Professional Certificate in Electoral Conflict Resolution
21st - 25th January 2019, London, UK

Course Overview

The vast majority of countries around the world currently undertake elections as a means of transferring political power and providing legitimacy to ruling incumbents and yet violence is still prevalent in many electoral contests. Violence in elections can pose serious threats to both the security and democracy of a country and can lead to a loss of life or a regime change.

Electoral management bodies, electoral observers, police forces and the military all have responsibility over the peaceful delivery of an election. This programme shall seek to identify the potential flashpoints in the conduct of the election cycle. Participants on this course will examine legal structures and statutory procedures for handling complaints, the complaints procedures of the EMB and electoral commission, and will learn how to apply international best practice in local contexts in dealing with possible conflict whilst developing strategies to mitigate risk.

This is a specialist training course leading to a Level 5 Chartered Management Institute (CMI) Certificate in Management and Leadership. Upon completion of this week-long course and subsequent successful completion of CMI written tasks, the successful candidate will be awarded a Level 5 CMI certificate in Management & Leadership showing the CMI units achieved. The CMI is the only chartered professional body in the UK dedicated to promoting the highest standards in management and leadership excellence. The professional qualifications offered by the Institute are internationally recognised and sought after.

Who Should Attend?

Staff from electoral management bodies, electoral commissions, NGO representatives, legal professionals with an interest in the area, participants in domestic and international election observer missions, and government officials.

How You Will Benefit

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