What is New Dialogues?

The CEDR New Dialogues programme is a unique opportunity for young and emerging leaders from a range of backgrounds and industries to develop the latest conflict management, negotiation, communication, and leadership skills, with a free course brought to you by CEDR’s internationally recognised experts. This programme is offered by the CEDR Foundation as part of our commitment to helping the next generation of young professionals to develop a practical and progressive skillset. 

Participants will enjoy advanced training and support in the essential skills required to facilitate dialogue effectively, and to manage contentious conversations. These skills are essential for today’s leaders, both to resolve conflict and to bring teams together. 

The core element of the programme is a skills training course on Friday 25th October, delivered by CEDR and kindly hosted by leading law firm, Allen & Overy, London. Participants are invited to become part of a CEDR-supported network of alumni who will be offered further events and mentoring support on an ongoing basis.

The New Dialogues programme is open to young future leaders from all walks of life. Previous participants have been leaders in their business, community and voluntary organisations, and the law, and range from students to young professionals. If you’re 30 or under and your role involves managing teams or leading a project or organisation, New Dialogues will provide you with the skills needed to approach conflict, identify the core issues and resolve any disputes with confidence. 

  • In terms of experience, we are not looking for people who are the finished article, but we would expect to see some evidence of leadership potential and/or early progress towards a leadership position.
  • As this programme is likely to be over-subscribed, admission will be based on an assessment by CEDR of each application. 

As well as learning and practising new skills, and receiving feedback and coaching from CEDR’s experienced practitioners, you will have the opportunity to meet and share experiences with fellow young leaders drawn from a diverse range of backgrounds.  

Free, although participants will be required to pay for their own expenses.

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