Open Enrollment Programs
Open enrollment programs are conducted according to current trends and needs in collaboration with prominent affiliates, including the Ministry of Administrative Development, UN Women, Danish Egyptian Dialogue Institute, CARE, UNESCO, Carnegie Corporation of New York, The Carter Center, Venice Commission of Europe, George Washington University, International Foundation for Electoral Systems, Rockefeller Brothers Fund, Licensing Executives Society, The Global Partners Governance (GPG) WIN IFRA and many others.
Leadership for Government Excellence is a tripartite program between the Ministry of Planning, Monitoring and Administrative Reform, the American University in Cairo, and King's College. It provides personal awareness, organizational impact, and system alignment to enable select government leaders to transform their organizations of public service.
The program aims at increasing the efficiency of government work through investment in human resources, competence-building and talent development in the public sector under the umbrella of Egypt's Sustainable Development Strategy 2030 (SDS) and the Administrative Reform Plan.
The program is modeled so that each cohort receives 3 months of training: two months at AUC, and one month at King's College. Each cohort will have a total of 30 participants.
GAPP Executive Education in cooperation with The World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (WAN-IFRA) delivers the Media Management Certificate for future women leaders in the Arab world. This certificate is delivered in Arabic and addresses the basic management principles, marketing, and promotion, financial management, human resource management, and strategic planning; including gender perspectives throughout the program.
The Future Generations in Economic Development in Egypt and the Arab Region (FGE-DEAR) aims at strengthening economic advocacy in Egypt and the Arab region, focusing on access to information, creating a participatory approach, and public policy reform.
FGE-DEAR works on capacity building for 3 groups:
Members of civil society, media professionals, and business association members. Each cohort receives 30 hours of training. Sessions in each training day were given by different Lead Trainers and featured Guest Speakers for each topic. Participants were introduced to a wide
Range of topics as follows:
• Freedom of Information: Legal and Regulatory Reforms
• Social Accountability
• Governance and Stakeholder Negotiations
• Financial and Economic Reporting
• Role of Government in a Market-Oriented Economy
Within the framework of the Transforming Public Service program, the Leadership in a Challenging Environment module is dedicated to developing emerging leaders for change during Egypt’s period.
The main objective of the Transforming Public Service program is to contribute to creating a citizen-responsive government that encourages communication, accountability, and transparency by opening channels of communication with government officials, civil society and the media.
The program is composed of three modules focused on leadership for change, public policy reform, and youth. The content of each module may vary slightly according to current challenges and needs.
Each module is delivered to its direct beneficiaries - emerging leaders in Egypt between the ages of 25 to 45 years old.
The SRIP supports the government reform initiatives which aim at improving efficiency and citizen friendliness. Through supporting administrative reform, the program works to transform personnel departments to human resource departments in the public sector.
GAPP Executive Education builds on its mission to provide capacity-building that serves to reinforce and reinvigorate leadership capacities in Egypt and continues to offer the Strengthening Reform Initiatives in Public Administration Program (SRIP) for the second year. With the Administrative Reform Strategy, Egypt Vision 2030 and the new civil service law, the Egyptian government has initiated several reform initiatives. The SRIP supports government reform initiatives which aim to improve efficiency and citizen-friendly services. Through supporting administrative reform, the program works to transform personnel departments to human resource departments in the public sector.
Dina Wafa, program PI and GAPP Executive Education Director have planned with GIZ the 2018 SRIP to continue its transformative process through both human and institutional capacities. SRIP 2018 will:
- Provide training programs for senior-level employees with the aim of enabling them to better implement and roll-out the new reform measures of the Civil Service Law and its bylaws. Fourteen workshops will be offered on topics including civil service law and its bylaws, innovation in the public sector, local governance, human resource management, organizational development and excellence, research and writing skills. The first workshop was offered March 7 - 8 on organizational development and excellence
- Support institutional development through local expertise in strategic planning, human resources management, public policy, organizational development and governance.
The Legal Communication Certificate is mainly to raise capacities to improve legal English of lawyers through a 90-hour course.
The objective of the Social Economic and Legal Empowerment of Egyptian Women Program is to strengthen and foster a coordinated women’s rights movement that is better able to advocate and influence the policy and decision-making processes. The program aims at developing a strengthened cadre of qualified advocates and providing them with the means and tools for effective advocacy, networking and coalition building. The workshops will present the following topics:
• Strategic planning and management for the public sector
• Results based management
• Resource mobilization
• Communications for leadership
• Effective networking and lobbying to promote policy agenda
The program aims to contribute to mainstreaming gender issues in the public policymaking process. The Empowerment of Women in Public Affairs Program targets women's advocacy that contributes to the mainstreaming of gender issues in the public policymaking process through the following main topics:
• Mainstreaming gender in public policy
• Gender-responsive budgeting
• Gender stratification
• Gender and democracy
• Mainstreaming gender in legislation
• Capacity building to integrate international conventions on women in the political agenda
The program aims at contributing to knowledge and capacity building in the areas of media policy and media reform in the region.
The program aims at strengthening the legal and regulatory framework conducive to freedom of expression, press freedom and freedom of information in Egypt.
Leaders recognize the need to strengthen leadership capacities within their organizations. The Advanced Public Policy Management Program is focused on leadership and governance in the 21st century.
The program is designed to deliver key skills in setting, deploying and monitoring organizational vision and strategy.
This interactive, technology-advanced program is modeled on the highly reputed methodologies of the Harvard Law School negotiation program. The Harvard-Modeled International Negotiation program provides an opportunity to negotiate with students in other parts of the world via video conferencing.
The ACIPLP Program was launched in April 2007 to provide the Arab world with professional executives in the fields of licensing, technology transfer and intellectual asset management. This program is designed to provide a solid foundation for a successful career in licensing and intellectual asset management, as well as to connect principles to practice.
This program is designed to help journalists in Africa strengthen their reporting skills on financial and economic topics. It includes practical exercises and lives reporting. The Financial and Economic Reporting Program also focuses on improving coverage of national and international financial issues. It tackles subjects such as resource exploitation, economic governance and capital flight from developing countries.
The revolutionary wave in the Middle East has increased the awareness of people, urging them to take part of the process of change. Within the framework of the building a better Egypt initiative, GAPP Executive Education offers programs that tackle current challenges by increasing awareness and enabling contributions to the country’s development in the post-revolutionary phase of its history, including:
• Campaigning for Elections
• Effective Journalism for the Election Process
• Electoral Monitoring for Civil Society
• Empowering Women for Electoral Participation
This seminar aims at deepening the academic contacts between German and Egyptian universities including the Ludwig-Maximilians University in Munich, The American University in Cairo and Cairo University.