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.
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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