About the training
This workshop course is designed to develop skills that faculty in policy-focused universities and training institutions can use both to develop interactive and participant-centered teaching styles and to help faculty develop skills in case writing. The course is offered in partnership with the Leadership Academy for Development (LAD), a part of Stanford University’s Center on Democracy, Development and the Rule of Law (CDDRL), and The School of Public Management at Ukrainian Catholic University (SPM UCU).
Overview of program
The five-day program will focus on giving participants’ the knowledge, skills and abilities to draft case study course materials and effectively incorporate such materials into their lessons. The first several days of the program will emphasize case teaching, and participants will discuss several existing cases, examining what worked and what did not. Participants will discuss core teaching strategies including development of time management plans, whiteboard management plans, how to pose opening questions, “cold-calling” versus “warm calling,” and how to close a case-discussion class with “Take-Aways.”
In discussing case-writing, the course addresses issues such as how to decide on a case theme and learning objectives, what material should be included and left out (or relegated to appendices), and how to build participant engagement into the way a case is written. Later workshop sessions will include topics such as how to write multi-player simulation exercises that have students play roles of participants in the policy situation. At the conclusion of the program, participants will have an opportunity to present preliminary versions of their cases and get feedback from the entire group.
Pavlo Sheremeta, Director of the School of Public Management at Ukrainian Catholic University will lead a discussion among participants concerning the incorporation of case studies in the Ukrainian educational context.
Interested candidates should submit the following documents in English.
- Full Curriculum Vitae (CV).
- A Statement of Purpose.
- The list and an example of a published papers in English (research study, policy report, policy brief, policy memo, working paper, discussion paper, article in research journal, or book chapter).
Application form (Download).
Statement of Purpose should be a minimum of 500 words and should not exceed 1,000 words. In drafting your statement of purpose, please focus on the following points:
- Explain your motivation for applying to the workshop. (Why are you interested in applying to the “Case Teaching and Case Study Writing for Public Policy: Training the Trainers” workshop? How will your participation contribute to your individual and professional growth?)
- Explain how your educational and professional background relates to the workshop you are applying to. (What makes you a good candidate for this workshop? What have you accomplished in the past? What knowledge, skills, and experiences do you have that are relevant to this workshop?)
- What problems or issues would you like to examine in more depth? What would be a possible topic for your case study paper?)
Applications and inquiries should be sent to the following email address: email@example.com by July 15, 2016 with “Training the Trainers” in the email subject line. You will receive a confirmation of receipt within 24 hours following the submission of the application. Should you not receive a confirmation email, please contact us immediately by phone +380673039195 or by email addresses firstname.lastname@example.org.
The final decision will be made after a phone or Skype interview. A phone or Skype interview will be scheduled during the week of July 18 – 24 and participants will be notified of their selection by July 31.
Participants will be selected based on the following criteria:
- experience in the field of political science, economics, social science, or international economic relations;
- currently affiliated with an academic institution (policy-focused universities, research institutes, think tanks and training institutions);
- good command of English;
- strong analytical skills;
- strong teaching skills, with an openness to participant-centered learning approaches to teaching, and use of cases as
- classroom teaching tools;
- strong writing skills (in orderto be involved in case-writing);
- ability to work in teams.
The participant investment is 25,000 UAH (1,000 USD).
The Center for International Private Enterprise (CIPE), through the generous support of the National Endowment for Democracy (NED) will cover all participant costs for 20 Ukrainian participants on merit basis.
About the instructors
Francis Fukuyama is the Olivier Nomellini Senior Fellow at the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies (FSI) and the Mosbacher Director of FSI’s Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law (CDDRL). Dr. Fukuyama has written widely on issues relating to questions concerning democratization and international political economy.
Dr. Kent Weaver is Professor of Public Policy and Government at Georgetown University and senior fellow in the Governance Studies Program at the Brookings Institution. Weaver’s major fields of research interest are comparative political institutions, comparative social policy, and policy implementation.Weaver received his M.A. and Ph.D. in political science from Harvard University.
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