Loading Events

« All Events

  • This event has passed.

Virtual Training Course “Effective Writing & Speaking Skills For Multilateral Diplomacy: Written Reporting, Public Speaking, And Speechwriting”

February 15, 2021 - February 19, 2021

Virtual Training Course


Written Reporting, Public Speaking, and Speechwriting”


Organized by: 

Conflux Center for Intercultural Dialogue and Mediation

United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR)


About the Course

Effective communication is fundamental to successful diplomacy, specifically in times of crisis marked by high levels of uncertainty. Delivering one’s message is key to work together efficiently and to overcome challenges at both the individual and organisational level.

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

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 written reporting, public speaking, and speechwriting. Specifically, this course is designed for mid to 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.

The participants will learn from experts who will cover essential principles of written reporting, speechwriting, as well as public speaking. The training will consist of lectures and facilitated discussions by senior experts and practitioners in the field, as well as simulation exercises, role play and case studies, which will comprise a significant portion of the course. A space will be provided for group discussions and best practices and experience sharing among the participants under the guidance of the senior mentors. The course will also focus on practical exercises using audio and video media. 

Learning Objectives

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

  • Apply public speaking, presentation, speechwriting, and reporting techniques, – including preparation, structure, and delivery;
  • Acquire essential principles of the art and craft of speechwriting and written reporting;
  • Identify personal strengths and weaknesses as presenters and writers;
  • Demonstrate the ability to use voice and words to effect when giving presentations: wording, diction, intonation, rhythm, and pacing;
  • Implement acquired tools for combating public speaking anxiety.



Course Information

Senior Mentor: Ambassador Amr Aljowaily
Course Director: Goran Topalović,  Conflux Center
Facilitators: Ambassador Miloš Strugar, UN Senior Mediation Advisor

Ambassador Kishan S. Rana, Professor Emeritus

Platform Zoom



For more details about the course, click HERE

Download the Course Program HERE

Registration is open until 11 February 2021 and can be done HERE.


COURSE FEE: 1,000 EUR (1,250 USD)

Conflux Center alumni are eligible for 20% discount. 

Partial subsidy could be available at a later stage. Those interested in a partial subsidy should send their CV and a motivation letter not later than 1 February 2021 to


For further information about the course, please contact us at:  or  +381 65 3081976




February 15, 2021
February 19, 2021