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.

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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:
    1 - 5 February 2016 (five evening sessions, 15:30 - 19:15).
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Drug Policy and Public Health
  • Annual programme.  Next offered:
    22 - 24 February 2016 (three full days, including an evening session). 
Intellectual Property, Diplomacy and Global Public Health
  • Next offering:  7-9 March, 2016
Global Health Diplomacy
Global Health Diplomacy
  • 13-17 June 2016
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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:  9-14 November 2015.  Learn more.
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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 (French version) 
  • Annual programme, also in English (see Global Health Diplomacy below)
    Next French programme:  Dakar, Sénégal (23-27 November)

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.