Academy for Political Management

Academy was established with the purpose of developing, executing and spreading educational activities from the IPM’s field of work.

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Communication as a science

Communication as a science

Key problem of communication comes from trusting our intuition too much, which is why it often happens that the result of our communication is not what we have expected. Two key questions pose themselves: 1) why does this happen; and 2) how can we tackle the problem? In answering these questions we stem from theories of psychology of communication (Miller 1967) and some conventional theories about how we form our decisions. Basic intention of the module is to get attendees familiar with the scientific approach to communication. The goal that we are pursuing is to improve people’s results when communicating with others. The course is adequate for different profiles and professions, as communication is present in all spheres of life as a tool for managing social and business relations, politics, science, etc.

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Management of election and other campaigns

Management of election and other campaigns

Election and other political campaigns represent complex systems of intentional political communication. Campaigns never take place in a vacuum, so it is important to understand the political and wider social context in order to understand the campaigns themselves. Module attendees get acquainted with the verified organizational and managerial concepts of organizing and executing election and other political campaigns. Module includes an overview of the empirical data from the Slovenian political environment from 1990 onward, which is a basis for planning any political campaign. Module is primarily intended for political parties and/or candidates, who wish to compete in the elections.

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Rhetoric

Rhetoric

Rhetoric is a discipline of the effective use of language, where effectiveness is measured by a speaker accomplishing his goals, and is also a discipline of how we organize our thoughts about different subjects. Rhetoric is inherent to the society, as persuasion is a mean to accomplish cooperation, compromise and coordination of actions. The product of intentional use of rhetoric is rhetorical discourse, which has 5 traits: its use is planned, adjusted to the public it addresses, tailored based on speaker’s motives, reactive to the situation and in search of persuasion. Planned use implicates that the argument needs to be developed on the basis of the goal of persuasion and backed up by evidence. Planning also includes the proper sequence of arguments and a suitable linguistic style. Goal of the module is to equip the attendees with skills of persuasion in every given situation.

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Individual coaching for public speaking

Individual coaching for public speaking

93 percent of all information we convey with communication is non-verbal. For communication to be effective, elements of verbal and non-verbal communication need to be congruent. Module is intended for individuals who want to improve their public speaking skills and is tailored to specific needs and requirements of individual clients. Needs and requirements are determined on the basis of a questionnaire before the training. The offer includes analysis of rhetorical situations, image building with corresponding communication styles for clients, preparations for pubic presentations and video-analysis of presentation simulations.

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Active citizenship

Active citizenship

Democracy is considered to be the best system of government, as it enables free competition of interests in the political arena and in the wider social environment. Functioning of the democracy is based on active citizens who participate in public affairs and thus co-create communities on a local, national or global level. In order to be deliberate in one’s actions, an active citizen must understand the functioning of the democracy, its political system and institutions, democratic role of civil society and means of political participation. Module is intended primarily for primary and secondary school students, where the emphasis is given on presenting how democracy functions, raising awareness about the importance of the active citizenship and encouraging democratic inclusion and participation of the youth. Module is also appropriate for the NGOs, with the emphasis being placed on understanding the democratic system in order to influence it.

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Summer schools

Summer schools

APM summer schools are multiday in-depth educational events intended for those who wish to develop or deepen their knowledge in the field of political management. Main target groups of our summer schools are domestic and foreign students, politicians and political strategists, among others. Summer schools are carried out either in Slovene or English, by habilitated university teachers and other credible professionals.

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