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Professional Certificate In Strategic Education Planning

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Three places remaining for the professionally accredited, four-day training programme – the Professional Certificate in Strategic Education Planning taking place via Zoom from the 24th – 26th October 2022.

The Institute of Leadership and Management (ILM) has approved this training course. ILM combines years of research, knowledge and innovation to champion the leadership agenda for all and since 1947 they have carried out extensive research into the knowledge, skills, attitudes, behaviours and values of great leadership

A comprehensive analysis of the mechanisms behind strategic education planning will be provided, with subjects to be discussed including:

  • Education, economic growth and social development
  • International policy and education: the post-2015 education and development agenda
  • Demography and enrolment forecasting for education planning
  • Efficiency concerns in an education system: value for money
  • Gender and education
  • Education in the margins: conflict, marginalised peoples and minorities

By the end of the course the delegates will be able to:

  • Understand the principles of developing, constructing and implementing strategic plans
  • Contribute to effective organisational change
  • Apply the key principles of education planning in their country or organisation
  • Assess and develop individual and institutional capacity
  • Analyse, enhance and evaluate performance
  • Better meet stakeholder needs 

To join this training please register online or contact  directly the International Centre for Parliamentary Studies.

Free Online Training Course on the European Convention on Human Rights

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The Council of Europe has launched an updated version of its free online “Introduction to the European Convention on Human Rights”, a 5-hour interactive training course aimed at legal professionals, public authorities, civil society and students.

“Europe has the strongest system of international human rights protection anywhere in the world, thanks to the European Convention on Human Rights. For the system to fulfil its potential, we need lawyers, judges, government officials, NGOs and other professionals across Europe to learn how it functions and to use that knowledge in their daily work,” said Council of Europe Secretary General Marija Pejčinović Burić.

The updated course is part of the Council of Europe’s extensive HELP programme of Human Rights Education for Legal Professionals.

It contains modules on the European Convention on Human Rights, the European Court of Human Rights and – for the first time – the execution of judgments from the Strasbourg court, which is essential in helping to raise human rights standards.

An initial version of the course was developed in 2016 and is now available in 17 different languages.

It has so far been followed by over 5,700 professionals and has also been included in training curricula at judiciary schools in various countries including Spain and the Republic of Moldova.

The updated course is now available in English, with several other language versions due to be released in the coming months.

The course has been partly produced with the financial support of the European Union, as part of the EU/Council of Europe “Horizontal Facility for the Western Balkans and Turkey II”.

The latest annual report on the execution of judgments from the European Court of Human Rights is due to be published on Wednesday 1 April.

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