The Charney Forum on New Diplomacy at the University of Haifa offers a variety of practical seminars and classes in the emerging field of New Diplomacy. Participants and graduates will receive upon completion an official University of Haifa Certificate of Completion of required academic curriculum.
In addition to our core classes, the forum’s programming is designed to fit the needs and specifications of all participants. The Charney Forum’s core areas of expertise are:
How to Market Nations & Cities
Globalization and hyper-connectivity created a highly competitive international arena. The competition is not limited to for-profit entities. It takes place between nations, cities, communities, ideas, movements, ideologies, concepts and organizations. Place branding has become a pillar of modern diplomacy. In this class participants will be given insights into the practice of place branding and learn how can a place improve its positioning and uniqueness vis a vis its competition. The case of Brand Israel will be prominently featured.
The Information Revolution
The Information Revolution is one of the most dramatic revolutions in history, marked by unprecedented levels of participation, content co-creation and accessibility to information. This massive exposure to information has already disrupted major industries. The core practice of diplomacy is perhaps the most disrupted field but scarcely researched or discussed. In this class participants will learn about how diplomacy, policy making and politics were all dramatically disrupted by this revolution. Classes will cover issues such as the history of classic diplomacy, the impact of the technological revolution on society and culture and the rise of new diplomacy.
Israel the “Can-Do Nation”
Israel is more than a “Startup Nation”. Israel is a world-class of creativity in all walks of life, not only in hi-tech.The creative spirit of its people is manifested in every realm; military, science, life-style and many more. The modern State of Israel represents a unique cultural, social and economic blend; a nation of problem-solvers that gave the world some of its most exciting solutions and inspirations. In this section, participants will explore the secret sauce: the unique characteristics that turned Israel into a world famous “Can-Do Nation.” An overview of the role of creative thinking in economy, politics, diplomacy and business will be shared with participants.
Geo-politics and International Relations
The Anti-Israel Movement:
Threats & Opportunities
Behavioral Science and New Diplomacy
Marketing and Communications
We also provide workshops in marketing and communications focusing on the areas mentioned below:
Digital literacy is the ability to use information and communication technologies to find, evaluate, create, and communicate information, requiring both cognitive and technical skills. In this workshop participants will learn how to find information, consume digital content, create digital content and lastly, communicate and share it.
Participants will be given practical tools to navigate the social media space by exploring all online communications channels dedicated to community-based input, interaction, content-sharing and collaboration. This space includes: websites, applications, forums, microblogging, social networking, social bookmarking, social curation, and wikis. In addition, participants will learn how to advocate and communicate using mainstream social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, Reddit, Pinterest, and Wikipedia.
No enterprise, organization or cause is immune to crisis. In order to prevent loss, discomfort, embarrassment and damage, a set of guidelines were developed to assist managers to manage crisis. In this workshop participants will learn what steps are necessary before crisis strikes. Participants will be trained how to prepare for crisis. Advanced planning is the key to success.
Creativity is a skill. Like any other muscle it needs to be flexed and exercised. In this workshop participants will learn a variety of techniques that will allow them to improve their ability to produce ideas, innovation and creativity. Participants will learn about the science of creativity, its basic principles and practices, how to overcome the fear of embarrassment or failure, how to formulate ideas, evaluate ideas, create prototypes, test, and turn ideas into action. Participants will be given tools to develop critical thinking skills, improvisation methods, problem-solving techniques and will earn how to foster creativity through collaboration.
Participants will be given practical tools to resolve conflicts and disputes of any type: national, territorial, personal, financial, political, or emotional. When a dispute arises, often the best course of action is negotiation and well though engagement to resolve the disagreement. In this workshop participants will be given practical tool to develop conflict resolution engagement tools
People negotiate routinely about all aspects of their lives. In this workshop participants will learn how to adopt a win-win approach to negotiations that nurtures positive and productive relationships toward achieving the desired outcome. In this hands-on workshop participants will be offered a step-by-step guide to effective negotiation, skill-building techniques and better understanding of human interaction.
This workshop will provide tools to explore the geography of the internet with emphasis on smart search and the ability to accurately assess credibility and reliability. Netnography, the mapping and navigation of the web, is key to for understanding of people’s behavior online as well as off-line. Today, users are increasingly active online, and valuable information about their opinions, experiences and behaviors can be retrieved.
This workshop will offer participants with a set of skills that will enable them to learn the basic terminology of social anthropology and how to understand people who come from different cultures. Participants will be able to improve their cross-cultural communications skills thus becoming better overall communicators.
Media is an integral part of our lives. In this workshop participants will be offered practical tools to improve their ability to communicate via various media platforms The workshop will focus on messaging design, confidence building, specific mediums (such as TV, print, radio and online media), understanding media, defining target audience, designing a pitch, the art of sound bite, interview techniques, dress code and dealing with hostility.
Half a day workshop - 8:30 am to 1:00 pm.
One day workshop - 8:30 am to 6:00 pm.
A 2 full days seminar - 8:30 am to 6:00 pm.
A 3 full days seminar - 8:30 am to 6:00 pm.
A week course, 5 full days - 9:00 am to 5 pm.
A 2 weeks course, 10 full days- 9:00 am to 5 pm.
A 3 weeks course, 15 full days- 9:00 am to 5 pm.