Leadership and Electoral Management Skills Training
Within the framework of ‘EU Support to Jordanian Democratic Institutions & Development, EU-JDID’ project, the Independent Election Commission (IEC) proudly hosted the first training of trainers (ToT) on Leadership and Electoral Management Skills (LEAD) at its premises, in cooperation with European Centre for Electoral Support and GoInnovation.
The LEAD training, which took place from 25th of January to 1st of February 2018, aimed to train a pool of participants who will be able to further disseminate the knowledge and train future participants.
The LEAD trainers, Franck Balme (ECES), Rory Tyer and Steadman Harrison (GoInnovation), customized the LEAD curriculum in close cooperation with EU-JDID technical assistance team. The customization phase allowed to adapt the training contents to the audience as well as to the identified needs.
During the opening session, H.E Dr. Khaled Kalaldeh, Chairman of the Board of Commissioners of the IEC, highlighted the importance of this training to further enhance the capacities and the skills of IEC’s staff with regards to the management of electoral process at all stages. The Chairman also added that this training Programme is particularly relevant as it aims to develop and consolidate long-term leadership capabilities on electoral issues as well as decision-making skills.
The LEAD ToT session gathered 30 IEC staff from different professional levels, such as: head of departments, directors ect. 31% of the participants were women.
This 1st LEAD ToT was a pilot test for the upcoming trainings Programme, included in the Project work-plan. In this context, EU-JDID and the IEC will consolidate participants’ feedbacks (at organizational and contents’ level) to define the best implementation modalities for future LEAD trainings.
Therefore, in order to contribute to the sustainability of the achievements, the training Programme will be closely connected with IEC Electoral training Center, which is meant to become a hub for electoral knowledge and practice in Jordan and beyond.