr. 9, 42285 Wuppertal View map
Negotiation skills for international and intercultural Scenarios: Simulation game „Water Conflict in Southern Calypso“
Wuppertal, 25. – 27.5.2015
Contents and Learning Objectives
This seminar teaches key competences in intercultural conflict management and international negotiation. The first part of the seminar introduces basic concepts of intercultural negotiation and enables the participants to test their negotiation skills in shorter bilateral exercises. In the second part, the participants will have the opportunity to broaden their intercultural conflict Management skills in a longer multilateral simulation game. The task will be to solve a conflict over the use of water resources in a fictitious region, and to do this by creating a regional institutional Framework and by solving the actual political conflicts.
By walking through the process step by step, the students deal with aspects such as the chairing of a negotiation, the importance of informal negotiations and a thorough preparation, as well as dealing with crises, deadlocks or difficult negotiation Partners. This simulation game has been designed for international students who wish to explore key Elements of future conflict scenarios. Students learn, for example, of the importance of taking the cultural differences and the distinctive features of the individual participating countries into account. Players actively become involved in the conflict by engaging in simulated interaction, taking on different roles and representing different interests.
The simulation game “Water Conflict in Southern Calypso” is the recreation of a real‐world conflict involving scarce water resources, a situation that can be found in different regions in the world. It has been designed for international students who wish to explore key elements of future conflict scenarios involving natural resources issues. Students learn, for example, of the importance of taking the cultural differences and the distinctive features of the individual participating countries into account. Players actively become involved in the conflict by engaging in simulated interaction, taking on different roles and representing different interests.
Since its founding in 2005, the team of planpolitik has specialized in the conception and realization of interactive event formats on political, economic and social issues. In this context planpolitik uses activating and creative methods, such as simulation games, idea labs and future/creative workshops, and the development of scenarios or campaigns. In addition, planpolitik implements methodical trainings as well as skills trainings. Since 2005, the team of planpolitik realized more than 1,000 events on various topics with more than 30,000 participants worldwide. The list of Partners comprises governmental bodies, such as the German foreign ministry, universities all over Europe, foundations, NGOs, as well as companies. Moreover, in 2013 planpolitik has started developing an online simulation game platform. For more information please visit our website www.planpolitik.de
Location: Internationales Evangelisches Tagungszentrum Wuppertal, Missionsstr. 9,
Mohammad Al Saidi, ITT
Ulrike Behmenburg, STUBE Rheinland
Speaker: Björn Warkalla, , Berlin
Registration: online, until 08.05.15
In Cooperation with ITT (Institute for Technology and Resources Management in the Tropics and Subtropics, FH Köln)