PASSIA Training Program - on

PARTY DEVELOPMENT

July 24, 2008 - July 28, 2008

Event Agenda

24 07 2008
9:30 a.m. - 10 a.m.

Welcoming Address / Opening Remarks

Dr. Mahdi Abdul Hadi, Head of PASSIA, Jerusalem - None

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

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 oppos

Dr. Taleb Awad, Lecturer, Birzeit University. - None

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 oppos
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. Taleb Awad - None

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

Lunch

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

Party Legislation, Election System and Election Process in Palestine

Baha Al-Bakri, former Official at the Central Election Commission; Lecturer of Law, Birzeit University - None

Party Legislation, Election System and Election Process in Palestine
4 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Break

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

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 - None

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)
7 p.m. - 8 p.m.

Dinner

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Dinner
25 07 2008
9:15 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

Creating/influencing public opinion (with exercises)

Omar Barghouthi, Independent Political and Cultural Analyst - None

Creating/influencing public opinion (with exercises)
10:30 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.

Break

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Break
10:45 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.

Creating/influencing public opinion, contd

Omar Barghouthi - None

Creating/influencing public opinion, contd
1:30 p.m. - 3 p.m.

Lunch

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

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 outrea

Christian Kroning, Executive Director of the Social Democratic Party of Germany (SPD) in the state of Schleswig-Holstein - None

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 outrea
4:15 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Break

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

Effective Campaigning (contd.)

Christian Kröning and Sven Zylla - None

Effective Campaigning (contd.)
7 p.m. - 8 p.m.

Dinner

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Dinner
26 07 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 - None

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 - None

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 - None

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 - None

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 - None

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 - None

Strategy planning and implementation
7 p.m. - 8 p.m.

Dinner

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Dinner
27 07 2008
9:15 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.

Party Formation: History of Palestinian Political Parties

Dr. Mahdi Abdul Hadi, Chairman of PASSIA - None

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.

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 - None

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)
12:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Lunch

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

Leadership Styles, contd.

Dr. Mahmoud Baidoun - None

Leadership Styles, contd.
4 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Break

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

Leadership Styles, contd.

Dr. Mahmoud Baidoun - None

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

Dinner

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Dinner
28 07 2008
9:15 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.

Elections, Public Opinion, Parties and Voting Behavior

Jihad Harb, Researcher, Palestinian Center for Policy and Survey Research (PCPSR), Ramallah - None

Elections, Public Opinion, Parties and Voting Behavior
10:45 a.m. - 11 a.m.

Break

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

Poll-Watching, Poll Results and Policy-/Decision-Making

Loay Shabaneh, Director, Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics and Member of Fateh - None

Poll-Watching, Poll Results and Policy-/Decision-Making
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

FES - PASSIA - None

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

Lunch

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Lunch