“Leading the Future” Workshop
Department of Political Science and international Relations
Build your leadership and peacemaking skills.
One-day workshop for high school students.
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What? The workshop programme includes two modules: conflict resolution and United Nations Security Council. Both workshops will provide interactive experiences to build key skills for leaders, skills in negotiation, problem-solving, peace-building, and clear, effective communication.
When? Two separate workshops will be offered. One on and another on .
How? The cost of the workshop is covered by Epoka University and is thus free to participants. However, spaces are limited.
Who? The programme is open to all current 3rd and 4th year high school students (ages 16-18) from the Tirana area. Different students will be selected for the April session and different students for the May session.
Transport to Epoka campus in Rinas, Tirana: Transport will be provided free of charge to and from Epoka University, with pick-up and drop-off from the centre of Tirana.
Certificate: All participants will receive certificates for their participation to the workshop.
How to apply? If you would like to participate, please download the application form from here and email it to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Deadline for applications: 26 March 2017.
The two workshop modules are these:
Module 1: “How to Resolve Conflicts: A toolkit of 12 Essential Conflict Resolution Skills”
Dr. Reina Shehi, Facilitator.
Have you ever had a conflict with someone and wished you could have handled it better? Conflict comes about from differences we have in needs, values, interests and motivations. Conflict is not a problem in itself; it is what we do with it that counts. We cannot avoid conflicts, yet when we try to resolve them, we may find the peacemaking process exhilarating! Thus, are you ready to be part of this unique training and get a toolkit of 12 skills that will help you resolve problems, turn conflicts into opportunities and create more fulfilling relationships?
Module 2: “Simulation of UN Security Council Meeting”
Dr. Timothy Hagen, Facilitator.
This module offers students the opportunity to build research, problem-solving, and negotiating skills by assuming the role of a representative in the United Nations Security Council. Students will have the opportunity to research the position of a country on the UNSC and negotiate with representatives from other countries to work toward a solution on an important problem in the world. Topics may include resolutions on conflicts in Syria, Iraq, South Sudan, the Central African Republic, Nigeria, or Ukraine, and may also include issues such as the refugee crisis, illicit trafficking, or the control of weapons of mass destruction.