PASSIA SEMINARS 2008

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PASSIA Training Program
on
PARTY
DEVELOPMENT


24-28 July 2008

 


 

 
 

 

Lecture Program

 

 

DAY ONE: Thursday, 24 July 2008

 

9.30-10.00
Welcoming Address / Opening Remarks
Dr. Mahdi Abdul Hadi, Head of PASSIA, Jerusalem
   
10.00-11.30
 Dr. Taleb Awad
Introduction
(Definition of ‘party’/‘party system’; why do new parties form? parties vs. other political actors; role of parties in democratic vs. non-democratic systems and in emerging democracies; party systems and their origins; establishment of opposition parties; party system in Palestine.)
Dr. Taleb Awad, Lecturer, Birzeit University.

   
11.30-11.45 Break
   
11.45-13.15
Introduction, contd.
Dr. Taleb Awad
   
13.15-14.15 Lunch
   
14.15-16:00

 Baha Al-Bakri

 

 

Party Legislation, Election System and Election Process in Palestine
Baha Al-Bakri, former Official at the Central Election Commission; Lecturer of Law, Birzeit University

 

 

   
16.00-16.30 Break
   
16.30-18.00 The 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, Head of PASSIA, Jerusalem
   
20.00 Dinner

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

DAY TWO: Friday, 25 July 2008

 

 

9.15-10.30

Omar Barghouthi
Creating/influencing public opinion (with exercises)
Omar Barghouthi, Independent Political and Cultural Analyst
   
10.30-10.45 Break
   
10.45-12.15

 

Creating/influencing public opinion, contd.
Omar Barghouthi

 

   
13.30-15.00

Lunch

 

 

   
15.00-16.15

Effective Campaigning
Putting together a campaign management team and allocating responsibility
Motivating / mobilizing members
Message development
Candidate recruitment and selection
Media relations
Communication with the electorate and voter outreach
Campaign funding and budgeting
Christian Kroning, Executive Director of the Social Democratic Party of Germany (SPD) in the state of Schleswig-Holstein

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Sven Zylla, Chief of Staff of the State Minister for Education and Women Affairs in Schleswig-Holstein

 

 

   
16.15-16.30 Break
   
16.30-18.00

Effective Campaigning (contd.)
Christian Kröning and Sven Zylla

   
20.00 Dinner
   

 

 

 

DAY THREE: Saturday, 26 July 2008

 

 

Developing an Effective Campaign - Strategic Planning
   
9.15-10.15
Dr. Varsen Aghabekian

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
Dr. Varsen Aghabekian

   
20.00 Dinner
   
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DAY FOUR: Sunday, 27 July 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
Dr. Mahmoud Baidoun
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
   
12.30-14.30

 

Lunch

   
14.30-16.00

Leadership Styles, contd.
Dr. Mahmoud Baidoun

   
16.00-16.30 Break
   
16.30-18.00 Leadership Styles, contd.
Dr. Mahmoud Baidoun
   
20.00 Dinner
   

 


 

 

DAY FIVE: Monday, 28 July 2008

 

 

9.15-10.45

 

Elections, Public Opinion, Parties and Voting Behavior
Jihad Harb, Researcher, Palestinian Center for Policy and Survey Research (PCPSR), Ramallah

 

   
10.45-11.00 Break
   
11.00-12.15
Loay Shabaneh

 

Poll-Watching, Poll Results and Policy-/Decision-Making
Loay Shabaneh, Director, Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics and Member of Fateh

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12.15-12.30 Break
   
12.30-13.00 Wrap up and final discussion – FES - PASSIA
   
13.15-14.15 Lunch
   

 

 

 

 

 

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