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About Aldo Civico

In the late summer of 2003, in a high-security prison of Colombia, Aldo Civico met with a top leader of the National Liberation Army (ELN) guerrilla. That first conversation turned into a series of encounters that eventually brought Aldo to become a facilitator of ceasefire negotiations between the Colombia government and the guerrilla. Shuttling between Colombia, Cuba and Washington D.C., Aldo used a variety of sophisticated skills in order to perform under incredible stress, to build trust with ...

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THE ART OF NEGOTIATION FOR PEAK LEADERSHIP PERFORMANCE

In the complex and complicated reality, we live in, effective leadership is no more about having all the answers to all the problems. Rather, leadership today is the capacity to facilitate conversations and ...

HOW TO DEAL WITH YOUR “DOMESTIC TERRORIST”: YOUR TEENAGE CHILD

(For parents and teachers) In this program, Aldo Civico teaches parents and teachers the hidden mechanisms of resolution and how to regain control over rebellious teenage kids. Adolescence is a challenging ...

LIVING YOUR DREAM. CREATING YOUR LIFE

(For Universities and Colleges) Dare to live for a great idea. Have the courage to dream big and to create your own life. Because in our complex and uncertain times, it is those who understand what the ...

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The Para-State by Aldo Civico
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In the field of conflict resolution and peace building, I think he is one of the most innovative thinkers and practitioners... His stories are compelling and insightful..

Senator George Mitchell - Former U.S. Special Envoy to the Middle East

Professor Aldo Civico is a presenter with a great impact on the audience. He combines deep and rigorous knowledge on unconventional and most important issues with an always creative focus. His lectures are a guarantee of valuable learning.

Bernardo Kliksberg - Special Advisor to the Bureau for Policy Development of the United Nations Development Program.

Listening to Aldo is both moving and inspiring: the individuals ability to relate to what is being said is a motivator to take action- how ever small or large.

Josie Lianna Kay - United Nations consultant.

Dr. Aldo Civico understands the intricacies of resolving conflict and building peace not just with the critical eyes of an accomplished professor, but also with the calloused hands of a seasoned practitioner.

Adam Levy - MA Candidate at Harvard University

. . . he came to share his experiences of dealing with mafia, guerrillas, and paramilitaries. . . . he managed to apply deep insights not only applying complex theoretical notions, but also making them accessible to his audience as well.

Rainer Gude - United Nations: representative for Initiatives of Change International

Aldo, you are a prize speaker. You talk about listening to stories and you are a consummate storyteller. This morning’s presentation was wonderful. Thank you so much for joining us and sharing your reflections on building rapport and finding your way through a conflict by listening to those who are in the midst of it. Step by step, we may go a long way.

Dr. Julia - Jay College
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Secrets of a Negotiator

Whether you are dealing with a grumpy teenager, putting up with a boss who makes your life miserable, or engaging with a difficult person in another context, knowing some of the techniques employed by successful negotiators ...

3 Powerful Conflict-Resolution Strategies From an Antiterrorism Leader

"Every business person eventually runs into conflict. What you do next determines whether you advance forward or fall back. Aldo Civico is a 25-year international conflict ...