Technical Skills for Labor Market Analysis

5 Weeks
Introduction: Developing countries have been suffering from economic hardship, as well as other problems, such as uncompetitive productive capacities, lack of modern infrastructure, weak institutions, and macroeconomic imbalances. This made evidence for the need for structural adjustment for these countries. Therefore, it became crucial for these countries to move to a market system in order to stimulate competition and achieve economic efficiency. This is as true in labor markets as in other parts of the developing economies. These countries require the economic infrastructure of a market economy, which can be summarized in private ownership, competition, capital markets, and highly productive labor force with free mobility.

Objectives: The seminar will enable participants to:

  1. Develop analytical skills of labor market structure, conduct, and identify the role of price system in allocating resources in order to achieve economic efficiency.
  2. Acquire a thorough understanding of sampling methods and estimation techniques for employment, underemployment, and unemployment.
  3. Analyze economic implications of the labor force measurements.
  4. Equip participants with the knowledge to design appropriate policy for efficient labor market performance.
  5. Apply training methods in order to be effective trainers as participants will share their acquired knowledge in this seminar with their co-workers back home.
  6. Explore American culture and achievements, locate contacts and establish networking with U.S. Government and private sector representatives.

Target Group Of Participants:

  • Government officials from different ministries and departments such as Economic, Labor, and Social Services
  • Economists and statisticians from labor divisions in different public/private organizations
  • Executives/managers of social services units

The American Market Orientation: Opportunities and Networking
3 Weeks
Introduction: Efficient private sector led growth requires some combination of increased private investment, enhanced productivity of private firms, and competition. Therefore, this seminar includes technical and cultural activities intended to acquaint participants with the experience first-hand of the American Market with the world’s largest private sector. In addition, these activities have been selected to permit participants’ corporations to establish networking contacts with U.S. Government and private sector representatives that may be able to help them in their own development.

Objectives: The seminar will enable participants to:

  1. Acquire the information and tools necessary to improve business environment and to foster their competitiveness.
  2. Analyze the strengths and weakness of their companies and to identify areas of comparative advantage.
  3. Locate contacts and establish networking with U.S. Government and private sector representatives.

Target Group Of Participants:

  • Presidents of Affiliated Companies
  • Executives from public and private sector companies
  • Project Managers and Administrators

Technical Skills for Efficient Irrigation & Water Management
5 Weeks
Introduction: Efficient water management is a timely and valuable contribution to achieve development objectives. Therefore, the need for efficient water management must reflect both aspects of water quantity and water quality. Water management deals not only with water supply, but also with water demand and the desirable patterns of allocation for different usage purposes. On the other hand, water planning integrates conservation along with environmental considerations and provides opportunities for selecting appropriate choices.

Objectives: The seminar will enable participants to:

  1. Analyze the water situation in different countries, and identify factors that have impact on long term trends in supply and demand of water.
  2. Assess different alternatives for water resources planning and management.
  3. Discuss institutional issues related to water rights and regulations.
  4. Propose national and international water management strategies for efficient usage of water resources.

Target Group Of Participants:

  • Executives of Water Management Divisions in Agriculture, Irrigation, and Public Works Ministries
  • Agriculture and Irrigation Engineers
  • Trainers and Extension Officers

Mechanisms and Techniques
5 Weeks
Introduction: Privatization is preceded by a period of reorganization and restructuring of enterprises in order to prepare for a substantial shifts of capital ownership from the public to the private sector. Given the importance of the private sector role for the privatization of enterprises, there is an increasing need for identifying different approaches and their techniques for the valuation of enterprises and their shares. This seminar is designed to provide financial managers with approaches, skills of asset valuation and techniques to assess the “right” transaction price, and to play an active role for efficient transfer of capital ownership from public to private sector.

Objectives: The seminar will enable participants to:

  1. Analyze the strengths and weaknesses of different enterprises financial structures.
  2. Identify different approaches of assets valuation.
  3. Specify practical tools and techniques that are applicable to key areas of the valuation of enterprises and their stocks.
  4. Acquire technical skills for assessing the transaction price of enterprises’ stocks.

Target Group Of Participants:

  • Executives from public and private companies
  • Financial managers
  • Heads of accountant department from both private and public sector

Technical & Administrative Skills for Office Management
5 Weeks
Introduction: Offices, in private and public sectors, are business units whose team members perform tasks that include managerial, professional, secretarial, and clerical procedures. Major problems often arise when procedures become outdated and offices might be getting less and less productive. This is mainly due to outdated procedures are getting in the way. However, the real goal here is to achieve efficiency in utilizing available resources. Office staff development is a major issue for both efficiency and effectiveness of office performance in order to achieve high-level office productivity. Office automation is the application of appropriate technology to office operations that are performed manually with a goal of improved productivity. This is a planned process that aims at adopting and adapting office technology that meet organizational needs and focuses on upgrading office staff skills and performance.

Objectives: The seminar will enable participants to:

  1. Assess business organization needs for office automation.
  2. Discuss objectives and strategy for office automation.
  3. Acquire skills related to the application of office and communication technologies for efficient office functions.
  4. Analyze constraints on the adoption and adaption of new technologies.
  5. Apply communication styles and negotiation techniques for effective office tasks’ performance.

Target Group Of Participants:

  • Office Managers
  • Executive Assistants
  • Senior Staff of VIPs’ offices.

Technical Skills for Efficient Irrigation & Water Management
5 Weeks
Introduction: Offices, in private and public sectors, are business units whose team members perform tasks that include managerial, professional, secretarial, and clerical procedures. Major problems often arise when procedures become outdated and offices might be getting less and less productive. This is mainly due to outdated procedures are getting in the way. However, the real goal here is to achieve efficiency in utilizing available resources. Office staff development is a major issue for both efficiency and effectiveness of office performance in order to achieve high-level office productivity. Office automation is the application of appropriate technology to office operations that are performed manually with a goal of improved productivity. This is a planned process that aims at adopting and adapting office technology that meet organizational needs and focuses on upgrading office staff skills and performance.

Objectives: The seminar will enable participants to:

  1. Assess business organization needs for office automation.
  2. Discuss objectives and strategy for office automation.
  3. Acquire skills related to the application of office and communication technologies for efficient office functions.
  4. Analyze constraints on the adoption and adaption of new technologies.
  5. Apply communication styles and negotiation techniques for effective office tasks’ performance.

Target Group Of Participants:

  • Office Managers
  • Executive Assistants
  • Senior Staff of VIPs’ offices.

Technical & Administrative Skills for Cultural Dissemination
5 Weeks
Introduction: Future opportunities of developing countries lie, mainly, in the growth of broadly-skilled and efficient labor forces. This reflects the need to provide people with opportunities for life-long acquisition of knowledge, skills, and understanding of cultural diversity in national, regional, and international communities. This is necessary to enable them to keep pace with changes in international communications for effective competition in the business world. Therefore, to achieve high levels of labor force productivity, it is crucial to ensure that personal fulfillment and self-actualization, educational achievement and equal opportunities for access to cultural sources and activities exert a multiplier effect through a growth in self-esteem and motivation. This, in turn, heightens the level of enthusiasm for creativity and interest that many individuals bring to the workplace, and will be reflected in high level achievement of development goals.

Objectives: The seminar will enable participants to:

  1. Acquire technical skills for the preparation, implementation, and follow-up of cultural plan.
  2. Assess marketing techniques for efficient dissemination of cultural products.
  3. Analyze decision making and problem solving processes of cultural activities.
  4. Apply communication styles and negotiation techniques for effective performance of culture activities.
  5. Identify methods of locating talented individuals, mainly among youngsters.
  6. Develop appropriate training activities for multi-cultural work environments.

Target Group Of Participants:

  • Managers/Directors of public and private culture centers
  • Project managers and administrators of cultural activities
  • Educators and senior staff from different ministries, organizations, and departments that are affiliated with cultural activities such as cultural, education, tourism, and broadcasting ministriesTechnical Skills for Environmental Improvements & Resources Management
    5 Weeks
    Introduction: Addressing development strategies and programs requires that the value of the environment be factored into the process of decision making between development objectives and economic activities. Environment and development are no long regulated as mutually exclusive. The challenge is how to maintain a balance between the current generations who enjoy the gains of economic development today without making future generations worse off by degrading the earth’s resources and polluting the earth’s environment. Hence, it has become evident and crucial that a healthy environment is essential to a healthy economy and its sustainable development.

    Objectives: The seminar will enable participants to:

    1. Assess priorities and choices of development, the environment, and the long term prospects.
    2. Discuss major factors of interdependence between good development policies and targeted environmental policies.
    3. Acquire analytical skills and practice applications of optimal control models using renewable vs. non-renewable resources.
    4. Develop skills for planning, preparation, and implementation of improved environmental management programs that involves the participation of both private and public sectors.
    5. Analyze constraints on the adoption and adaption of new technologies that maintain environmental priorities.

    Target Group Of Participants:

    • Managers/Executives of Environmental Departments of private and public companies
    • Managers/Executives of Production Departments of private and public companies
    • Managers/Executives of Engineering Departments
    • Manager/Executives of Maintenance Departments

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    Technical Skills for Marketing Strategy & Sales Management
    6 Weeks
    Introduction: Marketing system has a pivotal role not only in coordinating production and consumption decisions, but also in determining the size and distribution of output. It involves information flows, institutional arrangements, infrastructure facilities, organizations and entrepreneurial activities. Marketing and selling are interrelated for every successful (private/public) enterprise. Marketing functions require appraisal, supervision and technical skills in order to serve customers better than anyone else, and to maintain their competitiveness at both domestic and international levels to gain profit.

    A special focus of this seminar is to provide participants with practical approach of integrated knowledge and technical skills for doing business with tend on “Getting the Sale,” and “Building an ongoing relationship with current and new customers.”

    Objectives: The seminar will enable participants to:

    1. Discuss linkages between markets, prices, marketing margins, and economic efficiency.
    2. Identify and analyze different approaches and techniques for sales management.
    3. Acquire techniques and practical tools to improve marketing systems and to foster their competitiveness.
    4. Develop skills for planning, preparation, implementation, and follow-up of marketing strategies.
    5. Locate contacts and establish networking with U.S. Government and private sector business representatives.
    6. Design Action Plan that includes, for example, the appropriate choice of marketing channels, promotion plans, sales management issues, and institutional development.

    Target Group Of Participants:

    • Directors of Marketing Departments
    • Sales Manager
    • Managers/Executives of Customers Services Departments
    • Managers/Executives of Export Departments

    Privatization & Comprehensive Reform
    3 Weeks
    Introduction: Developing countries have created State-Owned Enterprises (SOE’s) for many reasons such as to extract a capital surplus for investment in the economy, to transfer technology to strategic sectors, and to generate employment. However, a large number of SOE’s have been economically inefficient and incurred heavy financial losses which place hard burden on public budgets. Growing recognition by governments of the causes of poor SOE’s performance helped fuel the drive toward privatization process and sustainable reform.

    Objectives: The seminar will enable participants to:

    1. Acquire a thorough understanding of the experience of countries with state-owned enterprises and with the process of privatization of these enterprises.
    2. Analyze methods that have been tried for privatization and options that are available for reform.
    3. Examine techniques of privatization that is, how to privatize and not whether to privatize.
    4. Discuss options for sustainable reform.

    Target Group Of Participants:

    • Chairmen of Holding Companies
    • Presidents of Affiliated Companies

    Technical Skills for Financial Investments
    5 Weeks
    Introduction: Financial services industry provides several ways for firms and individuals to put their funds and money to work at attractive rates of return. In the late 1970’s, a period of high inflation years, people learned that keeping their money in fixed interest savings accounts resulted in actually losing money even while they saved. On the other hand, the financial market goes up and down, but in the long run, it goes up. However, in general, financial investments earn higher yielding investments than the money market fund and certificates of deposits. Therefore, financial sectors play an active role in achieving development goals.

    Objectives: The seminar will enable participants to:

    1. Discuss major factors of interdependence between the financial sector and the economic environment.
    2. Analyze major impacts of monetary policy objectives and tools on financial sector.
    3. Apply analytical skills about cash management flows and portfolios of financial sector.
    4. Identify methods of assessment for financial sector performance and international markets.
    5. Acquire technical skills for the preparation, implementation, and follow-up of investment programs profitability.

    Target Group Of Participants:

    • Financial analysts in public/private sector companies
    • Financial investment executives in public/private sector companies
    • Project managers
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