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2010
Media Relations
Organization: Foundation for the Defense of Democracies (FDD)/Center for Liberty in the Middle East (CLIME)
Project: Online Activism Institute

In this self-paced course, participants learn how to use the media to communicate their messages to constituencies. Media techniques are described, including how to present messages online. Also included is information about how to organize media briefings and materials to keep the media informed of plans, events and accomplishments.

2010
Polish Your Public Speaking Skills
Organization: Foundation for the Defense of Democracies (FDD)/Center for Liberty in the Middle East (CLIME)
Project: Online Activism Institute

This self-paced public speaking course was designed primarily for women running for public office in the Arab world. It describes how to craft and deliver a message that is memorable. The aim is for participants to become more confident, prepared and in-demand speakers.

2010
Assessing Your Political Environment
Organization: Foundation for the Defense of Democracies (FDD)/Center for Liberty in the Middle East (CLIME)
Project: Online Activism Institute

This self-paced course guides users in analyzing their country’s political environment and exploring ways in which it could affect the implementation of activism plans. It includes six lessons, focusing on the political environment, branches of government, civic freedoms and the role of civil society.

2010
Develop Your Personal Leadership Style
Organization: Foundation for the Defense of Democracies (FDD)/Center for Liberty in the Middle East (CLIME)
Project: Online Activism Institute

In this self-paced course, users explore and develop their leadership style and identify what kind of leadership would be most effective for their situation. Steps are included to create a plan for developing a communication style.

2010
Create Your Activism Plan
Organization: Foundation for the Defense of Democracies (FDD)/Center for Liberty in the Middle East (CLIME)
Project: Online Activism Institute

This self-paced course helps users to understand what they need to do to accomplish their goals. It presents a guide for creating a specific plan to succeed. The course covers six “building blocks” of activism: vision, goals and objectives, leadership, civic environment, message and audience, and outreach activities.

2010
Create Your Activism Plan Builder Template (Designed to Accompany the rest of the Create Your Activism Plan Course)
Organization: Foundation for the Defense of Democracies (FDD)/Center for Liberty in the Middle East (CLIME)
Project: Online Activism Institute

The Activism Plan Builder Template includes questions about goals and objectives, leadership, civic environment, message and audience, and outreach activies. Information about the steps is included, as well as templates for developing an activism plan.

2010
Confidence, Capacity, Connections: A Young Woman's Guide to Leadership
Organization: National Democratic Institute (NDI)
Project: Strengthen Political Parties and Improve the Transparency of Electoral Systems in North Africa

The manual has three sections: Building the Confidence to Participate, Enhancing Capacities to Lead, and Making Connections to Succeed. The guide is designed to provide basic tools necessary to start taking action in communities.

2010
Leaders' Guide
Organization: Near East Foundation
Project: Community Involvement in Reforming Primary Education

This guide offers a general overview of leadership skills and collective action strategies.

2010
Training Course for Women Candidates for the 2010 Municipal Elections
Organization: YWCA Lebanon
Project: Women and Municipalities: A Platform for Political Participation

This document provides background information on the need for increased women's participation in Lebanon and on the basic principles of democracy and local governance. It also includes training modules covering public service, leadership, communication and campaigning.

2010
Project Documentation
Organization: World Mountain People Association Morocco (WMPA Morocco)
Project: NGOs in the Mountain & Good Governance

This manual provides an outline for documentation of a strategic plan. Through examples and worksheets, the reader can learn to create an official write-up for his/her planned project.

2010
Guide to Project Planning
Organization: World Mountain People Association Morocco (WMPA Morocco)
Project: NGOs in the Mountain & Good Governance

This guide focuses on strategic planning for non-profit projects. It includes exercises and worksheets.

PPO_Arabe.pdf (Arabic)

2010
Introduction to Concepts in Citizenship and Public Life
Organization: YWCA Lebanon
Project: Women and Municipalities: A Platform for Political Participation

This presentation briefly defines the terms "citizenship" and "citizen" and the link to the concept of democracy. It also outlines the general rights and responsibilities of citizens in a democratic system.

ATT89464.ppt (Arabic)

2010
Training Manual
Organization: Society Voice Foundation
Project: Enhance Women's Leadership and Civic Democratic Participation: Campaining to Stop Honor Killings

This manual focuses on the importance of political participation for youth and provides strategies for communication, combating corruption and organizing campaigns that are designed for young people.

2010
NGOs and Local Development
Organization: World Mountain People Association Morocco (WMPA Morocco)
Project: NGOs in the Mountain & Good Governance

This presentation provides an overview of the relationship between NGOs and the local community. It focuses on community development and advantages and limitations of NGOs in this setting. It also provides tools for improving the relationship.     

2010
Capacity Building
Organization: World Mountain People Association Morocco (WMPA Morocco)
Project: NGOs in the Mountain & Good Governance

This manual provides a framework for strategic planning and local capacity building using the Program Planning Objectives (PPO) method. The presentation outlines a roadmap for project planning from deciding to pursue a project through implementation. The training also provides worksheets to guide the planning process.

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