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ACCORD train SA foreign service

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The Founder and Executive Director of ACCORD, Vasu Gounden, along with Karishma Rajoo, the Manager of ACCORD’s Operations Division, conducted a conflict management training at the South African Foreign Service Training Institute in Pretoria from 1-3 September 2008. The training focused on negotiation skills and was conducted as part of the programme for the diplomatic cadets.

The training gave ACCORD an opportunity to pilot its revised materials that have been specifically developed for diplomats, and which is designed to assist them to be able to: demonstrate knowledge of the principles and procedures of negotiation; demonstrate negotiation skills in practice; advocate conflict resolution; record the outcome of negotiations/conflict resolutions in an agreed format; review negotiation/conflict resolution outcomes and modify their own approach based there on; and to assess political, social and/or cultural barriers in negotiation and conflict resolution.

ACCORD has conducted training at the Foreign Service Training Institute since 1995.