This course provides those involved in all aspects of electoral affairs or election governance with a clear understanding of the mechanisms behind the reform of electoral processes, as well as how challenges in either of these areas can be overcome.
Interactive learning will support participants’ understanding of the key themes involved in strategically reforming electoral processes, such as the effects of different electoral systems and the importance of transparency and communication within them. By exploring the different elements of reform and examining relevant and best practice case studies, participants will leave equipped to utilise efficient administrative processes, campaign to engage stakeholders, and leverage technology to initiate reform in electoral processes.
A comprehensive analysis of the principles and dynamics behind the strategic reform of electoral processes will be provided, with subjects to be discussed including:
Electoral systems and how they are chosen
Initiating reform of electoral processes
Reform of administrative processes
Electoral systems, voters and campaigners
Reform of legal processes
Stakeholder engagement and education during electoral reform
Voting technologies in the context of electoral reform
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.
The Institute of Management and Leadership (ILM) has approved this training course. ILM combines years of research, knowledge and innovation to champion the leadership agenda for all and since 1947 they have carried out extensive research into the knowledge, skills, attitudes, behaviours and values of great leadership. Based on ILM’s core leadership values, this course meets the standard that enables learners who have completed to access the following benefits:
- Membership of ILM and will receipt of an ICPS/ ILM joint Certificate of achievement for the course
- Access to a raft of resources to help you with your continuing professional development, including an award-winning library of e-learning content
- A community of over 30,000 members worldwide enabling you to collaborate and grow your knowledge and skills
- Receipt of weekly news updates, podcasts and cutting-edge research and a monthly published journal and invitations to topical webinars
- Authorisation to use approved letters AMInstLM (Associate Member of The Institute of Leadership and Management) after your name for business correspondence
By the end of the course the delegates will be able to:
Develop, construct and implement reform of electoral processes
Lead effective organisational change
Apply the key principles of reforming processes to their organisation
Improve capacity and support structures whilst reducing administrative burdens
Monitor, evaluate and enhance performance
Deliver services that better meet stakeholder needs
Delegates’ introductions and discussion
Experience and lesson sharing
The main electoral systems
Characteristics of the main electoral systems
Effects of different systems
Key considerations and who chooses?
What are the triggers initiating reform?
Link to international pressures and donor arrangements
The electoral cycle and timing of reform
Reforming constitution, electoral law, related regulations and rules
Enhancing integrity and relevance of the legal framework
How do EMBs work with these reforms?
New EMB strategies, structures, policies, procedures and technical innovations
Case studies and examples
Changes in the political environment affecting the EMBHow EMBs adapt to political changesMechanisms for cooperating with political stakeholders electoral
The levels of political and electoral participation
What are the challenges, barriers and opportunities?
Impact of different electoral systems on voters, including women and minority groupsImpact of electoral systems on political parties
Cast study: The UK’s 2011 Referendum on changing the Parliamentary Voting System
Understanding the difference between vision, innovation and change
Recognising universal management and business practices that limits innovation and collaboration
Identifying stakeholdersEngaging with stakeholdersExplaining Electoral ReformCommunication and ConsultationTimingRole of EMB
Participants present outline of potential electoral reform in their respective country, including identifying strategies and challenges
Understanding voters' views
Understanding voters' behaviour
Using understanding to improve the electoral process