Capacity-building of the Georgian Leadership Community (CBGL) Program

2017 / 10 / 10

The Georgian Foundation for Strategic and International Studies (GFSIS) is pleased to announce a call for applications for the 2017/2018 professional training program “Capacity-building of the Georgian Leadership Community for Improved Decision-making and Negotiation Skills”(CBGL). The project targets middle level public servants and civil-society representatives and intends to strengthen their professional skills and knowledge in policy development and negotiation techniques.  

The program is funded by the Swedish International Development Agency (Sida) since 2009 and is implemented by the Georgian Foundation for Strategic and international Studies (GFSIS) in partnership with Estonian School of Diplomacy (ESD).


Course Description:

Throughout the 7-month-long training course, participants will gain theoretical knowledge and practical skills in public administration, policy planning and analysis, and negotiation techniques. Furthermore, under the guidance of GFSIS mentors, the participants will elaborate policy papers on the issues pertinent to the country. Upon completion of the program public discussion of all policy paper topics will be held. Five best policy documents will be published.  The training courses will be followed by a study visit to Estonia.

Please, note the training sessions will be held in the evenings to comply with participants’ work schedules. Working language is Georgian.


Program selection criteria:

  • University-level education
  • Employment in public or civil sector
  • Relevant work experience in at least one of the following areas: EU Integration, Healthcare and Social Protection, Environmental Protection and Sustainable Development, Education and Science, Conflict Management and Negotiations, Democratic Development, Gender and Diversity.


Application process:

To apply, please submit CV electronically to no later than COB 27 October, 2017.  Only qualified candidates will be contacted for an interview.

For additional information about the program, please contact the Program Coordinator Ms. Khatia Shalamberidze: 2 47 35 55 (office) 5 91 00 49 14 (mobile); 

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