Agenda

Professional Certificate in Management of Electoral Processes

Day One: Monday

09:00 Registration and Refreshments
09:45 Chair’s Introduction and Welcome
Delegates’ introductions and discussion
Experience and lesson sharing
10:15 The Electoral Cycle
Managing all Stages of the Electoral Cycle
11:45 Morning coffee
12:00 International Standards in Elections
The Key international standards
Importance if international standards
Using international standards in a domestic context
13:15 Lunch
14:00 Types of Planning for Electoral Management Bodies
The planning cycle
Strategic, operational and activity plans
The importance of forward planning and review
15:00 Coffee break
15:15 Electoral Integrity
Threats to electoral integrity
Guarding against electoral malpractice
Dealing with electoral malpractice
16:15 Final Remarks and Round up Discussion
16:30 Close


Day Two: Tuesday

09:30 Refreshments
09:45

Chair’s Introduction and Recap
10:00 Electoral Management Body Structures
Different Models for EMBs
Structure and Responsibilities of Delegates' EMBs
Discussion
11:15 Morning coffee
11:30 Election Field Operations
Building, Maintaining and Supporting Local Structures of the EMB
12:45 Lunch
13:30 Dealing with Complaints
Common areas of complaint during the electoral process
Responsibility for dealing with complaints
Key principles for dealing with complaints
15:00 Coffee break
15:15 Working with Stakeholders
Identifying key stakeholders
Working with stakeholders
Explaining the electoral process
16:15 Final Remarks and Round up Discussion
16:30 Close


Day Three: Wednesday

09:30 Refreshments
09:45 Chair’s Introduction and Recap
10:00 Project Managing the Logistics of Elections - Prior to Polling Day:
Advance planning
Training staff
Preparing for Polling Day
11:15 Morning coffee  
11:30 Project Managing the Logistics of Elections - Polling Day and Beyond
Polling Stations
Staffing
Ballot Papers
Oversight
12:45 Lunch
13:30 Project Managing the Logistics of Elections - Polling Day and Beyond: 2
Working with the police
The Count
Doubtful ballot papers
Declaring the results
15:00 Coffee break
15:15 Working effectively with EOMs
The main election observation organisations
Typical election observation processes
Working with Election Observation Missions
16:15 Final Remarks and Round up Discussion
16:30 Close



Day Four: Thursday

09:30 Refreshments
09:45 Chair’s Introduction and Recap
10:00 Election Procurement and Logistics – Introduction
Scale of election logistics and procurement
Specifying requirements
Managing Suppliers
11:00 Morning coffee 
11:15 Procurement Process for Electoral Equipment & Technology
12:45 Lunch
13:30 Risk Rating Methodology for Elections
15:00 Coffee break
15:15 Transparency of Poling Place Results
Understanding your Organisation, developing and maintaining local election structures over the electoral cycle, controlling the processes, communication schemes
16:15 Final Remarks and Round up Discussion
16:30 Close



Day Five: Friday

09:30 Refreshments
09:45 Chair’s Introduction and Recap
10:00 Managing Reform of Electoral Processes
Key considerations in managing reform to electoral processes
Examples of managing electoral reform
11:00 Morning coffee
11:15 Delegates' Experience-sharing
Discussion of delegates' experiences in managing electoral processes
Addressing any outstanding questions from delegates
12:15 Overview of Chartered Management Institute Qualifications
12:45 End of Course Wrap Up
Certificate Presentation
Evaluation Forms
13:00 Lunch and Close