Short Programmes

These short, open enrolment executive programmes are designed as a practical infusion of professional development that broaden your exposure and offer a refresh on the most current issues in world affairs, to advance your skills or expertise in niche areas.  Welcoming participants from both Geneva and beyond, they offer opportunities for learning and networking with colleagues from various organisations and sectors.

These programmes do not require any assignments nor exams, although some short course programmes provide an options for earning ECTS credits through an additional take-home assignment.  Many provide a Certificate of Attendance for those who participate in the full training.

Programme length can vary, from 2-3 days to modules of 1-week each.

Global Health Diplomacy
Global Health Diplomacy


Executive Training on Business & Human Rights:  the UN Guiding Principles

  • 23 & 24 June 2016 (1.5 days)
    Open to senior executives and other business professionals involved in developing and implementing company policies, compliance or other initiatives of corporate responsibility within their companies.
    Registrations are Open on a rolling basis.  Learn more >

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Multilateralism on the Horizon
  • Next dates for 2016 to be announced soon
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Health Diplomacy and Humanitarian Space
  • Next dates for 2016 to be announced soon
Foreign Investment and Investment Protection
  • Dates for 2015-16 are to be announced soon
Gestion des fondations donatrices
  • 3 jours, en français, prochainement septembre 2016
Gestion Stratégique de Projets de Développement (Fr)
  • Three modules (2 days each) over six days:  7-12 November 2016.  Learn more.
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Leading in the Human Rights Council
  • Annual programme designed for Diplomats, NGO delegates and others engaged in the HRC.  Next offered:
    6 - 10 February 2017 (five evening sessions, 15:30 - 19:15).
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Trade, Diplomacy and Public Health

  • Three day programme, offered November 2015.  May be renewed for 2016.
    Learn more.
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Diplomatie et Santé
  • Organisée par le Global Health Centre (GHC) dirigé par le Pr Ilona Kickbusch en partenariat avec le Ministère des Affaires Etrangères de la République du Sénégal.   L'édition 2016 se tiendra du 5 au 9 décembre 2016 à Genève.  Learn more.
Intellectual Property, Diplomacy and Global Public Health
  • Next offering:  Spring 2017
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Drug Policy and Public Health
  • Annual programme.  Next offered:
    22 - 24 February 2016 (three full days, including an evening session).

In addition, customised programmes can be developed for groups of participants across a range of themes, formats and locations.  Executive Education regularly delivers short-course programmes for governments, international organisations, NGOs and international companies.