PASSIA Presents - a Special Training Program on

Party Development (Part One)

June 8, 2006 - June 12, 2006
Ramallah

Speakers

These people wil speak for you, so listen carefully!

Event Agenda

08 06 2006
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. Ali Jirbawi, Professor of Political Science, Birzeit University. -

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. Ali Jirbawi -

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

Lunch

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Lunch
2:15 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.

Party System in Palestine – A Historical Overview

Dr. George Giacaman, Director of Muwatin, Ramallah -

Party System in Palestine – A Historical Overview
09 06 2006
9:15 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.

Party Formation (I) § Social cleavages and their transformation into political cleavages/programs. § Why do new parties form? § Impact of the institutional and political environment on the formation of parties

Prof. Dr. Peter Loesche, Professor of Political Science at Göttingen University. -

Party Formation (I) § Social cleavages and their transformation into political cleavages/programs. § Why do new parties form? § Impact of the institutional and political environment on the formation of parties
10:45 a.m. - 11 a.m.

Break

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Break
11 a.m. - noon

Party Formation (II): Legal and constitutional frameworks § Provisions and rules governing the creation, registration, operation, financing and dissolution of political parties.

Ammar Dwaik, Chief Electoral Officer, Central Elections Commission -

Party Formation (II): Legal and constitutional frameworks § Provisions and rules governing the creation, registration, operation, financing and dissolution of political parties.
noon - 2:30 p.m.

Lunch

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

Party Formation (III): History of Palestinian political parties

Dr. Mahdi Abdul Hadi, Chairman of PASSIA -

Party Formation (III): History of Palestinian political parties
10 06 2006
9:15 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.

Institutional and Organizational Requirements of Parties (I)

Prof. Dr. Peter Loesche and Carsten Stender. -

Institutional and Organizational Requirements of Parties (I)
10:45 a.m. - 11 a.m.

Break

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

Leadership Styles (leadership types, various personalities, convincing others, leaving an impression, understanding what makes a leader. Motivating others, leadership in cultural and situational contexts, leadership ethics)

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

Leadership Styles (leadership types, various personalities, convincing others, leaving an impression, understanding what makes a leader. Motivating others, leadership in cultural and situational contexts, leadership ethics)
12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Lunch

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Lunch
1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Leadership Styles, contd.

Dr. Mahmoud Baidoun -

Leadership Styles, contd.
11 06 2006
9:15 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.

Institutional and Organizational Requirements of Parties (II)

Carsten Stender, Chief of Staff of the Secretary General of the SPD -

Institutional and Organizational Requirements of Parties (II)
10:45 a.m. - 11 a.m.

Break

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

Communication and Media Skills (Communication strategies and techniques; presentation skills; public speaking; selecting media-outlets and target audiences; interpersonal communication)

Shadi Othman, Civil Engineer, Master in Business Administration, Ramallah -

Communication and Media Skills (Communication strategies and techniques; presentation skills; public speaking; selecting media-outlets and target audiences; interpersonal communication)
12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Lunch

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Lunch
1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Communication and Media Skills, contd.

Shadi Othman -

Communication and Media Skills, contd.
12 06 2006
9:15 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

Intra-Party Politics; Issue and policy research; Development of party policies and strategies; Dealing with intraparty conflicts; Recruit candidates

Ghassan Khatib, Lecturer at Birzeit University and co-editor of Bitterlemons -

Intra-Party Politics; Issue and policy research; Development of party policies and strategies; Dealing with intraparty conflicts; Recruit candidates
10:30 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.

Break

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Break
10:45 a.m. - noon

Intra-Party Politics, contd.; Party financing / Fundraising / Financial Reporting

Iyad Masrouji, Vice-President, Jerusalem Pharmaceutical Company, Ramallah -

Intra-Party Politics, contd.; Party financing / Fundraising / Financial Reporting
noon - 1:30 p.m.

Lunch

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Lunch
1:30 p.m. - 3 p.m.

Discussion with local party practitioners

Qais Abdul Karim (Badil - Alternative), Bassam Salhi (PPP) and Hatem Abdul Qader (Fateh) -

Discussion with local party practitioners
3 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Evaluation of Part One of the Training Program

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Evaluation of Part One of the Training Program