Effective Communication Skills Workshop

Effective communication is one of the key skills for the success in any organization, especially in international environment! Effective communicational skills will help you to have your voice heard, to build good relationships with colleagues and partners.

We invite you to join the training course on Effective Communication. The course will allow you to develop your communicational skills and be more effective communicating with other people.

During the course you will learn how to build the build arguments, what are the rules of strong argumentation. You will develop your skills of effective communication in discussions.

Effective communication is the key for effective partnership with other organizations. The course will allow you to develop your communicational skills and be able easier finding partners for new projects.

The training course on Effective Communication will allow you to develop your communicational skills and to build the discussions in effective manner. You will learn how to find the arguments in order to win the debates and lead the groups.

Nowadays, in the époque of globalization understanding of cultural sensitivity in communication is very important. A part of the course will be dedicated to the topic of intercultural communication – how to build the dialogue with people from different countries; what do you need to know communicating with people from other cultures; how to work effectively with foreign partners. The course will allow to develop skills of intercultural communication and become more effective communicating with partners from other countries.The training course consist on various blocks which will be dedicated to the topics mentioned above as well as some other topics related to the effective communication. The course is designed on the courses on effective communication taught in business schools and adjusted to be relevant and useful for youth workers.

The course is designed for professionals who want to improve their communicational skills within the organization as well as with external partners. We encourage young trainers to join the training which will help you to find the ways on how to develop yourself as a trainer.

Information about the program of the course.

The participants are expected to arrive on Sunday. There are no activities planned on that day so in case you arrive early – you are welcome to plan some sightseeing in Moscow or any other program.

From Monday to Friday the participants will have the sessions. The sessions will be dedicated to various aspects of effective communication.

The participants will learn how to build arguments. What are the key aspects for a strong argument in the discussion? How to win the debate? The participants will learn some basic rules on how to build strong argumentation in the discussion.

Some of the sessions will be dedicated to public speaking – how to get the attention of the audience while giving a speech. Participants will learn techniques on how to build the speech to bring the message in the most effective way.

Participants will be introduced to common mistakes during the professional communication – what are the common mistakes and how to avoid them.

Intercultural communication is an important topic in today’s globalizing world. Some sessions will be dedicated on learning more about intercultural communication – how to build successful relations with your international colleagues and partners. Intercultural sensitivity is a necessary quality for the leader of future. The course will help you to understand better intercultural differences and similarities and being able to build effective relations.

Effective communication within a  group is often key for the success of the project! Participants will develop their skills of group work and communication within a group.

How to build the professional relationships with partners? The course will help you to improve your skills of communication with partners.

Some sessions will be dedicated to the leadership – how to develop leadership skills and become a leader.

Participants will be offered a test to determine own characteristics in order to understand better own strengthen and weaknesses.

The methods used during the event will include the lectures, role plays, self-reflection and various exercises done in groups and individually.

There are no activities planned on Saturday. This is the free day that we provide for sightseeing in Moscow for those who are interested to visit touristy places in Moscow or to do something else in the city. So we do not plan anything for that day and you are free to make any plans you want. Of course you can also just leave and travel home on Saturday if you are not interested in sightseeing or have other plans. The accommodation is provided till Sunday.

Sunday is the departure day (unless you decide to leave on Saturday). There are no activities planned for that day. Transfer to the airport will be provided for all participants.


The accommodation during the event will be provided in a unique location – a modern comfortable training center. Participants will sleep and have sessions at the same building! The training center is located in the south of Moscow (so called New Moscow area).

The training center consists on 8 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms and a large common room for the sessions. In addition to the standard facilities the training center is equipped with Jacuzzi that can be used by participants, the fire place where participants can gather in the evenings together, terrace and other facilities which will make the stay comfortable.

The training center in New Moscow is not just a building! It was constructed with the intention to give participants the feeling of the community together! To facilitate informal contacts among participants outside of the sessions. To activate the creativity

Fully equipped kitchen and the place for BBQing are also available for the participants.

In case of the good weather the outside area can be used by participants as well.

The stay at the training center in New Moscow provides unique experience enhancing the learning process!


The fee for the course is 490 euro. The fee includes:

  • The program of the course (including all necessary study materials)
  • The accommodation (in the comfortable training center in Moscow)
  • Meals (breakfast, lunch, dinner and coffee-breaks)
  • Transfer
  • Visa invitation (which you will need to bring to the Russian Consulate in order to apply for a visa)

Unfortunately we are not able to provide any scholarships.


In order to apply for the program – please send an email to the following address – netherlandsinstitute@gmail.com

Please indicate the following information in the text of the email:

  • Full name
  • Nationality
  • Date of birth
  • Telephone number
  • Title of the course you are applying for
  • The reasons why you would like to join the course and the expectations you have from the course

We do not have any age or geographical limits for the applicants. Person of any age from any country is welcome to apply for the course.


Nationals of the most of the countries need a visa to enter to Russia. If you are not sure if you need a visa or not – please send us an email letting us know which nationality you have and we will be happy to advice you if you need a visa or not.

If you need a visa – we will send you a visa invitation. Please note visa invitation is not a visa. With the visa invitation which you will receive from us, you will still need to go to the Russian Consulate and apply for a visa.
Together with the visa invitation you will need to bring to the Consulate some other documents (usually these includes passport, passport size photo, filled application form, in some cases – insurance, proof of finances and other documents depending on the country where you are applying for a visa). We recommend you to check the website of the Russian Consulate to see the full list of documents you need to present.

Usually it takes about 1-2 weeks to receive a visa at the Consulate after the moment you have submitted your visa application. In most of cases before submitting the visa application you need to make an appointment. Some times you can only make an appointment 1-2 months in advance. That is why we recommend you to contact the closest Russian Consulate as soon as possible to make an appointment for a visa.

Visa fee varies depending on the country where you apply. For EU citizens in most of cases the visa can be done free of charge. For non-EU citizens the visa fee is 35 or 60 euro (depending on the country where you apply for a visa). Those are the fees if you apply directly at the Consulate. In most of countries you can apply directly to the Consulate but you also have a choice to apply for a visa to the Visa Center of the Consulate, Visa Center, Travel Agency or to another organization. If you are applying through any of those organizations (e.g. anywhere except the Consulate itself) there might be extra charges.

We recommend you to apply for a visa as soon as possible. And of course – in case of any questions on any stage of visa application we will be more than happy to assist!


In case of any questions regarding the course – feel free to send us an E-mail – or call us +31 30 879 50 55