DATES: MAR  28  - APR 8, 2016    
TUITION: $3950 
     

 

 

 

 

Overview

This seminar provides the knowledge and skills required to develop an idea into a bankable project proposal ready for financing and implementation with a particular focus on the selection of viable projects as it is key to profitable and sustainable development.

Effective project preparation and financing has become even more critical in the past several years. Through lectures, case studies, and individual and group exercises, participants will have the opportunity to experience what makes projects successful. Participants are encouraged to bring an example of a project that they can relate to the seminar for discussion.

 

 Course Outline

 

Project Identification and Preparation

  • Meaning & requirements

 

Project Development Context

  • Why this project?
  • Investment programming in the public sector
  • Project approach to investment
  • Economic viability vs. commercial viability

 

Assessing Project Viability

  • Technical, economic and financial analysis
  • Fiscal impact
  • Cost recovery
  • Operations and maintenance

 

Financing and Approval

 

External Assistance and Multilateral Development Agencies

 

Sustainability and Lessons Learned

  • Risk analysis
  • Institutional aspects
  • Environmental considerations 

 

Course Advisors

Gopi Puri - After working in the Indian Steel industry for 17 years, Gopi Puri joined the World Bank, where he directed seminars at the World Bank Institute. Mr. Puri also worked for many years appraising investment proposals at the International Finance Corporation. He has an M.B.A. from The George Washington University and has worked with more than 80 developing countries.

Mehdi Al-Bazzaz has decades of experience as an economic practitioner, and instructor on development issues and practices, including the design and analysis of programs in many developing countries. He has a graduate degree from London University and has worked at the Iraq Ministry of Planning, the World Bank Institute, The George Washington University, Georgetown University, and Loyola University of Chicago.

 Jack Upper is a Senior Advisor at ILI, a former World Bank Division Chief in the Europe Middle East Region and Ford Motor Company Financial Analyst. Mr. Upper holds degrees from Yale University and the University of Michigan.

 

DATES: MAR  21 - APR  1, 2016    
TUITION: $3950    
     

 

 

 

 

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LEADERSHIP AND MANAGEMENT IN INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT

NEGOTIATIONS IN INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT

 

Overview

This seminar offers an exciting opportunity for personal and professional development, and consists of a combination of two courses: Leadership and Management in International Development; and Negotiations in International Development. Participants in this course will receive one certificate indicating completion of the whole program, rather than two one week course certificates. To see descriptions of the topical areas covered, please refer to the two previous descriptions in this booklet. In addition, the participants who enroll in this two week combination seminar will have more opportunities to network, also for site visits and can take part in the optional weekend sightseeing tour of Washington offered to participants who attend seminars lasting two weeks or longer at the ILI.

 

Course Advisors

Kim Phan is the Executive Director of the International Law Institute, where she oversees all of ILI’s practice areas. Ms. Phan also serves as the Project Director of all ILI projects with various donors and has worked on projects in Nigeria, Ghana, Kenya, Vietnam, China, the Philippines, Mauritius, Angola, Honduras, Azerbaijan, Uzbekistan, Egypt, Bangladesh and the APEC region. Prior to joining ILI, she worked at the U.S. Embassy in Manila/Office of the U.S. Commercial Liaison to the Asian Development Bank where she served as the United States – Asia Environmental Partnership Liaison to the Asian Development Bank. She has a Masters in the Study of Law from Northwestern University Law School and a B.A. from Allegheny College with a focus in Nuclear Warfare Strategy. Ms. Phan is the President of the Board of the Friends of the Law Library of Congress.

Greg Swanson has over 30 years of experience serving as a senior executive and officer in both private industry and international development consulting agencies. He has extensive business development, HR, marketing, policy, and strategy formulation experience. He has worked in the U.S., Africa, the Middle East, Asia, and the Caribbean and has served as a Senior Director with various donor projects, countries, and partners.

Gerhard Botha is Director of Programs at ILI. Previously, he worked for the World Bank as a senior sector specialist in legal and judicial reform and private and financial sector development. Mr. Botha specialized in labour/employment law and relations, conflict resolution and negotiations, both in private practice and within a large corporate environment in Southern Africa. He has over 25 years of experience in legal and labour relations practice, and in international development. Mr. Botha holds B.A. and LL.B degrees from the University of Stellenbosch in South Africa, an LL.M in Labour Law, from the University of South Africa and an LL.M focusing on labour/ employment law and Alternate Dispute Resolution, from The George Washington University Law School in Washington DC.

 

DATES: MARCH 21 - 25, 2016      
TUITION: $1995      
         

 

 

 

Overview

 

This course empowers participants to become effective leaders and managers in the international development context. International development work involves multi-stakeholder cooperation and delivery in challenging environments. We designed this course to target governments from developing countries as well as practitioners in the international development community. The course tailors leadership and management training as it pertains to the public service sector and public sector reform. The skill set that needs to be developed includes leadership and decision-making, organizational management, human capital development, accountability and reporting standards, negotiations, navigating through political waters, and effective communications.

 

Course Outline

 

Leading Teams and Organizations

  • Developing personal leadership competencies: self awareness; courage; vision; strategic and analytical thinking; learning agility; decisiveness; energy; results driven; credibility; influence; communication
  • Planning for and achieving team and organizational results
  • Building and maintaining relationships
  • Recognizing human potential and delegating appropriately
  • Building diversity
  • Fostering innovation
  • Handling risks, changes, complications and conflicts
  • Coaching and appraisal
  • Commitment to continuous improvement
  • Cultural adaptation

 

General team and organizational management skills: change management; communication management; conflict management; constraint management; crisis management; decision management; financial management; human resource management; information management; operations management; perception management; performance management; process management; project and program management; quality management; resource management; risk management; skills management; strategic management

 

Leadership and Management in the International Development Work

  • Meeting donor and other key stakeholder requirements
  • Building strong relationships with strategic partners
  • Executing in challenging political environments
  • Working with limited resources
  • Institutionalizing open and participatory communication channels
  • Negotiations

 

Course Advisors

Kim Phan is the Executive Director of the International Law Institute, where she oversees all of ILI’s practice areas. Ms. Phan also serves as the Project Director of all ILI projects with various donors and has worked on projects in Nigeria, Ghana, Kenya, Vietnam, China, the Philippines, Mauritius, Angola, Honduras, Azerbaijan, Uzbekistan, Egypt, Bangladesh and the APEC region. Prior to joining ILI, she worked at the U.S. Embassy in Manila/Office of the U.S. Commercial Liaison to the Asian Development Bank where she served as the United States – Asia Environmental Partnership Liaison to the Asian Development Bank. She has a Masters in the Study of Law from Northwestern University Law School and a B.A. from Allegheny College with a focus in Nuclear Warfare Strategy. Ms. Phan is the President of the Board of the Friends of the Law Library of Congress.

Greg Swanson has over 30 years of experience serving as a senior executive and officer in both private industry and international development consulting agencies. He has extensive business development, HR, marketing, policy, and strategy formulation experience. He has worked in the U.S., Africa, the Middle East, Asia, and the Caribbean and has served as a Senior Director with various donor projects, countries, and partners.

 

DATES: MARCH 28 - APRIL 1, 2016      
TUITION: $1995      
         

 

 

 

Overview

 

This highly interactive seminar focuses on the development of effective negotiation skills, styles, and strategies, with special emphasis on multilateral negotiation with and within international organizations and companies. Through in-depth analysis of theory and practice with exercises and simulated negotiations, participants will gain the necessary skills to become confident negotiators, overcome impasse in the negotiation process, and utilize strategic tactics to further their own positions and interests. Officials and practitioners from developing countries, who have been confronted by the challenges of negotiating with their domestic and international counterparts as well as international development institutions, would find this seminar highly beneficial.

 

Course Outline

 

  • Negotiation and conflict styles
  • Approaches to negotiation
  • Preparing for negotiation
  • Process and key stages of negotiation
  • Analyzing positions, interests, options, and more
  • Techniques and skills
  • Exploring power and cultural dynamics
  • Overcoming impasse
  • Dealing with difficult negotiators
  • Multilateral negotiation in international organizations and companies

 

Course Advisors

Gerhard Botha is Director of Programs at ILI.  Previously, he worked for the World Bank as a senior sector specialist in legal and judicial reform and private and financial sector development.  Mr. Botha specialized in labour/employment law and relations, conflict resolution and negotiations, both in private practice and within a large corporate environment in Southern Africa.  He has over 25 years experience in legal and labour relations practice, and in international development.  Mr. Botha holds B.A. and LL.B degrees from the University of Stellenbosch in South Africa, an LL.M in Labour Law, from the University of South Africa and an LL.M focusing on labour/ employment law and Alternate Dispute Resolution, from The George Washington University Law School in Washington DC.

 

DATES: MAY 23 - 27, 2016      
TUITION: $1995      
         

 

 

 

Overview

 

Arbitration is increasingly used to resolve international disputes. The need for a well-drafted arbitration clause, which serves as the basis of the entire process, is crucial. The arbitration clause may control the venue, the conduct of the procedure, the substantive law, and other important elements of the arbitration. Understanding, negotiating and drafting arbitration clauses are essential aspects of contract drafting for international business.

Participants will acquire knowledge and skills to create the framework for an efficient arbitration process. The seminar will conclude with a negotiation and drafting exercise. 

 

Course Outline

 

General Introduction

  • Importance of drafting
  • Role of the clause
  • Legal aspects (identifying the parties, legal authority, separability of the clause, enforceability)

 

Types of Clauses

  • Institutional vs. ad hoc
  • Standard institutional
  • Multi-tier

 

Essential Elements to be Included in the Clause

  • Scope of disputes subject to arbitration
  • Number of arbitrators
  • Process for selection of arbitrators
  • Place of arbitration
  • Language of arbitration
  • Applicable law
  • Enforcement of the award (finality and waiver of appeal, entry of judgment provisions)

 

Optional Elements to be Considered for Inclusion in the Clause

  • Confidentiality
  • Interim measures
  • Emergency relief
  • Procedural issues
  • Time limits
  • Types of relief (Exclusion of damages – ex. punitive, consequential)
  • Complex arbitration - Multi-Party clauses
  • Multi-Contract clauses
  • Consolidation
  • Joinder
  • Waiver of sovereign immunity
  • Costs and fees
  • Drafting and negotiating of international arbitration clauses (participants will engage in exercises)

 

Course Advisor

Anne Marie Whitesell is the Director of the ILI´s Center for Alternative Dispute Resolution and also a Professor at the Georgetown University Law Center. Previously,, she was Of Counsel at Dechert LLP. Before joining Dechert, Ms. Whitesell was Secretary General of the ICC International Court of Arbitration from 2001 to 2007. She has practiced with law firms in both the United States and in France and was a lecturer at the Université de Paris I, Panthéon-Sorbonne and the Institut de Droit Comparé (Université de Paris II). She is admitted to the New York State Bar, the Bar of the District of Columbia, and to the US District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York.