Skills Enhancement for Political Advisors (POLADs) 2020
This course provides an opportunity to sharpen skills and acquire knowledge through an intensive hands-on curriculum under the mentorship of expert educators.
Political advisors are instrumental in the decision-making processes of peace and security. Their effectiveness is of fundamental importance both on the ground and at an international level. Their duties require them to synthesise information rapidly, to develop a comprehensive understanding of the context and key issues at hand, and to convey that understanding and analysis to their institutions at varying levels, while building and nurturing meaningful relationships.
This course builds the skill sets and networks that political advisors need to carry out their work more efficiently and effectively. Substantive inputs are followed by group work on case studies, providing valuable learning opportunities through exchange between participants – all experienced professionals – and the course leaders.
A selection of the following focus areas will be covered:
- the role of the political advisor
- political and conflict analysis
- intelligence analysis
- working with the media
- effective communication
- political reporting
- peace mediation and mediation support
The course is part of a series of skills enhancement modules created by the GCSP for targeted audiences. Since 2012, more than 300 political advisors have developed their skill sets in GCSP courses tailored to their specific professional needs.
As a participant, you will:
- enhance the skill sets required to be an effective political advisor
- learn from the knowledge and experiences of experts and practitioners
- build an international network of political advisors
The course is designed for political advisors and political affairs officers working in government ministries international institutions diplomatic missions either in capitals or in the field those interested in becoming a political advisor.
The GCSP reserves the right to modify the programme dates, location and fee at any time.
Alumni qualify for a 20% discount.