The Responsibility to protect and Amplification Strategy for Diplomatic Leaders
The session started by the introduction of Jelena who was for a long time the director for responsibility to protect in New York. The day’s session as introduced by Jelena was to cover the topic on demystifying what responsibility to protect is. Koffi Annan commissioned the report on International commission on intervention and state sovereignty and this report had three main aspects prevent, react and repeat. Jelena explained to her audience about the role of International community through United Nation to use appropriate diplomatic, humanitarian and other peaceful ways to protect people from war on humanity, crimes, genocide like the Rwandan genocide and ethnic cleansing.
During the last series of the workshop, the Amplification strategy for Diplomatic leaders was addressed by professor Carter who began by stating that the day’s session would start by discussing leadership that uplift others, helping others to shine which was important for the negotiation process. The audience was educated on ways to recognize the importance of self-awareness, understanding the shine theory for diplomatic leadership and the best ways for amplification and effective feedback.
Professor Carter allowed her team referred to as team Alex that comprised of experienced mediators to give their real life stories to explain the main goals of the day which was very engaging for the audience. Cultural intelligence was demonstrated where self-awareness is increased and is the basis of amplification where a leader ought to elevate other people and their ideas. An example was given about amplification in White House during Barrack Obama’s tenure. Female staff used amplification by giving credit to their fellow women during meetings and this forced the men to recognize women and that saw an increase in the number of female staff in the Oval office. At the end of the workshop, the audience appreciated the importance of amplification, self-awareness and effective feedback.