1998 Course Calendar for International Institute -- Histadrut, Israel (1997)

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This document has been made available in electronic format
by the International Co-operative Alliance (ICA)
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Oct, 1997
(Source: Co-op Dialogue, Vol.7, No.2, May-Aug. 1997, pp.33-34)


1998 Course Calendar for the International Institute - Histadrut, Israel
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The International Institute (Histadrut) Israel has an-nounced its 1998
course calendar.  Several scholarships covering local costs are available
for selected candidates.

Inquiries and applications can be directed to:
Director
International Institute - Histadrut
Bet Berl, Kfar Saba 44905 Israel
Tel. (972)9-7487382
Fax. (972)9-7421868

Courses
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Economic and Financial Planning for Rural Development
Through Computer Usage - 5.1 - 19.2.98:
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The role of grassroots peoples' organisations in development; use of
computers as a tool for planning;  co-operative principles and practices;
co-operative finance, organisation and management;  micro-enterprises
and income-generating projects;  feasibility studies, financing, production
planning, budgeting, costing, financial statements, marketing, human
resource development;  entrepreneurship, communication, negotiation
and decision-making.

Requirements:
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Designed for co-operative leaders, planners and researchers engaged in rural
development through non-governmental organisations. Computer literacy
requisite.

82nd International Course on the Role of the Labour Movement in
National Development - 1.3. - 7.4.98
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Development and underdevelopment;  the comprehensive nature of the
development process; trade unions and trade unionism;  co-operation and
co-operatives;  the role of labour movement in national development; 
workers' education;  the Israeli labour movement - a case study;  aspects
of leadership, communication, organisation, planning and management.

Requirements:
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Designed for qualified leaders of trade unions, staff members of workers'
education institutions and officials of government departments concerned
with labour affairs.

The Contribution of Women to the Development of the Urban
Informal Sector - 4.5 - 7.6.98
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Development and underdevelopment;  the role of women in development; 
the status of women and the nature of empowerment;  the nature of the
urban informal sector; co-operative principles and practices;  co-operative
organisation, management and finance;  entrepreneurship - feasibility
studies, managerial skills, innovation, communication and decision-making.

Requirements:
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Designed for leaders of co-operatives and community organisations
concerned with the development of self-help economic initiatives by
women in the urban informal sector.

Financial Management of Trade Unions - 15.6 - 19.7.98
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Development and underdevelopment;  the role of trade unions in
development;  trade union organisations, administration, management
and finance;  planning activities - setting priorities, defining goals and
objectives, designing a plan of action;  human resource development;
financial management and control, membership dues, fund-raising,
budgeting, cash-flow; leadership skills - communication, decision-making,
organisation.

Requirements:
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Designed for suitably qualified trade union leaders and officials responsible
for ensuring the efficient financial management of trade union
organisations.

Human Resource Development Within Co-operatives - 27.7.25.8.98
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Development and underdevelopment;  role of co-operatives in
development;  scope and content of co-operative education;  life-long
education, leadership development, grass-roots education;  planning and
management of co-operative education programmes, needs assessment,
budgeting, staffing, administration, scheduling;  curriculum development; 
planning, evaluation, communication.  Preparation of appropriate
communication for training of leadership and management in co-operatives.

Requirements:
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Designed for directors and senior staff of co-operative education
institutions and for senior co-operative leaders responsible for national
co-operative education programmes.

Co-operative Support Systems for Rural Industrialisation - 27.7 - 25.8.98
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Development and underdevelopment;  rural development;  rural
development through co-operatives;  co-operative principles and practices; 
co-operative finance, organisation and management;  credit facilities for
production;  supply of inputs;  product marketing;  co-operative
frameworks for credit, supply and marketing;  rural industries - planning,
feasibility, management, marketing;  micro-enterprises and community
empowerment, social aspects of rural industrialization, leadership skills -
communication, decision-making.

Requirements:
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Designed for leaders of co-operatives and rural communities actively
engaged in the economic and social development of rural areas as well as
for senior staff of governmental and non-governmental agencies for rural
and co-operative development.

Small Scale Banking and Credit Institutions for People's Organisations - 25.10 - 18.11.98
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Development and underdevelopment;  the role of banking institutions in
the process of development;  banking, savings and credit institutions; 
peoples' banks and civil society;  savings and credit co-operatives -
organisation, management, finance;  rural and urban credit facilities for
production and income-generation;  credit for the informal sector.

Requirements:
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Designed for leading officials of banking and credit institutions actively
engaged in the support of non-governmental organisations and income
generating activities in rural and urban areas, and for leaders of non-
governmental organisations seeking to develop credit and banking facilities
for their members.

Leadership Development of Youth Through Non-formal Education 
23.11 - 17.12.98
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Principles and practices of non-formal education;  community intervention
strategies;  social-psychology of adolescence;  the integration of
marginalised youth;  curriculum development;  vocational training; 
community service;  recreation,  youth movements;  leadership skills -
communication,  planning, management, decision-making.

Requirements:
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Designed for young leaders, activists and officials in non-governmental
and governmental organisations concerned with developing non-formal
education programmes aimed at enhancing the skills and capabilities of
young people.