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                                      Agriculture


R&D in Postharvest Practices

Agricultural Research Organization (ARO), Institute of Technology and Storage of
Agricultural Products, Department of Postharvest Science of Fresh Produce, The
Volcani Center, Bet Dagan, in cooperation with the Center for International
Agricultural Development Cooperation (CINADCO)

6.2.2006 – 2.3.2006


Program of Studies:
The most important subjects as related to postharvest physiology, pathology and handling
of fresh produce will be discussed and shown in this course: Cause and site of loss;
Physiological and pathological factors affecting storage and shelf life; Cooling,
Packaging, Standardization and inspection of fresh produce; Quality factors and analysis;
Methods for prolonging storage life; Postharvest technologies. Special professional field
trips will be conducted to export terminals, packing houses and central cooling facilities.
During the course participants will have the opportunity to experience the physiology and
pathology postharvest laboratories.


Requirements for Admission:
The course is designed for the academic staff of universities and agricultural research
institutions as well as senior extension staff and market experts. Applicants from other
institutions with at least a first academic degree and 3 years of experience in agriculture
and postharvest technology are welcome to apply. Good command of the English
language is essential.




Food Technology

The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Faculty of Agricultural,
Food and Environmental Quality Sciences, Division for External Studies, Rehovot

15.2.2006 - 4.4.2006

Program of Studies:

      Advanced Topics in Food Technology and Food Science
      Food Packaging and Environmental Aspects
      Food Quality Assurance
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      Food Analysis
      Functional Foods
      Water Handling in Food Manufacturing


The aim of the course is to train participants in the basic principles of food science and
technology and their implementation in the food industry. Special emphasis will be
placed on a multidisciplinary approach, which will integrate recent advances both in
science and manufacturing. Regular staff members of the Faculty and other experts will
conduct the academic program.


Requirements for Admission:
M.Sc. degree or above in food sciences, biology, biochemistry or a related field from a
recognized university. The language of instruction is English. Participants whose native
tongue isn't English must furnish proof of proficiency in this language. Professional
experience in the field.




Intensive Aquaculture: Production, Environmental Considerations and
Food Safety

Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development
Center for International Agricultural Cooperation (CINADCO)
Kibbutz Shefayim

7.3.2006 – 29.3.2006

Program of Studies:
Aquaculture in Israel; Ecological constraints; Infrastructure; Supporting services;
Production planning; Research and development; Genetic improvement; Methods of
culture; Management of fish pounds; Growing in re-circulated systems; Water quality;
Cage culture; Hatcheries; System design; Nutrition; Disease control; Technology and
equipment; Economic aspects and marketing; Food safety.


Requirements for Admission:
This course is designed for professionals from public institutions, private companies and
non-governmental organizations involved in Aquaculture. Candidates must have at least
3 years of experience in the subject as well as an academic degree and good command of
written and spoken English.
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Agricultural Challenges in the Era of Globalization
Bilingual Seminar (English/French)

Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development
Center for International Agricultural Cooperation (CINADCO)
Kibbutz Shefayim

8.5.2005 – 17.5.2006

Program of Studies:
Globalization and agriculture. Visit to AGRITECH International Exhibition. Marketing
of agricultural products. Research and Development. The role of the public and private
sectors in agricultural development. Environmental and ecological considerations.
Certified reproduction material. Communication and information technologies in
agriculture. International standards.


Requirements for Admission:
The seminar is designed for English and/or French speaking senior decision-makers from
governmental agencies and high ranking professionals from private and semi-private
agricultural institutions dealing with development, production, research and agricultural
extension.




R&D of New Concepts in Integrated Pest Management
Agricultural Research Organization (ARO), Institute of Plant Protection, The
Volcani Center, Bet Dagan, in cooperation with the Center for International
Agricultural Development Cooperation (CINADCO)

8.5.2006 – 31.5.2006

Program of Studies:
This course focuses on number of key aspects of plant protection: biological, physical
and balanced chemical control; plant resistance and sanitation; early detection of
pathogens and pests; forecasting seasonal development of pests using modern,
environment-friendly approaches. The course will consist of lectures, field trips to farms
as well as supervised design of IPM programs for specific agricultural systems.


Requirements for Admission:
The course is designed for the academic staff of universities and agricultural research
institutions as well as senior extension staff working in the area of plant protection.
Applicants from other institutions with at least a first academic degree and 3 years of
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experience in plant protection are welcome to apply. Good command of the English
language and computer office programs are essential.




Pressurized Irrigation Systems for Intensive Crop Production
Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development
Center for International Agricultural Development Cooperation (CINADCO)
Kibbutz Shefayim

9.5.2006– 14.6.2006

Program of Studies:
Water in Israel. Hydraulics of pressurized irrigation systems. Irrigation methods: drip,
sprinkler. Mechanized irrigation. Irrigation control head. Pumping systems. Filtration.
Automation. Irrigation design software. Water quality. Crop nutrition. Water
requirements of crops. Irrigation regime determination. Irrigation monitoring. Irrigation
scheduling. Greenhouse irrigation. Fertilization and Fertigation. Irrigation system design.

Requirements for Admission:
The course is designed for agricultural extension staff and specialists from the
government, the private and NGO sectors involved in the field of irrigation. Candidates
should have at least 2-3 years of experience in vegetable production and pressurized
systems, a relevant academic degree and good command of written and spoken English.




Biotechnology and Bioinformatics in Agriculture: Plants and
Microorganisms

The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Faculty of Agricultural,
Food and Environmental Quality Sciences, Division for External Studies, Rehovot

9.5.2006 - 6.7.2006


Program of Studies:
    Molecular Biology: Applications in Agriculture
    Molecular Biology: Applications in the Food Industry
    Molecular Biology: Aspects of Plant Pathogens
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      Biological Control
      Genetic Engineering of Plants and Plant Breeding
      Plant Tissue Culture - Basic Methods and Application
      The Role of Microorganisms in Biotechnological Processes
      Bioinformatics
      Biological Nitrogen Fixation

The course is aimed at training participants from developing countries to promote the use
of new biotechnological techniques in modern agricultural production. From our
experience, the contacts made by participants during the course often lead to research
cooperation between various countries and the scientists at the Faculty. Biotechnology,
including genetic engineering, has expanded the horizons of agricultural development.
Industrial technologies related to agriculture have also benefited. The main areas of
current biotechnological research at the Faculty are: Crop Improvement, Plant Protection,
Biofertilization, Cell and Tissue Culture, Recycling of Agricultural Wastes and
Bioremediation.

Requirements for Admission:
M.Sc. degree or above in biology or agriculture from a recognized university. The
language of instruction is English. Participants whose native tongue isn't English must
furnish proof of proficiency in this language. Basic knowledge in molecular biology.
Professional experience in the field.




Capacity Building for Training and Entrepreneurship in Agriculture
Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development
Center for International Agricultural Development Cooperation (CINADCO)
Kibbutz Shefayim

11.7.2006 – 2.8.2006

Program of Studies:
The role of training and extension in agriculture; Identification of training needs;
Agricultural extension: Principles, approaches and methods; Promotion of
entrepreneurship ventures; Entrepreneurship Centers; Economical considerations;
Monitoring and evaluating; Business environment; Business planning; Management
styles; Strategic aspects in project planning; Capital budgeting; The art of negotiation;
New trends in modern agriculture; Supporting systems in agriculture; The art of selling;
Marketing concepts and applications.


Requirements for Admission:
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The course is designed for professionals in charge of planning, supporting and
implementing agricultural entrepreneurship projects from governmental, NGOs and
private institutes. Candidates must have at least three years experience in the subject, as
well as an academic degree related to the subject and a good command of written and
spoken English.




R&D in Agricultural Engineering Technologies
Agricultural Research Organization (ARO), Institute of Agricultural Engineering,
The Volcani Center, Bet Dagan, in cooperation with the Center for International
Agricultural Development Cooperation (CINADCO).


6.9.2006 – 19.9.2006

Program of Studies:
The most important subjects as related to Agricultural Engineering will be discussed in
this workshop: Precision Farming; N.D.T (Non Destructive Testing); New technologies;
R&D in Irrigation; New technologies in I.P.M (Integrated Pest Management); Quality
Management; Greenhouse Engineering; Mechanization. The workshop will consist of
lectures, field trips to farms and places of interest and design of new agricultural
equipment in various agricultural systems.


Requirements for Admission:
The workshop is designed for the academic staff of universities and agricultural
engineering research institutions as well as senior extension staff working in the area of
agricultural engineering. Applicants from other institutions with at least a first academic
degree and 3 years of experience in agricultural engineering are welcome to apply.
Good command of the English language is essential.




Poultry Management: Nutritional, Physiological and Veterinary
Aspects

The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Faculty of Agricultural,
Food and Environmental Quality Sciences, Division for External Studies, Rehovot

6.11.2006 - 1.12.2006
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Program of Studies:
Poultry nutrition
    Feed evaluation, requirements and technology
    Exercises in ration formulation

Disease of poultry
        Bacterial, viral and protozoal diseases
        Epidemiology and pathology
        Treatment and prevention with emphasis on respiratory and alimentary
           diseases

Poultry management
        Broiler production
        Egg production
        Breeders, management for light and heavy strains
        Quality of poultry products

Poultry physiology
    Reproduction
    Digestive tract physiology
    Photo stimulation of birds
    Light and poultry production


The aim of the course is to train participants in the subject of poultry science (physiology,
production, management, veterinary and nutritional aspects) in order to enable
participants to apply new tools towards finding solutions to specific local problems in
their countries.

Requirements for Admission:
M.Sc. degree or above in animal sciences from a recognized university. The language
of instruction is English. Participants whose native tongue isn't English must furnish
proof of proficiency in this language. Professional experience in the field.




Agriculture and the Environment: Practices and Processes in Soil and
Water
Agricultural Research Organization (ARO), Institute of Soil, Water and
Environmental Sciences, The Volcani Center, Bet Dagan, in cooperation with the
Center for International Agricultural Development Cooperation (CINADCO)
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7.11.2006 –28.11.2006


Program of Studies:
The course covers a variety of issues related to the interaction between agriculture and
the environment. The main topics to be discussed are: irrigation with marginal waters
(saline and treated sewage) – agricultural and environmental considerations, recycling
sewage sludge, soil-pesticides interaction (sorption, degradation, volatilization, bound
residues), hydrology of dissolved contaminants, soil microbial ecology and interactions in
the root, and soil and water conservation (runoff and erosion, salinity, sodicity and ion
toxicity).


Requirements for Admission:
The course is designed for researchers and academic staff of agricultural research
institutes and universities, and senior executive staff active in the topics covered in the
course. Applicants should have relevant academic degrees and at least 3 years of
experience in their work. Good command of the English language is essential.




Intensive Vegetable Production under Protected Conditions

Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development
Center for International Agricultural Development Cooperation (CINADCO)
Kibbutz Shefayim

14.11.2006 – 6.12.2006

Program of Studies:
Vegetable Production in Protected Conditions; Plastic Covering Material; Irrigation
Methods in Vegetable Production; Soil Preparation; Substrates; Post Harvest Treatment
of Fresh Produce; Greenhouse Technology; Plant Protection; Biological Pest
Management; Marketing of Fresh Vegetables; Vegetable Growers Organizations in
Israel; Research and Development in Vegetable Production.


Requirements for Admission:
The course is designed for professionals from public institutions, and from the private
and governmental sectors involved in vegetable production. Candidates must have at least
3 years of experience in the field, as well as an academic degree and full command of
written and spoken English.
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                Education and Community Development


Crisis Intervention in the Community and the Family
The Golda Meir Mount Carmel International Training Center (MCTC)
Haifa
9.1.2006 – 2.2.2006


Program of Studies:
The program will present the latest research, theories and techniques in this rapidly evolving
field. Models of crisis intervention will be examined, including therapeutic intervention,
short-term intervention and outreach prevention; as well as ethical and professional issues.
Sessions will be devoted to developing and managing cost-effective community programs,
such as crisis hotlines, intervention centers and services for emergency relief. Additional
topics to be addressed in the workshop will include terrorism; family violence, youth in
distress, etc.


Requirements for Admission:
The workshop is designed for women and men, 30-50 years old, who hold senior positions in
governmental and non-governmental organizations and are responsible for developing,
managing, planning or operating services for short and long term intervention.
Psychologists, health-care professionals, lawyers, police, social workers and directors of
centers/services in the field of crisis intervention are invited to apply. Candidates should
have at least 7 years’ experience as well as relevant professional higher education. A good
command of written and spoken English is essential.




Community Education and Educational Initiatives
The Aharon Ofri International Training Center
Ramat Rachel, Jerusalem

9.1.2006 – 2.2.2006


Program of Studies:
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The educational process is a very important component of community dynamics. Today,
an increasing number of schools and learning centers operate within and on behalf of the
community; in return, the schools receive funds and other resources from the community.
The course will explore different models of connection between the educational process,
the schools and the community. It will also examine the mutual influence of educational
advancement and community development, particularly the ways in which the
community influences and assists the educational process. This dynamic process is
constantly renewing itself. New projects must be initiated and developed for the process
to lead to optimal results. The initiatives may come from above, through formal
educational channels, or from below, through those working directly with schools –
teachers, counselors, and others. The initiatives are usually attempts to answer needs that
arise; and they can also be creative ideas for improving the learning process.

The course will present national and local projects in the area of science and technology,
as well as socially-oriented projects focused on life skills, prevention, health education,
and more. The course will also explore processes for encouraging the initiation and
development of local projects.

The aim of the course will be to examine the points of interface between schools and the
community and to present community schools and the contribution they make to their
students and communities. The course will also present on-going initiatives and projects
in Israel, explore methods for initiating projects in other places, and provide tools for
encouraging the initiation and implementation of educational projects.

Requirements for Admission:
The course is intended for directors, supervisors and senior staff of the educational system,
both at the regional and national level. Participants should have an academic degree, with at
least 5 years of experience in the relevant fields. A good command of written and spoken
English is essential.




Psycho Social Care for AIDS Orphans
The Golda Meir Mount Carmel International Training Center (MCTC)
Haifa
6.2.2006 – 2.3.2006


Program of Studies:
Children at risk: ecological perspectives in the community; assessing risk factors of AIDS
orphans and their needs – health, education, social and emotional; psycho-social care:
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definitions, objectives and skills. Development theory: caregiver-baby relationship;
attachment theory, self esteem; trauma and loss: resilience; coping strategies; therapeutic
skills: experiential approaches. Visits will be made to relevant settings: orphanages,
hospitals, etc. under the auspices of the Ministries of Health, Welfare and Education.


Requirements for Admission:
The workshop is open to women and men between 30- 50 years old. Candidates should have
completed academic studies or relevant professional training in social work, community
work, psychology, nursing, medicine, teacher training, or be university lecturers. They
should have at least 7 years of professional experience in the field. A good command of
spoken and written English is essential




Media Strategies for Social Change
The Golda Meir Mount Carmel International Training Center (MCTC)
Haifa
6.3.2006 – 30.3.2006


Program of Studies:
The program will analyze the role of the media as a tool for social change; reviewing
theoretical communication models; media literacy and skills; use of media in marketing
community programs and campaigns; services and mobilization of support for special
interest groups; grassroots organizing; litigation; public education and advocacy journalism
as tools for changing public opinion.
During the workshop, participants will analyze and plan public relations campaigns using
information technology to best advantage. Participants will have the opportunity to create
short documentary films. Observation visits will be made to the various media organizations
in Israel.


Requirements for Admission:
The workshop is designed for women and men between 30-50 years old, journalists who
work with NGOs or report on socio/economic issues, public relations officers who plan
media strategy for their human service organizations. Candidates are expected to have
completed academic studies or equivalent professional training in public relations
management, journalism or other related fields. A good command of written and spoken
English is essential.
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Education for Science and Technology
The Aharon Ofri International Training Center
Ramat Rachel, Jerusalem

6.3.2006–30.3.2006

Program of Studies:
    To analyze the role of scientific and technological education in national
      development.
    To become familiar with new concepts, methods and tools concerning science and
      technology teaching.
    To acquire knowledge of various educational projects and curricula in Israel.
    To exchange experiences acquired in the participants’ countries.
    To be familiar with frameworks and methods of the use of Internet and Distance
      Learning and to analyze possibilities of implementing them at national, local and
      institutional levels.
    Use of teaching aids from simple and low cost materials to modern and
      sophisticated instruments.
    To adapt the planning of science teaching to the socioeconomic realities of the
      participants’ institutions.
    To consider the possibility for future cooperation between the participants’
      countries and the Israeli educational system.


Requirements for Admission:
The seminar is intended for senior staff of educational system, decision/policy makers,
supervisors and academic researchers in the field of science and technology education. A
good command of written and spoken English is essential.




Aspects of Holistic Infant Development for Doctors, Psychologists,
Paramedics and Community Workers
The Golda Meir Mount Carmel International Training Center (MCTC)
Haifa


5.6.2006 – 29.6.2006
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Program of Studies:
Child-rearing practices and parental roles in the various cultures; creating an environment
conducive to satisfying children’s holistic developmental needs; concepts of child
development with special emphasis on neurological development and brain function;
physiological and emotional development; integrative strategies for meeting development
needs; building multi-disciplinary teams and teamwork; definition of the special roles of the
team members and forming an integrative approach to the problem; analyzing case studies;
parental involvement; developing communication skills within the team and with the
families; advantages and disadvantages of various models of child care: older sister, nanny,
family day care, day care, etc.; enrichment programs – home-based and others; support
groups for young and/or single mothers; visits to relevant institutions which deal with
children from birth to 3 years, within the framework of the Ministry of Education, Health
and Social Welfare


Requirements for Admission:
The workshop is open to women and men between 30-50 years of age. Candidates should
have completed academic studies or relevant professional training in child development,
public health, social work, developmental psychology, or related fields. They should have at
least 7 years of professional experience in the following areas: paediatrics, child psychology,
nursing, occupational- physical- or language therapy, community social work, nursing,
facilitating groups, working with children from 0-3 years and their families. A good
command of spoken and written English is essential.




Programs to Prevent Drug Abuse (*)

The Aharon Ofri International Training Center
Ramat Rachel, Jerusalem

6.6.2006 -30.6.2006


Background:
During the past few years, drug and alcohol abuse amongst the world’s youth has become
a troubling phenomenon, endangering not only the user but also his surrounding
environment and society at large. Although such abuse is particularly prevalent among
disconnected youth as well as among troubled and marginal populations, there is no
doubt that today it penetrates all levels of population, even those once considered low-
risk.

Drug and alcohol abuse is a multifaceted, multidimensional problem. It contains
economic, cultural, educational, social and legal components, each of which “impacts” to
one degree or another, on the population and place where the problem exists – and, at the
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same time, its effects influence each one of these components. Thus, the war against drug
and alcohol abuse necessitates joint, simultaneous efforts by various authorities and
governmental offices, as well as international cooperation to help reduce the extent of the
problem. In Israel, as in other countries, there are quite a number of authorities and
agencies dealing with the issue of drug and alcohol abuse. These include, among others,
governmental offices, voluntary bodies, enforcement and judicial authorities.
The central authority which coordinates the activities of all the agencies is the Anti-Drug
Authority (ADA). Its aim is to advance education and prevention, treatment and
rehabilitation, research and evaluation, personnel and training development, community
activities, and more.

Program of Studies:
The aim of the course is to introduce the function of these authorities both separately and
together and investigate possible solutions according to the different realities in each
country. The objectives and main topics are acquisition of new concepts and
methodologies in the field of drug abuse. Information, preventive education prevention
activities within schools, psychological counseling services, youth rehabilitation services,
informal education and special programs for youth and young adults. Treatment and
rehabilitation: day centers, prison services, therapeutic communities, Israeli models of
treatment frameworks. Research and information - analysis of updated situations, surveys
of changing trends and the impact of various campaigns. Law enforcement: policy and
legislation (police, justice, finance and defense ministries, punishment policies).
Community action and volunteerism. There will be organized excursions to the Holy
Sites as well as to sites of general and historical interest. Social and cultural activities will
be arranged.

Requirements for admission:
The course is intended for educators, social workers, directors of rehabilitation and
treatment centers, researchers and high-level law enforcement officers. Applicants must
have an academic degree in a relevant field (education, social
services, etc.) A good command of written and spoken English is essential.


(*) This course will be funded by the participants
    Cost: US $2375 per person (not including air fares)




Educational Staff and Skills Development

The Aharon Ofri International Training Center
Ramat Rachel, Jerusalem


23.10.2006 – 16.11.2006
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Program of Studies:
The changes taking place in the world in every aspect of life have a great and
immediate influence on the nature and functions of education systems personnel,
particularly the educational staffs, whose role it is to mediate between the world and
the student.

To compete with this challenge, the educational system must concern itself with
developing educational personnel who can contend with their weighty
responsibilities and with the continual support and improvement of its most
important reserve – teachers, principals, supervisors and counselors.

The process of training educational personnel, from training apprentices to in-
service training, from defining teacher functions and those of guidance counselors
and advisors, is a subject that occupies every nation. In Israel, where national
responsibilities are many and serious, including dealing with the absorption of
many immigrant groups simultaneous with emergency situations, the role of
instructional personnel is crucial and highly complex. Their training is a vital
element in their ability to do their work, and includes some unconventional
approaches. The goal of the course is to present Israel's methods of training and
development of teachers, guidance counselors, and educational staff.

Establishing and implementing educational staff training policy are examined,
definition of functions, processes of remuneration, internships, diverse forms of
training and adaptation to changes in the educational system, study subjects and the
educational outlook.


Requirements for Admission:
High level regional and national educational staff, principals, counselors, supervisors,
researchers in the relevant field and lecturers at teachers’ training schools. A good command
of written and spoken English is essential.



Special Needs of Women and Youth at Risk
The Golda Meir Mount Carmel International Training Center (MCTC)
Haifa


30.10.2006 - 23.11.2006


Program of Studies:
The program will address two highly vulnerable populations - women and youth. It will
examine the physical and psychological realities and traditional cultural roles, providing a
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cohesive understanding of the complex interactions between gender and social structures;
human rights concepts, reproductive rights, etc.
During the workshop sessions will be devoted to analysis of relevant issues; sexual
exploitation and trafficking, HIV/AIDS transmission, health services, psycho-social support,
skills training, violence in the family, support and self-help services for women and youth.
Special needs in conflict and post conflict situations will be explored.


Requirements for Admission:
The workshop is designed for women and men, 30-50 years old, who hold senior positions in
governmental and non-governmental organizations and are responsible for developing,
managing, planning or operating services for women and youth; psychologists, health-care
professionals, lawyers, police, social workers and directors of centers/ services for women
and youth in distress. Candidates should have had a minimum of 5 years’ professional
experience in the field. A good command of written and spoken English is essential.




Services for Children with Special Needs
The Golda Meir Mount Carmel International Training Center (MCTC)
Haifa
27.11.2006 –21.12.2006


Program of Studies:
This workshop is concerned with children with special needs, mentally challenged, autistic
(pervasive developmental difficulties) ranging from high to low performance. The program
will include needs assessment planning programs, placement of children in various
frameworks; support and guidance for the parents and family; responsibility and
involvement of the community, departments of education, health and welfare – integrative
team work.
Visits will be made to relevant frameworks; case studies, discussions in small groups,
workshops and lectures. Special interests of participants will be considered in addition to the
program.


Requirements for Admission:
This workshop is open to men and women between 30-50 years of age, head teachers,
principals, directors, supervisors and coordinators of regular and special education settings
and early primary classes from 4-8 years old, teacher trainers, psychologists, social and
community workers and paramedical staff; professionals working with the age group of birth
to eight years. Candidates should have completed academic studies or relevant professional
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training in early childhood and special education. They should have at least 7 years
experience in the field. A good command of spoken and written English is essential.




                      Economic and Social Development



Non-Formal Education for Peace:
Training Leaders of Youth and Student Organizations

Negev Institute for Strategies of Peace and Development (NISPED)
Beer Sheva

30.1.2006 – 25.2.2006

Program of Studies:
Non formal education can play a constructive and innovative role in the process of
preparing young people to engage in beneficial social practice within their
communities, be these communities suffering from armed conflict or internal
tensions. It can play a critical role in overcoming the worldview that is created in an
atmosphere of animosity and hate that robs young people of hope and contributes to
an ever-increasing spiral of violence and nihilism. The course shall provide
participants with practical skills and understanding for implementation of these
methodologies along with strengthening them as practitioners.

We will explore the role of civil society and youth organizations in conflict
management and we shall exchange and practice modes and methodologies. We will
familiarize ourselves with cross cultural communication, democratic leadership and
information technologies. Each participant will prepare a project proposal relevant to
their community. Finally, we shall do all the above while enjoying ourselves and
creating within the group a living example of the implementation of non-formal
educational techniques.

Requirements for Admission:
This course is designed for leaders and trainers active in youth and student organizations,
for educators and educational administrators concerned with the field, for leaders of
parents' groups, NGO's and other civil society bodies involved in these activities.
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Women’s Entrepreneurship and Microenterprise Development
The Golda Meir Mount Carmel International Training Center (MCTC)

Haifa
6.3.2006 – 30.3.2006

Program of Studies:
National and regional policies for promoting microenterprises; support systems for
women entrepreneurs; new trends in marketing; the use of simple promotion
methods; women in business networking; running microenterprises in a world of
technological changes; encouraging entrepreneurship at an early age; assertiveness
and negotiation skills for women; study visits. Final assignment: implementing a
plan for supporting women entrepreneurs.


Requirements for Admission:
The program is planned for women of 28-50 years old, involved in supporting
women in microenterprises in the field of management, marketing, promotion,
training and supervision, working in NGOs, women’s organizations, government
institutes and agencies for business support and development. Candidates are
expected to have an academic degree or equivalent diploma in social science,
economics, business administration, industrial management or related subjects and
at least five (5) years of relevant professional experience in the field of
microenterprise development. A good command of spoken and written English is
essential.




Comprehensive and Integrative Support Systems for SMEs:
A Central Factor of Development Policy
Negev Institute for Strategies of Peace and Development (NISPED)
Beer Sheva

6.3.2006 – 30.3.2006

Program of Studies:
Contribution of SMEs to the economy, to the society and to the individual; free market
conditions influencing SMEs; structuring government policies for further development of
SMEs; role of central, local and regional governments in promoting entrepreneurship and
SMEs; creating and managing a comprehensive support system (consulting, finance,
training, information); cooperation between governments and the private business sector
for the promotion of SMEs; managing local/regional small business development centers
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(SBDCs); promoting non-farm small businesses in rural regions; SMEs in the service of
specific sectors of the population, such as: women, young people, minority groups;
support measures for small and beginning exporters; entrepreneurship - promotion and
education for adults and school classes; supporting R&D and high-tech start-ups and
innovation management techniques; group work on projects; visits to relevant
institutions; and participation in the international conference.


Requirements for Admission:
The course is designed for decision makers; senior staff of government ministries
involved in economic, industrial and social development; regional and local
governments; entrepreneurial and SME support and promotion agencies; banks and
development financial institutions; leaders of chambers of commerce and non-
governmental economic and social associations (NGOs); leaders of SME associations:
international organizations involved in development issues; economists, business
consultants and trainers.




Comprehensive Training for Development –
Linking Vocational and Entrepreneurial Education

Negev Institute for Strategies of Peace and Development (NISPED)
Beer Sheva

8.5.2006 – 1.6.2006

Program of Studies:
Importance of entrepreneurship in the knowledge based society; linking vocational and
entrepreneurial training: concept, areas of relevance; alternative methods, problems,
prospects; vocational training for adults; vocational training at college and school levels;
managing of vocational training systems; planning and preparation of training programs;
training the trainers; curriculum planning; contribution of SMEs to the economy, society
and the individual; teaching managerial skills in vocational training systems; role of
government in planning and promoting vocational training; role of central, regional and
local governments in promoting entrepreneurship and SMEs; financial and non financial
support measures for entrepreneurs and start-ups: problems in training schemes for
entrepreneurs and start-ups; local/regional small business development centers (SBDCs);
working with specific sectors of the population, such as: women, young people, minority
groups; visits to vocational training institutions, colleges and schools, SME support
organizations, and more; Preparing final projects.

Requirements for Admission:
The course is designed for decision makers, senior staff of central, regional and local
governments involved in vocational training and in promotion of SME; senior staff in
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regional and national vocational education systems; supervisors and directors of
vocational training schools; entrepreneurial and SME support and promotion agencies;
vocational training programmers and trainers; as well as for leaders of SMEs
associations, business trainers and business consultants.

Note: This course will be conducted in cooperation with the Technological College of the
Negev. Two major divisions of the ILO (International Labor Organization) will take part
in the program: the Job Creation and Enterprise Development Division and the Skills,
Knowledge and Employability Division.



Microcredit and other Support Systems for Women in Small Businesses
The Golda Meir Mount Carmel International Training Center (MCTC)
Haifa
21.8.2006 – 14.9.2006

Program of Studies:
The workshop aims at widening knowledge of support systems for small scale
entrepreneurs as a tool for regional and local development; becoming acquainted with
different microcredit schemes; defining parameters and needs related to the functions of
support institutions.
The program will include national and regional policies of financial support for small
businesses; business training and encouragement of entrepreneurship at an early age;
tools for running microenterprises in a world of technological change; organizing a small
business; marketing strategies for small businesses; the Internet as a source of
information and advice; strategies of empowerment and self help; support systems for
entrepreneurs - the Israeli experience in small enterprise development; women in
business networking; preparation of a plan for supporting women entrepreneurs; visits to
support institutions, small business development centers.


Requirements for Admission:
The program is planned for professionals aged 28 -50, working in governmental
institutions and agencies, in NGOs dealing with microcredit and small business support
and development, heads of women’s organizations, and other SME support agencies.
Candidates are expected to have relevant studies in regional planning, social sciences,
economics, business administration, industrial management or related subjects, with a
minimum of five years of work experience. A good command of spoken and written
English is essential.
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                       Rural and Urban Development


Local Economic Development
Weitz Center for Development Studies, Rehovot

12.1.2006 – 2.3.2006

Program of Studies:
Local economic development and entrepreneurship. Micro-enterprises as tools in local
economic development. Business constraints and opportunities in the rural economy.
Supporting systems for micro-enterprises: finance and banking; technical assistance;
training; business incubators; local centers for entrepreneurship promotion. The public
and private sectors’ roles in the promotion of local economic development. Economic
and financial appraisal of project viability. Monitoring and evaluation. Computer
applications. Case studies. Seminars and panels on local economic plans presented by
participants. Professional field trips.


Requirements for Admission:
Professionals and technicians in the field of tourism, regional and local development with
practical experience in such activities. English language is essential.




Development Projects in Rural Areas
Weitz Center for Development Studies, Rehovot

9.3.2006 – 5.4.2006


Program of Studies:
The Integrative Approach for the development of rural areas. Project planning in the
framework of integrated development. Participants, stages and components of project
planning. Typology and methodology of project planning. Project’s cycle: diagnosis,
identification, preparation, feasibility study, business plan, application. Application
stages. Project areas. Economic, financial and social aspects in project formulation and
evaluation, the integrative model. Case studies. Professional field trips.


Requirements for Admission:
Professionals and technicians in the field of rural development, with practical experience
in such activities. English language is essential.
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Municipal Planning and Services Delivery
Weitz Center for Development Studies, Rehovot
31.10.2006 – 24.11.2006

Program of Studies:
The role of planning in municipal development. The Integrated Approach to municipal
planning. Services delivery: economic services, social services, and municipal services.
Assessing present and future needs for services – demographic and economic projections.
Approaches to rural services delivery. Models of spatial planning. Economic and social
feasibility of services. Public and private cooperation in services delivery. Community
organization and participation in services delivery. Computer applications. Seminars and
panels on services delivery problems. Professional field trips.

Requirements for Admission:
Academic degree and professional experience in a field related to rural development.
English language is essential.




                          Medicine and Public Health


Postgraduate Training in Medicine
Sackler Faculty of Medicine
Tel Aviv University

18.1.2006 – 2.4.2006
8.5.2006 – 21.7.2006
17.10.2006 – 20.12.2006


Program of Studies:
The program offers doctors from different countries with a variety of medical professions
practical training for a period of eleven weeks. The training is conducted daily in hospital
departments affiliated with Sackler Faculty of Medicine of the Tel Aviv University. Each
physician trains in a specific chosen field within his/her specialization. The physicians
are awarded a graduation certificate upon completion of the training.
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Requirements for Admission:
Only candidates with at least four years of clinical experience will be considered for the
program. A full command of written and spoken English is essential.




Organizing Emergency Medical Relief Efforts

The International Institute
Beit Berl, Kfar Saba

26.3.2006 – 8.4.2006

Program of Studies :
Every year thousands of people around the world die from natural disasters and millions
more are hurt. Apart from the human suffering, the financial damages caused by these
catastrophes are estimated at billions of dollars every year. Natural disasters can not be
stopped but the damage they cause can be contained by a fast and effective response. The
tsunami that recently hit South-East Asia is now considered to be one of the 15 worst
natural disasters in human history. Governments and organizations around the world need
to know how to prepare and respond to such calamities.

Due to the strong international interest in effectively dealing and responding to these
disasters and to minimize as much as possible the damage caused by these catastrophes,
the International Institute in Israel is now offering unique courses designed to train
personnel on how to act in times of crisis and how to prepare in advance the proper
infrastructure to deal with natural disasters.

The main focus of the courses will be:
   1) Training teams to minimize injuries and damages.
   2) Establishing cooperation with active organizations in these fields between
      countries.

Participants will receive lectures from Israeli experts from various organizations
including: Magen David Adom (The Israeli parallel to the Red Cross), The IDF (Israeli
Defense Forces, special response units), Israeli municipalities, and other organizations
that respond to disasters. The course will focus on topics such as: preparing operational
centers for emergencies, preparing emergency supply centers (medications, food, water,
etc.), and training personnel to work under severe pressure, operating hospitals and field
hospitals during emergencies, maintaining preventive medicine.

Requirements for Admission:
The course is designed for doctors, paramedics, trauma and medical personnel, who will
act as the spearhead in the immediate efforts following a natural disaster. Participants can
also include government officials at state or local/municipal level who will be involved in
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responding to a disaster. Participants can also include hospital managers and civil defense
officials.



Emergency Room Nursing and Trauma Care
Clalit Health Services
Dina Academic School of Nursing, Rabin Medical Center, Petah Tikva,


2.7.2006 – 26.7.2006

Program of Studies:
The program offers nurses from different countries continuing education in emergency
room nursing and trauma care. The participants will be exposed to new methods and
approaches practiced in emergency nursing in medical centers throughout Israel. In
addition, through observation of trauma treatment in the ER and trauma center of the Rabin
Medical Center and Schneider Children’s Medical Center of Israel, the participants will
become acquainted with medical and nursing techniques in the treatment of patients of all
ages.

Subjects covered are: triage - principles; nursing intervention and the treatment of patients
and family in emergency and trauma situations; principles of initial first aid in emergency
situations and life saving skills, pre-emergency room treatment; emergency care guidelines
in Israel; high risk populations; emergency care of children; emergency care of the elderly;
psychological aspects in trauma (PTSD); transplantation and organ donation; methods of
diagnosis, nurse’s role; multi-trauma injuries; organization of mass casualties; coordination
and organization of medical personnel.

Requirements for Admission:
Male and female registered nurses accessible to emergency and trauma situations in
hospitals, the community or intensive care units in their home country.
Candidates should be between the ages of 24-45, have a minimum of one year experience
in emergency nursing in the hospital, community or intensive care units, must
understand, speak, read and write English on an academic level, and be in good health.




The Seventh International Course on Developing and Organizing a
Trauma System

The Teaching Center for Trauma, Emergency and Mass Casualty Situations
Rambam Medical Center, Haifa
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22.10.2006 – 17.11.2006


Program of Studies:
    Comprehending the continuity of treatment of trauma patients in a trauma
      system
    Studying the structures involved in the various phases of treatment
    Developing a model of a trauma system appropriate for the student’s country
      of origin

Participants will explore:
    Structure of a national trauma system
    Structure of a local trauma system
    Injury prevention and control: importance and protocols
    Pre-hospital system: treatment, triage, transport, communication, quality
       assurance
    Treatment in the trauma center:
       a. Acute phase: admitting area, operating room
       b. Sub-acute phase: intensive care units - general, neurosurgery, pediatrics
       c. Long-term phase: surgical departments - general, maxillofacial,
         orthopedic, neurosurgery, plastic surgery, etc.
    Rehabilitation
    Steps in developing a specific national trauma system
    Inter-connections in trauma system, pre-hospital-hospital, intra-hospital,
       inter-hospital, government
    Mass casualty situations
    Guidelines and protocol: initial assessment and treatment of a single patient
    Quality assurance
    Research
    The place of the Medical Corps of the Israel Defense Forces in the trauma
       system in Israel.


At the end of the course, students will present a model for the establishment of a trauma
system in his/her country. The project will be presented to a panel of experts. Participants
will complete the course with a working plan constructed of clear ideas for the
implementation of a trauma system and a method for beginning the building of a trauma
system in their own countries.


Requirements for Admission:
The course is intended for physicians, nurses and emergency paramedics. A full
command of written and spoken English is essential.