PASSIA Training Program - on

Party Development

April 3, 2008 - April 7, 2008
Jericho

Speakers

These people wil speak for you, so listen carefully!

Event Agenda

03 04 2008
9:30 a.m. - 10 a.m.

Welcoming Address / Opening Remarks

Dr. Mahdi Abdul Hadi, Head of PASSIA, Jerusalem -

Welcoming Address / Opening Remarks
10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Introduction

Dr. George Giacaman, Director of Muwatin, Ramallah -

Introduction
11:30 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.

Break

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Break
11:45 a.m. - 1:15 p.m.

Introduction, contd.

Dr. George Giacaman -

Introduction, contd.
1:15 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.

Lunch

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Lunch
2:15 p.m. - 4 p.m.

Legal and Constitutional Frameworks for Party Formation: Provisions and Rules Governing the Creation, Registration, Operation, Financing and Dissolution of Political Parties.

Baha Al-Bakri, former Senior Official at the Central Election Commission; Lecturer of Law, Birzeit University -

Legal and Constitutional Frameworks for Party Formation: Provisions and Rules Governing the Creation, Registration, Operation, Financing and Dissolution of Political Parties.
4 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Break

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Break
4:30 p.m. - 6 p.m.

Leadership Styles

Dr. Mahmoud Baidoun, Psychologist and Clinical Supervisor, Ramallah -

Leadership Styles
7 p.m. - 8 p.m.

Dinner

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Dinner
04 04 2008
9:15 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.

Leadership Styles, contd.

Dr. Mahmoud Baidoun -

Leadership Styles, contd.
10:45 a.m. - 11 a.m.

Break

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Break
11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Leadership Styles, contd.

Dr. Mahmoud Baidoun -

Leadership Styles, contd.
1:30 p.m. - 3 p.m.

Lunch

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Lunch
3 p.m. - 4:15 p.m.

Legal Basis and Constitutional Framework for Parties

Christian Lange, MP (SPD), Chairman of the SPD in the Federal State Baden Württemberg -

Legal Basis and Constitutional Framework for Parties
4:15 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Break

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Break
4:30 p.m. - 6 p.m.

Party in Parliament; Discussion with German Members of Parliament:

Siegmund Ehrmann; Kerstin Griese; Christian Lange; Carola Reimann; Andreas Weigel -

Party in Parliament; Discussion with German Members of Parliament:
7 p.m. - 8 p.m.

Dinner

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Dinner
05 04 2008
9:15 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.

Introduction; Strategic planning and strategic thinking; Importance and effectiveness of strategic planning; Stakeholders

Dr. Varsen Aghabekian, Director of Development and Projects, President’s Office, Ramallah -

Introduction; Strategic planning and strategic thinking; Importance and effectiveness of strategic planning; Stakeholders
10:15 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.

Environmental scanning; Components; Tools-SWOT and 7 S analysis; Data collection methods

Dr. Varsen Aghabekian -

Environmental scanning; Components; Tools-SWOT and 7 S analysis; Data collection methods
11:15 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Break

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Break
11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Environmental scanning (continued)

Dr. Varsen Aghabekian -

Environmental scanning (continued)
1 p.m. - 2 p.m.

Lunch

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Lunch
2 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Environmental scanning (continued)

Dr. Varsen Aghabekian -

Environmental scanning (continued)
3:30 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.

Break

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Break
3:45 p.m. - 5:15 p.m.

Visions and missions

Dr. Varsen Aghabekian -

Visions and missions
5:15 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Break

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Break
5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.

Strategy planning and implementation

Dr. Varsen Aghabekian -

Strategy planning and implementation
6:30 p.m. - 8 p.m.

Dinner

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Dinner
06 04 2008
9:15 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.

Party Formation: History of Palestinian Political Parties

Dr. Mahdi Abdul Hadi, Chairman of PASSIA -

Party Formation: History of Palestinian Political Parties
10:45 a.m. - 11 a.m.

Break

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Break
11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Concept of Leadership (Why political leadership is important; what makes a leader; leadership and vision; Challenges and Opportunities for the Next Generation of Leaders)

Dr. Mahdi Abdul Hadi, Chairman of PASSIA -

Concept of Leadership (Why political leadership is important; what makes a leader; leadership and vision; Challenges and Opportunities for the Next Generation of Leaders)
12:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Lunch

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Lunch
2:30 p.m. - 4 p.m.

Political Parties and the Citizenry (Why political parties are an important element in a democ­racy; how parties gain or lose credibility; how political parties can respond more effectively to the citizens concerns)

Dr. Azmi Shuaibi, General Coordinator for the Coalition for Accountability and Integration, Ramallah -

Political Parties and the Citizenry (Why political parties are an important element in a democ­racy; how parties gain or lose credibility; how political parties can respond more effectively to the citizens concerns)
4 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Break

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Break
4:30 p.m. - 6 p.m.

Political Parties and the Citizenry, contd.

Dr. Azmi Shuaibi -

Political Parties and the Citizenry, contd.
6 p.m. - 8 p.m.

Dinner

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Dinner
07 04 2008
9:15 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.

Creating/influencing public opinion (with exercises)

Omar Barghouthi, Independent Political and Cultural Analyst -

Creating/influencing public opinion (with exercises)
10:45 a.m. - 11 a.m.

Break

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Break
11 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.

Creating/influencing public opinion (contd.)

Omar Barghouthi -

Creating/influencing public opinion (contd.)
12:15 p.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Break

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Break
12:30 p.m. - 1 p.m.

Wrap up and final discussion

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Wrap up and final discussion
1:15 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.

Working Lunch “American Parties and the Presidential Elections”

Dr. Ziad Al-Asali, President of the American Task Force for Palestine, Washington, DC -

Working Lunch “American Parties and the Presidential Elections”