Professional Certificate in Management of Electoral Processes

  • 29th April - 1st May 2024
  • Virtual Learning

Course Overview

Effective management of electoral processes is key to successful elections in any corner of the world, with the Universal Declaration of Human Rights stating that the will of the people, as expressed through periodic and genuine elections, is the basis of legitimate government authority. This course will provide electoral management bodies and all individuals involved in the electoral cycle with a clear understanding of the aims, objectives and organisational themes for the successful management of electoral processes.

Interactive learning will support participants’ understanding of the key elements required to effectively manage electoral processes such as electoral integrity, the electoral cycle and logistical considerations. By examining relevant case studies, exploring the duties of electoral bodies and assessing international standards, participants will leave equipped to plan for the management of efficient electoral processes, supported by a sound knowledge of electoral stakeholder needs. Experts in the field will lead this training through interactive workshops, lectures and best practice case studies, fostering innovation, creative learning and networking amongst peers.

A comprehensive analysis of the mechanisms behind the management of electoral processes will be provided, with subjects to be discussed including:

  • The electoral cycle
  • Types of planning for electoral management bodies
  • Election field operations
  • Project managing the logistics of elections
  • Working effectively with electoral observation missions
  • Transparency of polling place results

The professional qualifications offered by the Institute are internationally recognised and sought after. In addition, the successful candidate will receive a transcript from the International Centre for Parliamentary Studies certifying specialisation in the Management of Electoral Processes.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the course the delegates will be able to:

  • Develop and implement effective electoral processes
  • Lead effective organisational change
  • Apply the key principles of electoral management to their organisation
  • Improve capacity and support structures whilst reducing administrative burdens
  • Monitor, evaluate and enhance performance
  • Deliver services that more precisely meet stakeholder needs


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