Policy Training & Education Solutions
A policy is a guide for action, a set of guidelines, rules, regulations, laws, principles, or directions. A policy states what is to be done, who is to do it, how it is to be done and for whom it is to be done. Policy outlines rules, provides principles that guide actions, sets roles and responsibilities, reflects values and beliefs, and states an intention to do something. In other words, policy is a plan of action designed by people with the power to carry it out and enforce it.
The word policy may too often be frightening to most people because they don’t understand the concept or because they tend to think that it is not relevant to them. The truth is that most of us believe that we have no control over policies and that they fall in the realm of government officials, bureaucrats, executive officers and managers.
We live in a world full of policies made at the individual, group, local, national, regional and global level. For example, families may have a policy of “no television on weekdays” or “no smart phone at the dinner table”. Organizations make policies that guide how they operate, stores may have return policies that you as a customer need to be aware of, and schools certainly do have policies that dictate how students are to behave.
Policy, thus, occurs at various levels and points of interaction, and using the right strategies and skills you can successfully navigate and influence all of its aspects. At FLP Bridge, we help clients acquire and develop skills in international policy and some of its related fields through various programs. We offer personalized services for our clients to meet their individual needs. In addition to our policy training programs, we offer policy advice and strategies as well. We provide alternatives to in-house services and a hard-to-find combination of practical experience, knowledge, creativity and confidentiality.
Our training programs include – but are not limited to – conflict resolution, negotiation, mediation, disarmament, demobilization and reintegration (DDR), civil-military relations and elections security, and cross-culture. Our pool of clients and participants includes schools, local and international state authorities, the military and police, political parties, civil society and non-government organizations, as well as businesses involved in various public or private programs. Our training and education programs provide various approaches that adapt course materials or contents to the particular need of a specific group and offer a broad variety of skill-building activities.
Depending on clients’ needs, programs range from half-day workshops to complete 2-3 weeks seminars designed to provide a depth of general knowledge on conflict resolution, negotiation, mediation theories, the DDR process, civil-military relations and elections security, as well as cross-culture and diversity issues. These programs are specifically tailored to the specific needs of participants, helping them comprehend, adopt and apply skills and techniques that they may already possess, but never used contextually.
FLP Bridge uses the problem-based learning methodology, suitable for adult learning, in the delivery of its courses and programs, and participants are required to play an active role under the guidance of an experienced team of facilitators. We deliver our course and program contents using a variety of approaches, such as PowerPoint presentations, lectures, case studies, small group exercises, stories, experience sharing, and simulations among others.