Digital negotiations to transform ancient and develop modern places

Why this course?

Geodesignhub provides you with award-winning, innovative, technological method to manage location focused projects for your organization. Most modern projects have varied stakeholders, complex often insurmountable challenges to overcome. In many cases there is little co-ordination or agreement between stakeholders and you have to spend a lot of time in communication and getting to agreements.

Do you find dealing with the politics of an organization both internally and externally challenging? Do you find the lack of trust between the project stakeholders difficult to navigate? Geodesignhub provides a negotiation mechanisms to overcome these issues and your increase influence, trust and move your projects forward.

The technology is easy to understand, requires no specialized training and works with your data. We help you with guidance and cusotmiztion per your proejct requirements and context and your desired outcomes. Deploying these methods enables you to move from un-organization, delay, re-work for your project, de-risk it and move forward in a digital first negotiation method.

Digital Planning for your projects

Geodesignhub provides technology for "facilitated negotiations" between stakeholders where there is conflict and disagreement over a course of action. These negotiations are aimed at the development of consensus and agreements. After this course, you will learn about digital tools that are available for enabling Digital Negotiations using Geodesignhub. Management of our lands, rivers and seas is a increasingly contentious problem and one that necessitates negotiations. Facilitating these negotiations is a important skill that is increasingly in demand. Mediation is about working with people to understand their position and develop their powers of negotiating and achieve outcomes where everyone wins.

Negotiations in planning and decision making are not new; they have been used since time immemorial to develop compromise and move projects forward. However, in Geodesignhub these negotiations happen with supporting digital tools and a digital first method and using simple diagrams to communicate ideas. The introduction of new digital technology leads to new outcomes and decisions.

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After Completing the course, you will be able to:

  • Understand: How digital technologies can support place focused negotiations. In this context, you will understand how to handle conflict and generate agreement and consensus to move the project forward. You will understand the digital tools that are available within Geodesignhub in a hands-on fashion.
  • Learn: In this course, the participants will get a flavor of a new type of digital negotiations using two tools: Geosurveys and They will be introduced to a systematic method to create and analyze alternative futures for a place and enables people from different disciplines and trainings to come together and negotiate over these ideas to develop consensus.
  • Develop: Developing the project management capacity of your organization is crucial in the age of "doing more with less". The problem spans many actors and stakeholders: government, private institutions, citizens. It is crucial to find a way to become more efficient and develop support mechanisms. The participants will see how digital technologies can support the development of management function within their organizations.


Your Instructor

Dr. Hrishikesh Ballal
Dr. Hrishikesh Ballal

Hrishikesh Ballal has a Mechanical Engineering background and a PhD in Geodesign. He is the Founder of and Managing Director of Geodesignhub and has experience in organizing and conducting 200+ geodesign projects using Geodesignhub over the past five years. You can find out more about him at

Course Curriculum

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Frequently Asked Questions

Who is this course for?
Geodesignhub is aimed towards Project Managers, Program co-ordinators and Mid / Senior Management professionals involved in public administration or management of complex place focused projects. Geodesignhub is a communications platform to run negotiation meetings for your project. It is used in the context of infrastructure investments, tourism, environmental management, citizen enagagement, public policy development etc. The techniques and the technology will help you with moving projects forward rapid by streamlining communications, developing consensus, de-risking decisions and most importantly develop trust in you and your organization.
How will Geodesignhub benefit my career?
Geodesignhub presents a innovative, sophisticated, and powerful technology to generate consensus for your making decisions in your project. You will identify core issues for your projects fast, consequently you will develop strategies to mitigate risks especially with delivery timelines and deliverables. The negotiations will enable you to take control of your projects and help managing the stakeholder engagements, communication and most importantly help develop trust and influence in your organization. Embracing advanced technology will make you standout inside and outside your organization and help you move forward in your career.
How long do I have access to the course?
After enrolling, you have 3-month access to this course - across any and all devices you own.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund.
When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.