Courses

Professional Certificate in International Security

Duration

5 days

The International Centre for Parliamentary Studies is proud to announce that the Professional Certificate in International Security will take place from 11th - 15th November 2013 in London, UK.
 
International security is a key concern for all states given that local criminality, transnational criminal organisations and terrorists flourish where there is weak rule of law, a lack of adequate border control, entrenched corruption and poorly trained officials. The combination is extremely difficult to tackle in states with limited resources and as a result, individual states and international organisations each have a crucial role to play in ensuring citizens' safety and well being.
 
Past participants have benefited greatly from this high-level programmeand are now able to better recognise the contexts in which destabilising conditions can arise and to determine practical, implementable ways of tackling these problems before they cause social and economic crises or regional friction.

This certificate is accredited by the Chartered Management Institute, the leading body that awards internationally recognised management and leadership qualification.

For further information please visit the website.
 
Until 24th July 2013 there is an early registration rate of £2450 (registration after 24th July is £2950). If you wish to attend this certificated programme please register online now or contact us on +44 (0) 20 3137 8640 to secure your delegate place(s).
 

Training Course

Inside the International Criminal Court

Track   Title Description
1 Inside the International Criminal Court:The Court    The history of the ICC and how it came into being Play now Inside the International Criminal Court:The Court
2 Inside the International Criminal Court :The Offices    An in depth look at each of the 4 departments of the ICC: the presidency, the judicial divisions the office of the prosecutor and the registry. Play now Inside the International Criminal Court :The Offices
3 Inside the International Criminal Court: The Barristers    QCs and barristers talking about their job prosecuting or defending at the ICC Play now Inside the International Criminal Court: The Barristers
4 Inside the International Criminal Court: Thomas Lubanga case study   Tackling the case of Thomas Lubanga from the Congo Play now Inside the International Criminal Court: Thomas Lubanga case study
5 Inside the International Criminal Court: Saif al-Islam Gaddafi case study    Looks at the case of Saif al islam Gaddafi Play now 
Training Course

Master of Science (MSc) Leadership and Development

Duration

One Year Full-Time/Two Years Part-Time

Master of Science (MSc) Leadership and Development is covered over one year for full-time study and over two years for part-time study. This programme enables students to develop and demonstrate knowledge, understanding and skills in the following:

  • Concepts, principles and theories of leadership from a multi-disciplinary perspective;
  • Ethical issues in leadership research;
  • Principles of research design and methodology in leadership research;
  • Quantitative and qualitative methods of data collection and analysis;
  • Independent research and debates across disciplines such as social-psychology, sociology, development and security studies.

The programme explores several thematic issues including: the complexity of leadership; leadership in socio-economic transitions historically and in recent times; and the impact of global leadership on development processes in developing societies. Crucial to the success of this programme is:

  • An understanding of the concept of leadership and its application in different contexts and at different levels of analysis with a focus on developing societies
  • Ability to analyze the relationship between leadership and development outcomes
  • Ability to connect formal knowledge (i.e. well-developed concepts, theories and scientific-based observations) with their lived experiencesparticularly as this relates to human development
  • Ability to undertake research on leadership and development processes and present findings in a professional manner
  • Ability to engage with key audiences using outcomes of research to influence leadership decisions
  • Achievement of transferrable skills and competence which will equip the student for a career for engagement or to undertake research at a higher degree

For more information, please follow this link.

Training Course

Master of Science (MSc) Security, Leadership and Society

Duration

One Year Full-Time/Two Years Part-Time

The Master of Science (MSc) Security, Leadership and Society is offered over one year for full-time study and over two years for part-time study. The programme enables students to develop and demonstrate knowledge, understanding and skills in the following:

  • Concepts, principles and theories of leadership from a multi-disciplinary perspective;
  • Ethical issues in leadership research;
  • Principles of research design and methodology in leadership research;
  • Quantitative and qualitative methods of data collection and analysis;
  • Independent research and debates across disciplines such as social-psychology, sociology, development and security studies.

For more information, please follow this link.

Training Course

Advanced Course on SSR

The course is targeted to senior practitioners and officials directly involved in SSR activities

Duration

4-6 days

This advanced course is designed for practitioners and professionals who are working in the field of SSR and would like to gain more insight into the concept, context and components of SSR. Packed with exercises, case studies and role plays, this intensive course helps participants understand the challenges relating to SSR and help evolve possible solutions to common roadblocks.

Objectives

  • Revisit the main principles of the Introductory SSR Course;
  • Understand the context within which SSR is carried out, and the related challenges;
  • Focus on specific components of SSR like police, defence,  justice and rule of law etc;
  • Mainstream cross-cutting issues into their SSR programmes;
  • Hone their soft skills like negotiation and bargaining;
  • Be exposed to tools like SWOT or stakeholder analysis.

Contents

The following list is indicative of some of the sessions that would be delivered in the course:

  • Concepts of SSR (local ownership, political will, accountability & effectiveness etc)
  • Context of SSR (post-conflict context etc)
  • Components of the security sector (police reforms, rule of law, defence reforms etc)
  • Processes of SSR (assessments, planning, evaluation etc)
  • Cross-cutting issues (gender, cultural awareness etc)
  • Soft skills & tools (negotiation, coordination, SWOT, stakeholder analysis etc)

Requirements

Successful completion of the ISSAT online course Introduction to SSR, available here.

How to apply

All individuals interested in attending an Advanced course are requested to click on the related link in the course calendar and follow the application procedure specified for each training. Any queries can also be addressed to o.chung@dcaf.ch.

Training Course