da.link career skills: Seminars and Workshops

da.link career skillsOne of the essential services offered by the da.link career services team are the many seminars and workshops during which students can improve their skills in writing, rhetoric and presentation techniques, IT, communication, negotiation, team management etc. Furthermore, students are invited to attend simulations of press conferences and job interviews.

Additional trainings on crisis management, event management, public diplomacy, social media and an EPSO prep course are organised as well.

All these seminars and workshops are included in the tuition fees.

Registration for the workshops taking place during the skills week in April 2021 will be possible in March 2021 (Details tba).

Please note: You will be informed via email after the registration deadline has expired whether you have a spot in the workshop. If the number of registrations exceeds the maximum number of participants we will hold a lottery.

To see a list of upcoming and past da.link career skills seminars and workshops, please sign in with your DA student login credentials.

DA.LINK CAREER SKILLS 2020-21

10 APR 2021: INFLUENCIAL SPEAKING

SPEAK TO LEAD, 10 APRIL 2021, 9 A.M. - 5 P.M., ZOOM OR DA

THE POWER OF INFLUENTIAL SPEAKING

  • Information vs influence and change - “Speak to lead”
  • Beyond communications skills: emotional intelligence
  • Influential speaking as a tool for personal and professional growth
  • Your “WHY”
  • What makes a good speech

Participants will get a higher sense of purpose that will motivate them to master the art of speaking to achieve broader and higher objectives and to get results as leaders.

THE TRAINER

Florence Le Clézio

Please sign up here until 21 March 2021.

 

09 APR 2021: PROFESSIONAL NEGOTIATIONS

FRIDAY, 9 April 2021, 9 am - 5 pm, ZOOM OR DA (TBA)

Professional negotiations - If you fail to prepare, prepare to fail

This seminar invites to build  one's negotiation skills in a learning partnership - so participants need to arrive on the program with the mindset of “Ready-Steady-Go” to get the very most out of it. In a mix of short presentations, exercises and a Harvard case simulation, the training of the basic Vienna School methodologies offers opportunities for testing personal progress next to best practice exchange among peers.  
 
The goals of this seminar include:
- Awareness to the three sides in negotiations: substance, people, process
- Getting a grip on the 4 HARVARD PRINCIPLES
- Contract Negotiations based on 7 ELEMENTS
- Case Simulation: preparing, conducting and debriefing

ABOUT THE TRAINER

Sonja Rauschütz is the founder of Vienna School of Negotiation, serving as an advisor, negotiation facilitator & profiler, executive coach and management trainer, working with private & public sector clients in the USA, all over Europe as well as the Middle East. 1999 to 2002 she belonged to the Faculty of Harvard Law School at the Program On Negotiation, working closely with Prof. Roger Fisher (Bestselling co- author of „Getting to Yes“). Since almost 30 years, she is an international boundary spanner facilitating and mediating in emotionally challenging, long lasting conflict situations. Special expertise in Negotiator Agility®

Please sign up here until 21 March 2021.

08-09 APR 2021: HUMANITARIAN CRISIS MANAGEMENT

HUMANITARIAN CRISIS MANAGEMENT, 08-09 APRIL 2021, 9 A.M. - 5 P.M., ZOOM OR DA (TBA)

While it is often recognized how essential it is to improve coordination between the armed forces and international humanitarian organizations, establishing communication and trust between them remains a formidable challenge. With the increasing scale and magnitude of disasters and humanitarian emergencies, the need for proper guidelines for coordinating and collaborating with domestic, foreign military and civil defence assets has never been greater.
This workshop will be participatory, engaging and dynamic. It will combine discussion, presentations, simulations, case studies and analysis.

The workshop will provide the participants with the ability to:

  • Identify and navigate the complexity of the 360° operational and ethical nature of peacekeeping crisis mitigation and routine operations.
  • Explain clearly the concept of civil-military collaboration and coordination.
  • Distinguish the roles of the main actors in the crisis arena: civilian, military, international aid and other organizations.
  • Describe the tensions between international humanitarian law and military collaboration.
  • Appreciate the importance of creating situational awareness in day to day operations between the stakeholders in the crisis arena.

ABOUT THE TRAINER

Daniel Beaudoin (Lt. Col. Ret., PhD)
Daniel Beaudoin has over a decade of field experience in coordinating and facilitating humanitarian aid operations alongside military operations in crisis arenas. Daniel teaches at Tel Aviv University, and at the Diplofoundation, and conducts workshops on humanitarian diplomacy, the politics of international humanitarian aid organizations, human rights, and conflict resolution. He is the executive director of the European Society for International Military Ethics (Euro-ISME).

Please sign up here until 21 March 2021.

07-08 APR 2021: COMMUNICATION AND RHETORIC

COMMUNICATION AND RHETORIC, 7-8 APRIL 2021, 9 A.M. - 5 P.M., ZOOM OR DA

In this workshop you will learn about the mechanics of communication and how it is applied in all aspects of day-to-day life. You will find out your communication strengths, enhance them and identify room for improvement. Understand how  Paul Watzlawick and Friedemann Schulz von Thun's works help us become better communicators and train the essentials of non-verbal communication such as body language, facial expressions and hand gestures.
Learn to use dynamic language, and rhetorical devices passed down from the ancient Greeks so you can speak with authority and charisma in front of an audience. Analyse speeches from the experts, great speakers past and present, and how they can communicate with power and persuasion. Practice new techniques with your own prepared an impromptu speeches receiving trainer and peer feedback, also via video analysis, along the way.

ABOUT THE TRAINER:

CV Mark Heather

Please sign up here until 21 March 2021.

 

07 APR 2021: THE SOUND OF LEADERSHIP

WEDNESDAY, 7 APRIL 2021, 9 A.M. - 5 P.M., MUSIKZIMMER

The Sound of Leadership
Florian Schönwiese

There is no other discipline in which the art of leading has been developed, taught and driven to perfection in such a consistent way as in a symphony orchestra. For centuries musicians and conductors have been thriving for perfection and excellence, always aiming high to bring to life the vision of a piece of music.

As a true intermediary between classical music and the business world Florian Schönwiese shows his knowledge and observations in highly inspiring and vivid presentations, hands-on seminars and leadership-development programs to push leadership-skills and therefore team-performance and power of innovation to a new level of excellence incomparably fast!

The Pratobello-method – the core: leaders experience and develop their
leadership-skills by conducting professional musicians (it‘s not necessary to be
able to read music at all!).

The aims of this workshop are:

  • to offer new perspectives on leadership
  • to make successful leadership come alive not only intellectually, but also emotional and physical
  • to experience your personal leadership-style
  • to refine and train your skills through direct and clear feedback from the musicians (your „employees“)
  • to experience new ways of attitudes and values (trust e.g…)
  • to strengthen personal skills
  • to show new ways of effective leading
  • to stimulate new ideas and exchange
  • to leave an unforgettable, musical, „Austrian“ Impression

ABOUT THE TRAINER

Florian Schönwiese, orchestra musician, entrepreneur and leadership expert

http://schoenwiese.net/

Please sign up here until 21 March 2021.

 

06 APR 2021: PUBLIC DIPLOMACY

PUBLIC DIPLOMACY, 6 APRIL 2021, 9 A.M. - 5 P.M., ZOOM 

The course “Public Diplomacy” covers the interactions between governments and countries in the
international system, influenced by such factors as the democratization of diplomacy, globalization,
the omnipresence of offline, online, and social media, as well as communication psychology. With
more interest in foreign affairs than ever before, ordinary people are demanding open diplomacy.
Participants will be equipped with tools to better understand the role of public diplomacy and
employ innovative new mechanisms for improving the image and impact of their country in the
world. The practice-oriented course also provides awareness training and understanding in
communication psychology as basis for successful Public Diplomacy. It allows participants to
immediately apply the newly gained knowledge to real life international situations.

Course Objectives
Participants will

  • Get basic insight into Public Diplomacy, its key features, and what it means in everyday work
  • Understand basic principles of communication and the ‘human factor’ as foundation for Public Diplomacy, and for gaining trust and credibility
  • Be able to analyze different approaches to public diplomacy and identify realistic and workable tools and methods for different situations
  • Get concrete tips and tricks of the trade

Methods of teaching
Online lecture & plenary discussions, group work & reflections.

Course Outline

  1. Core concepts of and different approaches to Public Diplomacy
  2. Methods, tools, and techniques of Public Diplomacy
  3. Related fields of nation branding, propaganda, and cultural relations
  4. Influence and credibility
  5. The Power of Trust in Public Diplomacy
  6. Public Diplomacy in building bilateral rela8ons
  7. Limita8ons of Public Diplomacy
  8. So Power and Public Diplomacy

Reading:
Cull, Nicholas J.: Public Diplomacy: Lessons from the Past
McDowell, Mark: Public Diplomacy at the Crossroads: Definitions and Challenges in an “Open Source” Era (10 pages)
Hosking, Geoffrey, Reviews in History: Why We Need a History of Trust (14 pages)
Jönsson, Christer, Hall, Martin: Communication: An Essential Aspect of Diplomacy (13 pages)
Snider, James Thomas: Fourteen Articles on Public Diplomacy Practice for the Future Public Diplomat (4 pages)
Article: Gass, Robert H., Seiter, John S.: Credibility and Public Diplomacy (in: Routledge Handbook of Public Diplomacy, pp 154-163)

Please sign up here until 21 March 2021.

06 APR 2021: LINKEDIN - BUILDING YOUR PROFESSIONAL PROFILE AND BRAND ONLINE

TUESDAY, 6 APRIL 2021, 9 A.M. - 5 P.M., ZOOM

A hands-on workshop exploring powerful and often unknown tools and techniques: You will receive “real life” professional insights into how the other side (i.e. recruiters, and decisionmakers) thinks and decides. You will learn how to build an optimal profile on LI, then how to actually use it as a tool in kickstarting and developing your career.

  • Your long-term strategy on LinkedIn
  • Optimize your profile / brand
  • Your contacts
  • Networking do’s and don’t incl. etiquette
  • Smart use of recommendations and acknowledgements
  • DA Alumni network
  • Smart and time-saving ways of staying on top of relevant information within your fields of interest and competence
  • Becoming relevant and visible – dare to contribute actively and be generous
  • Prepare your interviews and meetings
  • LinkedIn Premium
  • After the workshop, every participant will receive a short individual profile assessment and coaching

Please sign up here until 21 March 2021.

13 MAR 2021: EPSO PREPARATION COURSE

SATURDAY, 13 MARCH 2021, 9 AM - 5 PM, ZOOM

Training on competences & skills for the EU competitions and beyond

The EU exam ran by the European Personnel Selection Office often poses difficulty to even the best and brightest, due to its specific structure and quick pace.

But verbal, numerical, abstract & situational thinking need not scare you! These are all things that can be explained, repeated and mastered by most of us. It takes training and a bit of time invested.

Nicolae Stefanuta, former DA alumn and successful EPSO taker and fan of a fair and competitive competition has been providing the training to numerous DA generations.

This year too, in spite of the pandemic, the one day seminar sets out to prepare you for upcoming EPSO competitions and not ony: standardized tests are also used by companies and international organizations worldwide.

Thus, the training is open to the entire DA class and there will be specific recommendations for students who are not citizens of the EU. See you all soon!

THE TRAINER

DA alumnus Nicolae Stefanuta is a member of the European Parliament. Before that he was a European Union official working in the area of transatlantic relations for the European Parliament's delegation for relations with the United States. He has been working with the European Union since 2007 in various public policy areas, including budget and agriculture policy. He is a graduate of the Georgetown University McCourt School of Public Policy, where he obtained a Master of Policy Management degree. He holds a Bachelor's degree in Economics and a Master's in Advanced International Studies from the Diplomatische Akademie Wien - Vienna School of International Studies as well as a Master's in European Studies from the University of Vienna. Among his areas of professional and research interest are: policy optimisation, in particular through the use of quantitative methods, data and statistics; information technology and innovation; coaching and motivation management. He comes from Sibiu, Romania and considers Austria a second home, being a former DA student and Mozart enthusiast.

Please sign up here until 9 March 2021, 8 am.

18 DEC 2020: MEDIATRAINING

FRIDAY, 18 DECEMBER 2020, 9 AM - 5 PM

Profit from a uniquely designed and practical media training course  - including the introduction of journalistic basic rules for texting and presenting, assessment of prominent speakers or shows, practical exercises, camera analysis, motivating feedback and the framing or re-framing of key messages for a convincing appearance.

THE TRAINER

Julia Bauer, DA alumna from the 13th MAIS programme

Please sign up here until 15 November 2020.

17-18 DEC 2020: JOB APPLICATIONS WITH IOs

JOB APPLICATIONS WITH IOS, 17-18 DECEMBER 2020, 9 AM - 5 PM

The seminar will offer practical tools and tips to support DA students in the job search process at international organisations. This includes understanding how to match individual CV’s with available job vacancies also by defining transferrable skills; developing a job search strategy i.e. where and how to look for vacant positions, and writing a successful application (cover letter and application form).
One of the most valuable and effective tools in job search is the ability to delivery a crisp and accurate pitch. A career pitch is a focused and purposeful narrative which is mostly verbal and can be used in searching for a job or inserted in a written application. Almost like a business card of your skills, experiences and career aspirations, every pitch is unique in style and content. It aims to provide a short information about yourself and to engage interest the listener or the reader. Ideally it is a door opener.
Further, the workshop will specifically prepare students for the selection process. This includes preparation of a possible preview interview, for example, on Sonru (an online tool used at UN organisations) and for the face-to-face structured, competency based interviews. Using a real vacancy notice we will anticipate behavioural questions and practice how to answer them. It will also include a session on how to deal with rejection.
Importantly, there will be plenty of time to answer specific questions the students may have.

ABOUT THE TRAINER:

Neha Chatwani
Following an international career in Human Resource Management and Organizational Development, at renowned employers in for-profit and public sector organisations, Neha founded the workplace atelier, an innovative space that focusses on providing HR services in change management bricolage. Neha Chatwani graduated in Psychology from the University of Vienna and holds a Doctorate in Business Administration from the Grenoble Ecole de Management. She is a published author in her field and a certified coach as well as change facilitator. 
http://www.theworkplaceatelier.com

16-17 DEC 2020: PREPARING FOR JOB INTERVIEWS

PREPARING FOR JOB INTERVIEWS, 16-17 DECEMBER 2020, 9 AM - 5 PM

In this workshop you will learn how to prepare a professional CV (résumé) according to the expectations of different roles at companies and sectors by comparing good and poor examples of CVs and cover letter. Learn dynamic action verbs and positive personality adjectives that can be used in written and spoken language to present the ‘best’ you. Find out the clichés to avoid and that interviewers hate to hear!  Train strategies for dealing with nerves and being more assertive by displaying confidence, energy and friendliness via non-verbal communication.
On the second day we review your own CVs and cover letters and then we move on to the interview itself. What to prepare? What are the most common questions you can expect to be asked? What the interviewer’s ‘hidden agenda’?  What do they really want to find out about you? What is the best way to answer the question "What are your weaknesses?" or "Why are you the right person for the job?". Learn how to respond to difficult, tricky or unethical questions and even turn them into your advantage. The afternoon is dedicated to role-playing interview situations with peer and trainer feedback.

ABOUT THE TRAINER:

CV Fritz Mehl

Please sign up here until 15 November 2020.

15 DEC 2020: EVENT- AND PROJECTMANAGEMENT

TUESDAY, 15 DECEMBER 2020, 9 AM - 5 PM

EVENT MANAGEMENT: NO NEED TO STRESS OUT! HOW TO ORGANISE AND RUN EVENTS AND PROJECTS WITH A FEW SIMPLE EXCEL SHEETS

No fan of Excel sheets? This course might change your mind. In this one-day-course, event and experience designer Katharina Moser shares her experience on how to best plan, prepare and run events and projects from the beginning to the end - with the help of a few simple Excel sheets. Always starting with the "Why?" she will guide you through all essential steps you need to take in order to run a successful event - online or offline - whilst paying special attention to managing your productivity.

ABOUT THE TRAINER:

Katharina Moser designs and moderates events that connect people. She is driven by the vision to inspire a feeling of togetherness as the basis for successful cooperation. Having worked for the Foreign Ministry, the British Council or the European Forum Alpbach, she founded MOSAIK in 2015. MOSAIK’s projects were awarded with the State Prize on Europe, the European Citizens' Award or the Innovation Award by Corps Touristique Austria. Katharina designed, organised and moderated around 200 events and also works as a speaker and workshop host. In 2020 she put her focus on how to create meaningful online and hybrid events. 
She is on the board of Bürgerforum Europa; Austrian Society for European Politics, founding member of Alliance4Europe and member of the BMW Responsible Leaders Network. 

Please sign up here until 15 November 2020.

15 -16 DEC 2020: PROTOCOL & BUSINESS ETIQUETTE

TUESDAY, 15 -  WEDNESDAY, 16 DECEMBER 2020, 9 AM - 5 PM

Seminar: International Protocol (G. Hardiman-Pollross) & Business Etiquette (D. Senn & B. Zehnder)

The workshop offers a first glimpse of the basics of  „International Protocol“, the art of conducting interaction between states and their politicians and diplomats as well as businesses. Some guide lines will be provided of how to organise high-level events as well as how to look best after VIP delegations. 

The Business Etiquette seminar includes the fundamental knowledge of international etiquette as well as insights into culture-related mentality differences. These are among the essential success factors in contact with business and negotiation partners and customers – both internationally and nationally.

The goals of the seminar are:
 Participants know and apply the basic rules of international business etiquette.
 Participants know the limits of the rules and exceptions in the international context.
 Participants know differences in mentality and behave accordingly.
 Participants reflect on the impression they make on others, based on courtesy, manners and clothing.

ABOUT THE TRAINERS:

International Courtesy Competence has been founded by Barbara Zehnder and Daniel Senn in 2013 with the aim of sharing our knowledge and skills in the international arena. We have 25 years on the diplomatic stage in Western and Eastern Europe, Asia, Africa, Australia, South and North America, more than 30 years in the hospitality business and 15 years in the field of etiquette, demeanour and VIP services. We convey courtesy competence based on our first-hand and long-standing international experience.

Gudrun Hardiman-Pollross:
As a senior diplomat at the Austrian Ministry for Foreign Affairs I have been working in 10 different countries enabling me to gain a wide range of intercultural competence. Having worked for many  years in protocol and until recently as Chief of Protocol of the Austrian President, I really enjoy sharing my knowledge and experience about protocol and how to move confidently in international circles.

Please sign up here until 15 November 2020.

16 DEC 2020: INTERCULTURAL COMMUNICATION

INTERCULTURAL COMMUNICATION, 16 DECEMBER 2020, 9 AM - 5 PM

In this one-day seminar we experience through many practical exercises & tasks

  • how we can deal constructively with intercultural challenges, perceive them as opportunities and use them profitably.
  • why initial euphoria quickly turns into frustration, how we deal with emerging depression/aggression and how we finally settle in and feel comfortable in our new environment in a sustainable and relaIxed way.
  • how competence in intercultural communication can lead to transculturality and what this has to do with dialogue and authenticity.

ABOUT THE TRAINERS:

Karina Rey used to work as an actress, producer and editor for television and theater before managing an NGO in Cameroon. She has been a coach for intercultural commuication for many years and institutions and is lecturer at the University of Basel.

Stefan Rey has many years of management experience in the private-, NGO-, and foundation sector. He has been a coach for intercultural communication for some years and has a lot experience  with projects and teaching in the area of integration of refugees.

Please sign up here until 15 November 2020.

21 NOV 2020: IT SKILLS - INDESIGN

21 NOVEMBER 2020, COMPUTERZENTRUM PALLUCH, ESTERHÁZYGASSE 4, 1060 WIEN

Sat, 21 November 2020, 1:15-5:15 pm: Adobe InDesign Basics

Please sign up here until 11 October 2020.

7 NOV 2020: IT SKILLS - WORD FOR THESIS WRITING

7 NOVEMBER 2020, COMPUTERZENTRUM PALLUCH, ESTERHÁZYGASSE 4, 1060 WIEN

Sat, 7 November 2020, 1:15-5:15 pm: Microsoft Word for Thesis Writing

List of topics to be covered during the workshop

Please sign up here until 11 October 2020.

17 & 24 OCT 2020: IT SKILLS - EXCEL BASIC AND ADVANCED

OCTOBER 2020, COMPUTERZENTRUM PALLUCH, ESTERHÁZYGASSE 4, 1060 WIEN

Sat, 17 October 2020, 1:15-5:15 pm: Microsoft Excel basics

Sat, 24 October 2020, 1:15-5:15 pm: Microsoft Excel advanced

Please sign up here until 11 October 2020.

TO BE CONTINUED...

 

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22 MAY 2020: ONLINE WORKSHOP: LINKEDIN-BUILDING YOUR PROFESSIONAL PROFILE AND BRAND ONLINE

LINKEDIN - FRIDAY, 22 MAY 2020, 9 A.M. - 5 P.M. 

(WORKSHOP UNTIL 1PM FOLLOWED BY INDIVIDUAL COACHING SESSIONS IN THE AFTERNOON)

A hands-on workshop exploring powerful and often unknown tools and techniques: You will receive “real life” professional insights into how the other side (i.e. recruiters, and decisionmakers) thinks and decides. You will learn how to build an optimal profile on LI, then how to actually use it as a tool in kickstarting and developing your career.

  • Your long-term strategy on LinkedIn

  • Optimize your profile / brand

  • Your contacts

  • Networking do’s and don’t incl. etiquette

  • Smart use of recommendations and acknowledgements

  • DA Alumni network

  • Smart and time-saving ways of staying on top of relevant information within your fields of interest and competence

  • Becoming relevant and visible – dare to contribute actively and be generous

  • Prepare your interviews and meetings

  • LinkedIn Premium

  • After the workshop, every participant will receive a 10 minutes individual profile assessment and coaching

=> Important:

- Confirmed participants will receive an invite to the workshop with a link to MS Teams
- Participate on a desk- or laptop (not mobile phone or tablet)
- Have an account on LinkedIn registered (perfectly OK if it's only very basic and "empty" but you do need a profile)
- For legal reasons, you may not register the workshop, neither by taking screen shots or by registring the session on MS Teams
- If you miss your individual time slot for the personal assessment and coaching in the afternoon, it will not be possible  to reschedule so be very punctual

ABOUT THE TRAINER

Nicolas Tröhler
BA in Political Sciences, Universities of Lausanne (CH) and Torino (I) – Postgraduate Diploma, Vienna Diplomatic Academy (35 DLG 1999/2000). Fluent in DE, FR, EN, IT, SE + some SP.
Running my consulting firm MarketKnight since 2011: e-commerce, internationalization, business diplomacy, social media and CSR-communication
Currently e-commerce manager at CTEK Sweden AB – world leader in automotive battery charging
2 children, passionate about sustainable business models, classical karate, cycling and marathon
www.linkedin.com/in/troehler/

Please sign up here until 20 May 2020, 8 a.m.

9 NOV 2019: IT SKILLS - WORD FOR THESIS WRITING

9 NOVEMBER 2019, COMPUTERZENTRUM PALLUCH, ESTERHÁZYGASSE 4, 1060 WIEN

Sat, 9 November 2019, 1:15-5:15 pm: Microsoft Word for Thesis Writing

List of topics to be covered during the workshop

Please sign up here until 28 October 2019.

16 NOV 2019: IT SKILLS - INDESIGN

16 NOVEMBER 2019, COMPUTERZENTRUM PALLUCH, ESTERHÁZYGASSE 4, 1060 WIEN

Sat, 16 November 2019, 1:15-5:15 pm: Adobe InDesign Basics

Please sign up here until 28 October 2019.

NOV 2019: IT SKILLS - EXCEL BASIC AND ADVANCED

NOVEMBER 2019, COMPUTERZENTRUM PALLUCH, ESTERHÁZYGASSE 4, 1060 WIEN

Sat, 23 November 2019, 1:15-5:15 pm: Microsoft Excel basics

Sat, 30 November 2019, 1:15-5:15 pm: Microsoft Excel advanced

Please sign up here until 28 October 2019.

16-17 DEC 2019: JOB APPLICATIONS WITH IOs

JOB APPLICATIONS WITH IOs, 16-17 December 2019, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

The seminar will offer practical tools and tips to support DA students in the job search process at international organisations. This includes understanding how to match individual CV’s with available job vacancies also by defining transferrable skills; developing a job search strategy i.e. where and how to look for vacant positions, and writing a successful application (cover letter and application form). 
One of the most valuable and effective tools in job search is the ability to delivery a crisp and accurate pitch. A career pitch is a focused and purposeful narrative which is mostly verbal and can be used in searching for a job or inserted in a written application. Almost like a business card of your skills, experiences and career aspirations, every pitch is unique in style and content. It aims to provide a short information about yourself and to engage interest the listener or the reader. Ideally it is a door opener. 
Further, the workshop will specifically prepare students for the selection process. This includes preparation of a possible preview interview, for example, on Sonru (an online tool used at UN organisations) and for the face-to-face structured, competency based interviews. Using a real vacancy notice we will anticipate behavioural questions and practice how to answer them. It will also include a session on how to deal with rejection.
Importantly, there will be plenty of time to answer specific questions the students may have.

About the Trainer:

Neha Chatwani
Following an international career in Human Resource Management and Organizational Development, at renowned employers in for-profit and public sector organisations, Neha founded the workplace atelier, an innovative space that focusses on providing HR services in change management bricolage. Neha Chatwani graduated in Psychology from the University of Vienna and holds a Doctorate in Business Administration from the Grenoble Ecole de Management. She is a published author in her field and a certified coach as well as change facilitator. 
http://www.theworkplaceatelier.com

 

16 -17 DEC 2019: PROTOCOL & BUSINESS ETIQUETTE

DAY 1, MONDAY, 16 December 2019, 9a.m. - 5 p.m.

Seminar: International Protocol

The workshop offers a first glimpse of the basics of  „International Protocol“, the art of conducting interaction between states and their politicians and diplomats as well as businesses.  Some guide lines will be provided of how to organise high-level events as well as how to look best after VIP delegations. 

About the Trainer:

Gudrun Hardiman-Pollross:
As a senior diplomat at the Austrian Ministry for Foreign Affairs I have been working in 10 different countries enabling me to gain a wide range of intercultural competence. Having worked for many  years in protocol and until recently as Chief of Protocol of the Austrian President, I really enjoy sharing my knowledge and experience about protocol and how to move confidently in international circles.

DAY 2, TUESDAY, 17 December 2019, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Seminar: International etiquette and intercultural empathy

The seminar includes the fundamental knowledge of international etiquette as well as insights into culture-related mentality differences. These are among the essential success factors in contact with business and negotiation partners and customers – both internationally and nationally.
The goals of the seminar are:

  • Participants know and apply the basic rules of international business etiquette.
  • Participants know the limits of the rules and exceptions in the international context. 
  • Participants know differences in mentality and behave accordingly.
  • Participants reflect on the impression they make on others, based on courtesy, manners and clothing.

About the Trainers:

International Courtesy Competence has been founded by Barbara Zehnder and Daniel Senn in 2013 with the aim of sharing our knowledge and skills in the international arena. We have 25 years on the diplomatic stage in Western and Eastern Europe, Asia, Africa, Australia, South and North America, more than 30 years in the hospitality business and 15 years in the field of etiquette, demeanour and VIP services. We convey courtesy competence based on our first-hand and long-standing international experience.

Please sign up here until 28 October 2019.

16-17 DEC 2019: SIMULATION DE NÉGOCIATION DANS LE CADRE D'UNE CONFÉRENCE INTERNATIONALE

16 et 17 DÉCEMBRE 2019, 9-17h; H7

Simulation de négociation dans le cadre d'une conférence internationale de type intergouvernemental fictive en langue française. Durant ces deux jours, les participant(e)s joueront le rôle de diplomates négociant l'adoption d’un projet de Protocole au Pacte des droits économiques, sociaux et culturels des Nations Unies.

Dans ce cadre ils/elles procéderont à l’élection de la présidence de la conférence, rédigeront les divers discours d’ouverture, interventions et amendements au projet de Protocole. Ils négocieront et adopteront ensemble ces amendements en débattant sur la question de l'élargissement de la compétence du comité chargé du contrôle du respect de ce Pacte et de la justiciabilité des droits économiques et sociaux. pour ce faire ils/elles siègeront soit en commission de travail soit en séance plénière. La conférence aboutira à l’adoption du texte final du projet de Protocole.

Ce cours-simulation permet de faire la connaissance du fonctionnement type d'une conférence internationale et des techniques de négociations internationales. Il a pour but l’entraînement à l’oral et à l’écrit de la langue soutenue et de la langue du débat, de l’acquisition de la phraséologie de la prise de parole et des négociations dans le contexte de conférences internationales ainsi que du lexique lié au thème de la conférence.

Cet exercice se déroule sur deux jours. Vous disposez d’un dossier documentaire (discours et règles de procédure, projet d’accord, plans de discours, fiches linguistiques, etc.) et d’exercices de langue. 
Vous êtes invités à vous impliquer au maximum dans la simulation, autrement dit de "jouer le jeu", de participer activement à toutes les activités de la simulation et d’être présents pendant toute la durée du séminaire. 
B2 est le niveau linguistique minimum requis  pour participer à la simulation.

ENSEIGNANTES

Isabelle Buffard est actuellement enseignante externe en droit international public à la Faculté de droit de l'Université de Vienne. Elle y enseigne depuis 1998 et y a été également chercheuse durant deux décennies, en tant que prae- puis post-doc. Elle a ensuite travaillé en tant qu'attachée de presse au service de communication de l'Ambassade de France en Autriche. Dans le cadre de sa longue expérience d’enseignement du droit international public et des relations internationales en langue française, elle a mis en place des cours innovateurs, combinant apprentissage juridique et acquisition et approfondissement du langage de spécialité par le biais de simulations.

Bernadette Couloumies-Friscic est la coordinatrice du département de français de l' École des Hautes Études Internationales de Vienne.

18-19 DEC 2019: PREPARING FOR JOB INTERVIEWS

PREPARING FOR JOB INTERVIEWS, 18-19 December 2019, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

In this workshop you will learn how to prepare a professional CV (résumé) according to the expectations of different roles at companies and sectors by comparing good and poor examples of CVs and cover letter. Learn dynamic action verbs and positive personality adjectives that can be used in written and spoken language to present the ‘best’ you. Find out the clichés to avoid and that interviewers hate to hear!  Train strategies for dealing with nerves and being more assertive by displaying confidence, energy and friendliness via non-verbal communication. 
On the second day we review your own CVs and cover letters and then we move on to the interview itself. What to prepare? What are the most common questions you can expect to be asked? What the interviewer’s ‘hidden agenda’?  What do they really want to find out about you? What is the best way to answer the question "What are your weaknesses?" or "Why are you the right person for the job?". Learn how to respond to difficult, tricky or unethical questions and even turn them into your advantage. The afternoon is dedicated to role-playing interview situations with peer and trainer feedback.

About the Trainer:

CV Fritz Mehl

Please sign up here until 28 October 2019.

18 DEC 2019: EVENT MANAGEMENT

EVENT MANAGEMENT: No need to stress out! How to organise and run events with a few simple Excel Sheets

WEDNESDAY, 18 December 2019, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

No fan of Excel sheets? This course might change your mind. In this one-day-course, entrepreneur und event organiser Katharina Moser shares her experience on how to best plan, prepare and run events from the beginning to the end - with the help of only a few simple Excel sheets. Always starting with the "Why?" she will guide you through all essential steps you need to take in order to run a successful event.

About the Trainer:

Katharina Moser is a sociopolitical entrepreneur with 15 years of experience in developing projects that aim to foster a positive European spirit. After her studies, she worked for the Austrian Foreign Ministry, the British Council London and the European Forum Alpbach, before, in 2015, she founded MOSAIK - a creative agency for European projects. Two of MOSAIK’s major projects are COME ON OVER! – a communication tool in the form of a card game playing with fun facts on European countries, and the one day event Routes – The European journey in your city that lets participants experience European countries in their own city (winner of the Austrian State Award for Europe 2017, European Citizens’ Prize 2017 and Innovation Award by Corps Touristique Austria 2017). Having organised, moderated and facilitated around 200 events in the past years, she not only develops own initiatives, but provides trainings and creativity workshops on how to develop interactive formats and creative events that engage people emotionally with European topics. Born in Salzburg, she lived in Madrid, Berlin and London and is now based in Vienna, Austria.

Please sign up here until 28 October 2019.

19 DEC 2019: INTERCULTURAL COMMUNICATION

INTERCULTURAL COMMUNICATION, 19 DECEMBER 2019, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

In this one-day seminar we experience through many practical exercises & tasks
- how we can deal constructively with intercultural challenges, perceive them as
opportunities and use them profitably.
- why initial euphoria quickly turns into frustration, how we deal with emerging
depression/aggression and how we finally settle in and feel comfortable in our new
environment in a sustainable and relaIxed way.
- how competence in intercultural communication can lead to transculturality and
what this has to do with dialogue and authenticity.

About the Trainers:

Karina Rey used to work as an actress, producer and editor for television and theater before managing an NGO in Cameroon. She has been a coach for intercultural commuication for many years and institutions and is lecturer at the University of Basel.

Stefan Rey has many years of management experience in the private-, NGO-, and foundation sector. He has been a coach for intercultural communication for some years and has a lot experience  with projects and teaching in the area of integration of refugees.

Please sign up here until 28 October 2019.

15 & 29 FEB: IT SKILLS - EXCEL BASIC AND ADVANCED

February 2019, COMPUTERZENTRUM PALLUCH, ESTERHÁZYGASSE 4, 1060 WIEN

Sat, 15 February 2020, 1:15-5:15 pm: Microsoft Excel basics

Sat, 29 February 2020, 1:15-5:15 pm: Microsoft Excel advanced

Please sign up here until 9 February 2020.

Please note: You will be informed on 10 February whether you have a spot for this workshop.

22 FEB 2020: PREP COURSE FOR EPSO COMPETITIONS

SATURDAY, 22 FEBRUARY 2020, 9 AM - 4 PM, H2

This workshop prepares students for participating in open competitions organised by the European Union's European Personnel Selection Office (EPSO).

THE TRAINER

DA alumnus Nicolae Stefanuta is a member of the European Parliament. Before that he was a European Union official working in the area of transatlantic relations for the European Parliament's delegation for relations with the United States. He has been working with the European Union since 2007 in various public policy areas, including budget and agriculture policy. He is a graduate of the Georgetown University McCourt School of Public Policy, where he obtained a Master of Policy Management degree. He holds a Bachelor's degree in Economics and a Master's in Advanced International Studies from the Diplomatische Akademie Wien - Vienna School of International Studies as well as a Master's in European Studies from the University of Vienna. Among his areas of professional and research interest are: policy optimisation, in particular through the use of quantitative methods, data and statistics; information technology and innovation; coaching and motivation management. He comes from Sibiu, Romania and considers Austria a second home, being a former DA student and Mozart enthusiast.

SKILLS TRAININGS IN THE WEEK OF 30 MARCH HAD TO BE CANCELLED

Cannot take place due to the current Coronavirus precaution measures.

Thank you for your understanding.

30 MAR: INFLUENTIAL SPEAKING WORKSHOP - SPEAK TO LEAD

SPEAK TO LEAD, 30 MARCH 2020, 9 A.M. - 5 P.M., H5

THE POWER OF INFLUENTIAL SPEAKING

  • Information vs influence and change - “Speak to lead”
  • Beyond communications skills: emotional intelligence
  • Influential speaking as a tool for personal and professional growth 
  • Your “WHY”
  • What makes a good speech

Participants will get a higher sense of purpose that will motivate them to master the art of speaking to achieve broader and higher objectives and to get results as leaders.

THE TRAINER

Florence Le Clézio

Please sign up here until 15 March 2020.

 

 

 

 

30-31 MAR 2020: HUMANITARIAN CRISIS MANAGEMENT

HUMANITARIAN CRISIS MANAGEMENT, 30-31 MARCH 2020, 9 A.M. - 5 P.M., H2

While it is often recognized how essential it is to improve coordination between the armed forces and international humanitarian organizations, establishing communication and trust between them remains a formidable challenge. With the increasing scale and magnitude of disasters and humanitarian emergencies, the need for proper guidelines for coordinating and collaborating with domestic, foreign military and civil defence assets has never been greater.
This workshop will be participatory, engaging and dynamic. It will combine discussion, presentations, simulations, case studies and analysis.

The workshop will provide the participants with the ability to:

  • Identify and navigate the complexity of the 360° operational and ethical nature of peacekeeping crisis mitigation and routine operations.
  • Explain clearly the concept of civil-military collaboration and coordination.
  • Distinguish the roles of the main actors in the crisis arena: civilian, military, international aid and other organizations.
  • Describe the tensions between international humanitarian law and military collaboration.
  • Appreciate the importance of creating situational awareness in day to day operations between the stakeholders in the crisis arena.

ABOUT THE TRAINER

Daniel Beaudoin (Lt. Col. Ret., PhD)
Daniel Beaudoin has over a decade of field experience in coordinating and facilitating humanitarian aid operations alongside military operations in crisis arenas. Daniel teaches at Tel Aviv University, and at the Diplofoundation, and conducts workshops on humanitarian diplomacy, the politics of international humanitarian aid organizations, human rights, and conflict resolution.

Please sign up here until 15 March 2020.

31 MAR-1 APR 2020: PUBLIC DIPLOMACY AND CRISIS COMMUNICATION

PUBLIC DIPLOMACY & CRISIS COMMUNICATION, 31 MARCH & 1 APRIL 2019, 9 A.M. - 5 P.M., H5

The course “Public Diplomacy & Crisis Communication” covers the interactions between
governments and countries in the international system, influenced by such factors as the
democratization of diplomacy, globalization, the omnipresence of offline, online, and social media,
communication psychology, as well as an increasing number of political and humanitarian crises.
Participants will be equipped with tools to better understand the role of public diplomacy and
employ innovative new mechanisms for improving the image and impact of their country in the
world. The practice-oriented course also provides awareness training and understanding in
communication psychology as basis for successful Public Diplomacy. It allows participants to
immediately apply the newly gained knowledge to real life international situations.

Syllabus

THE TRAINER

DA alumna Gerlinde Manz-Christ (DLG 21, 1984-86) studied law and interpreting for English and Spanish at the University of Innsbruck. This was followed by studies at the Diplomatische Akademie Wien - Vienna School of International Studies, the Escuela Diplomática of Madrid and the University of Oslo. In addition, she was awarded an Executive Master of Business Administration by the Technical University of Munich in 2008. Ms Manz-Christ had been an Austrian diplomat for more than a decade before becoming the spokesperson of the government of Liechtenstein. Nowadays, she holds a broad variety of seminars and workshops.

More information on Gerlinde Manz-Christ

Please sign up here until 15 March 2020.

1-2 APR 2020: COMMUNICATION AND RHETORIC

COMMUNICATION AND RHETORIC, 1-2 APRIL 2020, 9 A.M. - 5 P.M., H2

In this workshop you will learn about the mechanics of communication and how it is applied in all aspects of day-to-day life. Find out your own communication strengths, enhance them and identify room for improvement. Understand how the works of Paul Watzlawick and Friedemann Schulz von Thun help us to become better communicators and train the essentials of non-verbal communication such as body language, facial expressions and hand gestures.
Learn to use dynamic language and rhetorical devices passed down from the ancient Greeks so you can speak with authority and charisma in front of an audience. Analyse speeches from the experts, great speakers past and present, and how they are able to communicate with power and persuasion. Practice new techniques in role-plays and with your own prepared and impromptu speeches receiving trainer and peer feedback, also via video analysis, all along the way.

ABOUT THE TRAINER:

CV Mark Heather

Please sign up here until 15 March 2020.

 

3 APR 2020: THE SOUND OF LEADERSHIP

FRIDAY, 3 APRIL 2020, 9 A.M. - 5 P.M., MUSIKZIMMER

The Sound of Leadership
Florian Schönwiese

There is no other discipline in which the art of leading has been developed, taught and driven to perfection in such a consistent way as in a symphony orchestra. For centuries musicians and conductors have been thriving for perfection and excellence, always aiming high to bring to life the vision of a piece of music.

As a true intermediary between classical music and the business world Florian Schönwiese shows his knowledge and observations in highly inspiring and vivid presentations, hands-on seminars and leadership-development programs to push leadership-skills and therefore team-performance and power of innovation to a new level of excellence incomparably fast!

The Pratobello-method – the core: leaders experience and develop their
leadership-skills by conducting professional musicians (it‘s not necessary to be
able to read music at all!).

The aims of this workshop are:

  • to offer new perspectives on leadership
  • to make successful leadership come alive not only intellectually, but also emotional and physical
  • to experience your personal leadership-style
  • to refine and train your skills through direct and clear feedback from the musicians (your „employees“)
  • to experience new ways of attitudes and values (trust e.g…)
  • to strengthen personal skills
  • to show new ways of effective leading
  • to stimulate new ideas and exchange
  • to leave an unforgettable, musical, „Austrian“ Impression

ABOUT THE TRAINER

Florian Schönwiese, orchestra musician, entrepreneur and leadership expert

http://schoenwiese.net/

Please sign up here until 15 March 2020.