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Speechwriting and Public Speaking Skills for Multilateral Diplomacy: Cases & Insights from the United Nations

Course

Interactive Learning Package

UN Partner

Offered by

United Nations Institute for Training and Research

Conflux Center for Intercultural Dialogue and Communication

Course details

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Length
4 days
Effort
The effort related to this online course corresponds to the attendance to the online course.
Level
Intermediate
Advanced
Language
English
Certificate
Yes
Price
1,250 USD
Start date
7 December 2021
End date
10 December 2021
Registration deadline
6 December 2021

Course summary

This online course aims to mentor mid-senior level staff in peacekeeping and political missions of the UN, diplomats, and government staff to make the content of their speeches effective and engaging while giving the impression of spontaneity and confidence.

About this course

As novel global challenges destabilise and deeply affect organisations throughout the world, UNITAR seeks to continue its mission to provide quality adult education aimed at strengthening capacity building. In this context, UNITAR is therefore pleased to partner again with the Conflux Center in implementing and delivering an innovative online course on Speechwriting and Public Speaking Skills for Multilateral Diplomacy: Cases & Insights from the United Nations.

The selected online course aims at strengthening the individual capacity of growth-oriented professionals working in a multilateral diplomatic professional environment who are or aim to be in high-level roles requiring pivotal professional skills such as public speaking and speechwriting.

The aim of the virtual course is to guide the participants in making the content of their speeches pertinent and engaging while delivering their message with the impression of spontaneity and confidence, drawing on the latest techniques in the art of writing and rhetoric (the skill of oration and persuasion). Participants will be able to identify areas they need to improve, and the mentors will provide feedback enabling the participants to make adjustments and advances.

By examining the essential professional qualities needed to sustain the world of multilateral diplomacy, participants will acquire high-level public speaking and speechwriting competencies. The ultimate objective is to strengthen the individual’s resilience under uncertainty and to enable them to work efficiently during these challenging times.

The course will take place via the online platform Zoom. The activities will be designed to be highly interactive, characterised by a similar format to face-to-face courses. As a result, a similar level of engagement will be guaranteed through simulations, group exercises, discussions, hands-on assignments whenever possible, and Q&A sessions.

For more information please contact office@confluxcenter.org or +381 63 130 89 97

Kindly follow this this link to apply: https://www.confluxcenter.org/events/application-form/

Target audience

The virtual course aims at strengthening the individual capacity of growth-oriented professionals working in a multilateral diplomatic professional environment, who are or aim to be in high-level roles requiring pivotal professional skills such as public speaking and speechwriting.

Specifically, this course is designed for mid-senior level sta­ff in peacekeeping and political missions of the UN and regional organisations (AU, OSCE, EU, etc.), diplomats, those working in governments, non-governmental organisations, and academic institutions.

Learning objectives

By the end of the workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Apply speechwriting and public speaking skills and techniques, including preparation, structure, and delivery in face-to-face and online formats
  • Acquire essential principles of the art and craft of speechwriting and delivering speeches;
  • Identify personal strengths and weaknesses as speakers and writers
  • Develop their personal writing and presentation style and tailor it to their respective audiences
  • Demonstrate the ability to use voice and words to effect when giving speeches or presentations: wording, diction, intonation, rhythm, and pacing
  • Implement acquired tools for combating public speaking anxiety