PASSIA SEMINARS 2008

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PASSIA Training Program
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PARTY
DEVELOPMENT


20-24 October 2008

 


 
 

 

Lecture Program

 

 

DAY ONE: Monday, 20 October 2008

 

9.30-10.00 Welcoming Address / Opening Remarks
Dr. Mahdi Abdul Hadi, Head of PASSIA, Jerusalem
   
10.00-11.30

Introduction
Definition of ‘party’ and ‘party system’
Formation of parties: what purposes 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

Dr. Mohammed Dajani, Lecturer, Al-Quds University

   
11.30-11.45 Break
   
11.45-13.15 Introduction, contd.
Dr. Mohammed Dajani
   
13.15-14.15 Lunch
   
14.15-16:00

The Concept of Leadership (Why political leadership is important; what makes a leader; leadership & vision; challenges and opportunities for the next generation of leaders)
Dr. Mahdi Abdul Hadi, Chairman of PASSIA

   
16.00-16.30 Break
   
16.30-18.00 History of Palestinian Political Parties
Dr. Mahdi Abdul Hadi, Chairman of PASSIA
   
20.00 Dinner

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

DAY TWO: Tuesday, 21 October 2008

 

 

9.15-10.45

Communication Skills
Luna Shamieh, Lecturer, Birzeit University

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10.45-11.00 Break
   
11.00-12.30

Communication Skills, contd.
Luna Shamieh

   
12.30-13.30

Lunch

   
13.30-15.00

Communication Skills, contd.
Luna Shamieh

   
16.15-16.30 Break
   
16.30-18.00

Communication Skills, contd.
Luna Shamieh

   
20.00 Dinner
   

 

 

 

DAY THREE: Wednesday, 22 October 2008

 

 

Developing / Improving a Party Image - 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

 

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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
   
   

 

 

 

DAY FOUR: Thursday, 23 October 2008

 

 





9.15-10.45

 

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

 

   
10.45-11.00 Break
   
11.00-12.30 Leadership Styles, contd.
Dr. Mahmoud Baidoun
   
12.30-14.00 Lunch
   
14.00-15.30

Leadership Styles, contd.
Dr. Mahmoud Baidoun

   
15.30-16.00 Break
   
16.00-18.00
Knut Dethlefsen
The election before the election: gain the support of the delegates in the primaries/to the nominating convention, build a campaign organization (hiring staff, creating strategies, preparing a platform, raising funds), “sell oneself”
Knut Dethlefsen, Resident Representative of the Friedrich Ebert Foundation (FES), Jerusalem
   
20.00 Dinner
   

 

 

 

DAY FIVE: Friday, 24 October 2008

 

 

9.00-10.30

Media Relations (Dealing with/using TV and Radio)
Omar Nazzal, Director, Clackate for Media and Communications, Al-Bireh

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10.30-11.30 Media Relations. Contd.
Omar Nazzal
   
11.30-12.30

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:passia@passia.org