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.


Offered Programs

  • 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 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 strengthening economic advocacy in Egypt and the Arab region, focusing on access to information, a participatory approach and public policy reform. 

  • 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. 

  • 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 transitional 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. 


    Module I: Leadership in the 21st Century

    This module is dedicated to developing emerging leaders for change during Egypt’s transitional period. It is intended for government officials and members of civil society in Egypt.
    The module focuses on the following topics:
    •    Strategic planning and performance management in the public sector
    •    Change management and challenges in service delivery
    •    Public speaking and communication skills
    •    Crisis management

    Module II: Advocacy for Public Policy Reform

    Citizen ownership requires a transformed government and public service that is more sensitive to citizens' needs and in which accountability and transparency are evident. It is intended for government officials, civil society and media professionals in Egypt.

    The module focuses on the following topics:
    •    Governance and stakeholder negotiations
    •    Local governance and decentralization
    •    Public budgeting analysis and interpretation
    •    New trends in public policy analysis and communication

    Module III: Youth and Employment 

    This module is dedicated to encouraging government officials and members of civil society to effectively serve youth and create gender equity and employment opportunities during Egypt’s transitional period. It is intended for government officials, members of civil society, media professionals and labor unions in Egypt.

    The module focuses on the following topics:
    •    Labor market needs and human development
    •    Reviving the tourism industry
    •    Women's empowerment
    At the closing of each module, a summary of outcomes and recommendations will be compiled to be presented in a public seminar.

  • 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 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.

  • 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 program is offered in collaboration with AUC's School of Continuing Education and the University of New Mexico.

  • 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.