Incorporation of the NISPAcee Training Programme "How to be a better Policy Advisor” into the Core Curricula of Educational and Training Institutions
NISPAcee is offering a new opportunity for selected educational and training institutions - to incorporate the NISPAcee training programme "How to be a better Policy Advisor” in the appropriate teaching or training curricula / programme.
The training programme "How to be a better Policy Advisor” was developed and tested within the "Building Advisory Capacities” project supported by the UNDP RBEC Regional Support Centre (2001 – 2004).
Based on the outcomes of this project, NISPAcee has put together the following:
- 3.5 days‘ training programme "How to be a better Policy Advisor";
- A pool of trainers from different countries from the NISPAcee region (Bulgaria, Hungary, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Lithuania, Romania, Slovakia, Ukraine and Uzbekistan);
- Manual for Advisors "How to be a better Policy Advisor” in both English and Russian languages;
- Manual for Trainers "How to be a better Policy Advisor” in both English and Russian languages.
The advisory training course is focused on fostering the successful implementation of public administration reforms throughout the region, through the development of the indigenous advisory capacities of educational and research institutes.
The course is designed for those academics working in the field of public administration, who are interested in participating in policy advice delivery to their governments and who would like to improve their skills in this area. The course is designed for those who are beginning, or who are planning to be involved, in policy planning and giving advice to their governments.
To implement and utilise the project outcomes for more sustainable utilisation of the project and for wider application in praxis within the programmes of NISPAcee member institutions, or other relevant institutions from the region covered by NISPAcee.
Relevant educational and training institutions are welcome to apply for the incorporation of the training programme "How to be a better Policy Advisor” into the appropriate teaching curricula or training programmes. NISPAcee can provide selected institutions with a list of experienced trainers, a manual for advisors and a manual for trainers together with the copyright to translate the training materials into the local language.
All costs pertaining to the process of incorporating this training programme into the appropriate teaching curricula or training programmes must be covered by the implementing institution. NISPAcee, unfortunately, cannot provide any financial support to the selected institutions.
To date NISPAcee has received 37 applications from partner institutions in the region to incorporate the training programme in their core curriculum and to deliver it on a regular basis.
The following institutions have already begun preparations for the pilot training course to take place in the coming months in their region:
- Bialystok School of Public Administration, Poland
- The Regional Training Centre for Local Public Administration Craiova, Romania
- LEADERS Romania
How to apply
If your institution is interested in incorporating the training programme "How to be a better Policy Advisor” in your teaching curricula or training programme, please submit your application form (.doc) to the NISPAcee Secretariat by e-mail.
Only educational and training institutions from Central and Eastern Europe (including all countries covered by NISPAcee from the Russian Federation, Caucasus and Central Asia) are eligible to apply.