Trust, Diplomacy and Conflict Transformation

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 practitioners 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 also 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. Participants will undertake negotiation and mediation role-plays where they will have an opportunity to test the skills that they have acquired.

Our 2015 training programme is currently under preparation; please see our successful 2014 programme as an illustrative example

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.


facilities on campus

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

The 2014 programme

Click here to see information on the previous training programme organised by the ICCS

Responding To Conflict

Learn more about out partner organisation, Responding to Conflict (RTC)

Reviews of the programme

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