PASSIA SEMINARS 2008

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PASSIA Training Program
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PARTY
DEVELOPMENT


3-7 April 2008

 


 

Lecture Program
 
 

 

Lecture Program

 

 

DAY ONE: Thursday, 3 April 2008        

 

 

9.30-10.00         Welcoming Address / Opening Remarks

                        Dr. Mahdi Abdul Hadi, Head of PASSIA, Jerusalem

10.00-11.30       Introduction

      • Dr. Mahdi Abdul Hadi
        Definition of ‘party’ and ‘party system’
      • Formation of parties: what purposes/functions do they serve?
      • Parties vs. other political actors (e.g., social movements/interest groups, etc.).
      • Role of parties and their differences in democratic and non-democratic systems.
      • The role of political parties in emerging democracies.
      • Party systems and their origins (historical legacies, social cleavages, etc.)
      • Formation and establishment of opposition parties within the party system
      • Party System in Palestine - Historical Overview
      • Why do new parties form?
        Dr. George Giacaman, Director of Muwatin, Ramallah

 

Dr. George Giacaman

11.30-11.45       Break

 

11.45-13.15       Introduction, contd.

   Dr. George Giacaman

 

13.15-14.15       Lunch

 

 Baha Al-Bakri

14.15-16:00      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

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16.00-16.30       Break

 

 

Dr. Mahmoud Baidoun

16.30-18.00       Leadership Styles

(leadership types, various personalities, convincing others, leaving an impres­sion, understanding what makes a leader, motivating others, leadership in cultural and situational contexts, political leadership, leadership ethics)
Dr. Mahmoud Baidoun, Psychologist and Clinical Supervisor, Ramallah

 

 

20.00                Dinner

 


 

 

DAY TWO: Friday, 4 April 2008

 

 

Dr. Mahmoud Baidoun

9.15-10.45         Leadership Styles, contd.

                        Dr. Mahmoud Baidoun

 

10.45-11.00       Break

 

11.00-12.30       Leadership Styles, contd.

                        Dr. Mahmoud Baidoun

 

13.30-15.00       Lunch

 

15.00-16.15       Legal Basis and Constitutional Framework for Parties

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

 

16.15-16.30       Break

 

16.30-18.00       Party in Parliament 

                        Discussion with German Members of Parliament:

Siegmund Ehrmann, MP (SPD), Deputy Spokes­person of the Enquete-Commission “Culture in Ger­many”

Kerstin Griese, MP (SPD), Member of the Board of the SPD

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

Carola Reimann, MP (SPD), Member of the Health Committee

Andreas Weigel, MP (SPD), Member of the Disar­mament, Control of Armament and Non-Proliferation Committee

 

20.00                Dinner

 


 

Christian Lange
Siegmund Ehrmann
Kerstin Griese
Andreas Weigel,
Carola Reimann

 

 

DAY THREE:     Saturday, 5 April 2008

 

 

 

Dr. Varsen Aghabekian

9.15-10.15         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

 

10.15-11.15       Environmental scanning

      • Components
      • Tools-SWOT and 7 S analysis
      • Data collection methods

Dr. Varsen Aghabekian

 

11.15-11.30       Break

 

11.30-13.00       Environmental scanning (continued)

Dr. Varsen Aghabekian

 

13.00-14.00       Lunch

 

14.00-15.30       Environmental scanning (continued)

Dr. Varsen Aghabekian

 

15.30-15.45       Break

 

15.45-17.15       Visions and missions     

Dr. Varsen Aghabekian

 

17.15-17.30       Break

 

17.30-18.30       Strategy planning and implementation,

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Dr. Varsen Aghabekian

 

20.00                Dinner


 

 

DAY Four:       Sunday, 6 April 2008

 

 

9.15-10.45         Party Formation: History of Palestinian Political Parties

                        Dr. Mahdi Abdul Hadi, Chairman of PASSIA

 

10.45-11.00       Break

 

11.00-12.30       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

 

12.30-14.30       Lunch

 

Dr. Azmi Shuaibi

14.30-16.00       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

 

16.00-16.30       Break

 

16.30-18.00       Political Parties and the Citizenry, contd.

                        Dr. Azmi Shuaibi

 

20.00                Dinner

 


 

 

DAY FIVE:        Monday, 7 April 2008

 

 

Omar Barghouthi

9.15-10.45         Creating/influencing public opinion (with exercises)

Omar Barghouthi, Independent Political and Cultural Analyst

 

 

10.45-11.00       Break

11.00-12.15       Creating/influencing public opinion (contd.)

Omar Barghouthi

 

 

12.15-12.30       Break

 

 

Dr. Ziad Al-Asali

12.30-13.00       Wrap up and final discussion

 

 

13.15-14.15       Working Lunch “American Parties and the Presidential Elections”

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

 

 

For more information contact PASSIA at:
Tel: 02-298 8534 • Fax: 02-298 8534 • E-mail:www.passia.org