Women's Leadership Programme

Due to high demand, we have now opened enrolment for a second course from 23 to 28 April 2017.

The goal of this cutting-edge Leadership Development Programme is to empower senior- and mid-level female managers and leaders in their pursuit of dynamic and thoughtful leadership, career advancement and self-fulfilment. Critical skills in self-leadership will be developed in confronting difficulties and taking decisions across a wide range of contexts and circumstances.

Scheduled Course

Women's Leadership Programme: 23 – 28 April 2017
Application Deadline: 3 April 2017
Download: ASPR_WomansLeadershipProgramme_1.pdf

Specialisation Course on Long-term Election Observation (LTO)

The aim of this specialised course is to convey the entire scope and tasks of LTO work to participants.It is organised in cooperation with the Swiss Federal Department for Foreign Affairs.

While Short-term observer (STO) assignments are usually very short, the responsibility and scope of long-term observers (LTO) is far more complex and requires much greater understanding of the various steps and processes in the organisation and running of elections. A long-term observer (LTO) is expected to gain first-hand knowledge about the effectiveness and impartiality of the pre-election administration; the implementation of the election law and regulations; the nature of the campaign; and the political environment prior to voting dayas well as the relevant preparations for the arrival and deployment of STOs. 

The course employs a mixture of theory and practice to equip participants with state-of-the-art methodologies derived from on-the-ground experience, also taking into account the working environment of the participants. The participants will be involved in lectures, inter-active discussions, and simulations.  Election observation methodologies and approaches of relevant multilateral organisations will be presented. Complex election day observation exercises will be carried out and analysed.

Please apply here

CARITAS Safety/Security Training

The disaster response unit of Austrian CARITAS started with a specially tailored training on "safety/security" in 2012.
21 staff of "Caritas Katastrophenhilfe" with field experience particiated in the compact course 27-30 March.
The customized curriculum covered essentials from "Personal Safety/Risk Assessment" to an outdoor "mine awareness"-training.

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