Trust, Diplomacy and Conflict Transformation

13th - 17th April 2015 

Trust, Diplomacy and Conflict Transformation is a unique five day training programme offered by the ICCS. It provides participants with the opportunity to learn about different approaches to the developing field of trust-building in International Relations and to better understand how wrestle with the dilemmas of trust/mistrust in practical negotiating settings.

This programme involves lectures delivered by internationally renowned academics and practitioners who have a wealth of experience of mediation and negotiation in deeply adversarial settings. We equip participants with core mediation and communication skills through two days of intensive training in conjunction with the Birmingham-based NGO Responding to Conflict, a professional organisation actively engaged in conflict resolution efforts.

Guest speakers this year include Nigel Inkster, the former Assistant Chief of MI6 and Rob Dixon, UK Deputy Ambassador to Israel.

Our experts discuss the benefits of ICCS training

See what participants say about our programme 

The 2015 programme

Find out more about what our programme entails, including a day-by-day guide.

The experts

The experts

Our programme is taught by a variety of experts from both academic and practitioner backgrounds.

Fees and registration

Fees and registration

Fees, discounts and booking information, including a link to our virtual e-shop.

Bursary information

Click here to see information on financial assistance and support for the programme



Find out about our state-of-the-art facilities on Campus, as well as a guide to the city of Birmingham

Reviews of the programme

A number of former participants share their views on the training programme