Modules

Find out more about the different training modules, offered by the DAAD Kairo Akademie. The training activities of the DKA take place in the framework of five different topics: Management for Higher Education, Communication, Teaching, Research as well as Institutional Development for institutions of higher education.

For inquiries about the availability of a certain module, kindly send an email to the DAAD Kairo Akademie: kairo.akademie@daadcairo.org

Management for Higher Education

Strategic Leadership

Trainer:
Heba Selim

Language of Instruction:
English

Duration:
One day

Target Group:
Managers & Leaders of groups / Heads of Functions


CONTENT

  • Definition of Leadership
  • Styles of Leadership and best practices
  • Learn from the Masters of Leadership (case studies)
  • Key skills of leadership (Building a team, motivating a team
    towards achieving organizational goals and vision)
  • Creating values & alignment with organizational code of ethics
  • Problem Solving and building trust

LEARNING OUTCOME

By end of workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Understand what is leadership, and best style of
    leadership
  • Learn key skills of leadership
  • Be aware of best practices
  • Come up with an action plan for themselves of how to
    apply concepts in workshop

TRAINER PROFILE

Heba Selim is a Management Consultant and Trainer with 25 years of experience in training in communication and soft skills including management and leadership skills.

Pre-Empting and Managing Conflict

Trainer: 

Selim, Heba Ms.

Language Of Instruction: 

English

Target Group: 
PhD Candidates
Post Docs

Team Leaders

Duration: 

One day (9:00am-4:00pm)

Module Code:
C-04

CONTENT

Participants will be introduced to reasons of conflict in the work place and strategies to pre-empt conflict before it happens. On the other hand, it will also address existing conflict through understanding one self and understanding behavioural styles of others. Participants will be introduced to problem solving and creative thinking and they will be asked to apply them by coming up with an action plan out of the box of how they will apply knowledge in workshop to avoid future conflict and to address existing ones.

Training Methods:

Presentation of theoretical part, exercises, open discussions, self assessment, case studies, group work and action plan

LEARNING OUTCOME

  1. tools and strategies to help them  pre-empt conflict
  2. tools and tactics to address existing conflict
  3. Understanding of their role in changing status quo by applying self awareness, problem solving & creative thinking
  4. Application of concepts by creating an action plan to walk the talk

TRAINER PROFILE

Heba Selim is a Management Consultant and Trainer with 25 years of experience in training in communication and soft skills including management and leadership skills.

Strategic Planning as Core to Strategic Management

Trainer: 

Selim, Heba

Language Of Instruction:
English

Target Group:
Senior and Middle Management

Duration:
One Day (09:00-15:00)


CONTENT

  • What is Strategic Management?
  • Why Strategic Planning?
  • Difference between Strategic Planning and Operational Planning
  • Steps of Strategic Planning ( Role Play / Application step by step on their corresponding institution )
    1. Mission
    2. Vision
    3. Situation Analysis ( PESTEL & SWOT )
    4. Strategic Goals
    5. Strategic Objectives
    6. Strategic Tactics, timeline & budget
    7. Evaluationo be able to use technology to build their digital question banks.

LEARNING OUTCOME

By the end of the workshop participants should be able to:

  • Understand what is strategic management and its importance
  • Learn the steps of strategic planning
  • Apply steps of strategic planning to their organization ( briefly )

ORGANIZATIONAL REMARKS 

Trainer need vision, mission and strategic goals of any of
participants organizations prior to workshop

TRAINER PROFILE

Heba Selim is a Management Consultant and Trainer with 25 years of experience in training in communication and soft skills including management and leadership skills.

Project Management

Trainer: 

El-Tobgui, Mona Dr.

Language Of Instruction: 

English

Target Group: 
PhD Candidates
Post Docs

Team Leaders

Duration: 

1 Day (6 + 1 hours / 9am-5pm)

Module Code: 
ID-06

CONTENT 

This module is intended to be an introduction to project management. The primary objective is to acquaint participants with a basic overview of project management, and the role of a project manager throughout the processes of managing projects. The module provides the basics and core methodology needed to manage projects or participate on project teams.

Though the module does not involve any project management software application, but instead the participants will learn how to use project management techniques to plan, organize, control, document, and close out their projects successfully and with minimum risk.

LEARNING OUTCOME

  • Define the phases of the Project Management Life Cycle and a project manager’s role in each phase
  • List and discuss basic project success criteria and common reasons for project failure
  • Apply techniques for setting up a strong project team
  • Apply techniques for planning and sequencing project activities
  • List the cost elements that should be included in a project budget
  • Identify key elements of project management communications and reporting tools
  • Discuss key activities of project close-out

ORGANIZATIONAL REMARKS

Training Methods:

  • Theoretical inputs and presentations
  • Practice through group discussions, interactive sessions, role playing if time allows
  • Self reflection and brainstorming

Necessary tools:

  • Data show, laptop, flipchart, soft board, flash cards, pins, blank papers, pens, markers, glue, scotch tape

TRAINER PROFILE

Mona Mohamed El Tobgui is an assistant Professor at the National Research Centre and the Senior Advisor of Fraunhofer in Egypt.

Leading Teams

Trainer: 

Drewes, Sonja Ms.

Language Of Instruction: 

English

Target Group: 
PhD Candidates
Post Docs

Team Leaders

Duration: 
1 Day (6 + 1 hours / 9am-5pm)
Module Code:

C-13


CONTENT

Participants will be aware of their own leadership style and sensitized for other styles. This will help them to recognize team member strengths easily and integrate them effectively in a team. Teambuilding activities will guide them through the different stages of group development. After each stage they will reflect their motivation and problem and conflict solving skills. Also they will examine the role of the leader in each stage. Furthermore, they will be given useful hints how to build and develop a high performance team.

LEARNING OUTCOME

  • Be aware of your leadership style, motivation and problem and conflict solving skills
  • Recognize team member strengths
  • Understand team dynamics and development
  • Know how to support your team in the different stages of the group development process

ORGANIZATIONAL REMARKS 

Training Methods:

  • Theoretical inputs and presentations
  • Practice through open class and group discussions, interactive sessions, case studies, role playing and more

TRAINER PROFILE

Sonja Drewes holds a diploma in Arabic Language and International Management. Beside her longstanding working experience she was trained as Business Coach, NLP Master Practitioner and Occupational Test User.

Leading in Times of Change

Trainer: 

Drewes, Sonja Ms.

Language Of Instruction: 

English

Target Group:
PhD Candidates
Post Docs

Team Leaders

Duration: 

1 Day – Six Hours

Module Code: 
C-11

CONTENT

This workshops aims to develop and combine your leadership, change management and communication skills in order to succeed and push change through in your organization, department or team. You’ll explore different leadership styles and when to use them. Also, you’ll get to know how to apply the 8-step-process of organizational change and learn how to communicate change effectively to staff resisting it by using conversational change techniques.

LEARNING OUTCOME

  • Know different leadership styles and how to apply them appropriately
  • Know how to create a change culture in your organization, department or team and lead others successfully through challenging times
  • Be able to use advanced communication skills for results, support and motivation of others

ORGANIZATIONAL REMARKS

Training Methods:

  • Theoretical inputs and presentations
  • Practice through open class and group discussions, interactive sessions, case studies, role playing and more

TRAINER PROFILE

Sonja Drewes holds a Diploma in Arabic Language and International Management. Beside her longstanding working experience she was trained as Business Coach, NLP Master Practitioner and Occupational Test User.

Communication

Self Marketing

Trainer: 

Salama, Heba Dr.

Language Of Instruction: 

English

Target Group: 
Master Students

PhD Candidates

Duration: 

One Day (9:00am- 4:00pm)

Module Code: 
C-08

CONTENT

This module defines self marketing and explains why it is important in the career. It explains the different components of a successful self marketing (resume – motivation letter – self introduction – interview – networking). Participants will learn how to utilize one’s own strength points and, thus, improve their self marketing skills.

LEARNING OUTCOME

  • Structure and design own resume according to the international standards
  • Write a convincing motivation / cover letter
  • Introduce themselves clearly and effectively
  • Identify own strength points / individual character
  • Recognize the importance of networking and benefit from their own networks
  • Deal with difficult/sudden situations during an interview

ORGANIZATIONAL REMARKS

Necessary tools:
  • Data show + laptop
  • Flip-chart + paper sheets
  • Pin board + cards

White board + colored markers

TRAINER PROFILE

Dr. Heba Salama is a DAAD-Alumna employed as Associate Professor of Crop Science at the Faculty of Agriculture, Alexandria University. Currently, she is the president of the communication and international relations office at her faculty.

Self Management

Trainer: 

Salama, Heba Dr.

Language Of Instruction: 

English

Target Group: 
Master Students

PhD Candidates

Duration:

1 Day (6 + 1 hours / 9am-4pm)

Module Code:
C-09

CONTENT

This module defines and explains the different elements of self-management and links them to the successful career. Participants will learn how to set their own priorities & manage their time & resources effectively. They will also know how to utilize one’s own abilities & strength points, at the same time overcome their personal barriers and, thus, improve their self-management skills. In addition, they will practice developing a planning strategy that fit their needs.

LEARNING OUTCOME

  • State why efficient self-management is very important for a successful career move.
  • Define & set own priorities.
  • Manage the risk of time & resources, & learn some anti-procrastination strategies.
  • Identify personal barriers & supports.
  • Develop an individually tailored planning strategy.

ORGANIZATIONAL REMARKS

Training Methods:
  • Theoretical inputs and presentations
  • Practice through open class and group discussions & exercises, interactive sessions, role playing and more.

Necessary tools:

  • Data show + laptop
  • Flip-chart + paper sheets
  • Pin board + cards

White board + colored markers

TRAINER PROFILE

Dr. Heba Salama is a DAAD-Alumna employed as Associate Professor of Crop Science at the Faculty of Agriculture, Alexandria University. Currently, she is the president of the communication and international relations office at her faculty.

Scientific Thinking And Argumentation Skills For Problem Solving

Trainer:

Taha, Mohamed Mr.

Language Of Instruction: 

English

Target Group: 
PhD Candidates
Post Docs
Teaching Staff

Team Leaders

Duration: 

1 Day (6 + 1 hours)

Module Code: 
C-05

CONTENT

This course introduces and applies the basic skills of analyzing information. Attention is given especially to scientific thinking skills, problem solving, observation, analysis, making inferences, interpretation, and argumentation in reading, oral and written expression.

LEARNING OUTCOME

  • Apply the steps of scientific method to solve a problem
  • Make scientific observations
  • Describe observations
  • Distinguish between positive and negative connotations
  • Distinguish among observations, facts, opinions, inferences, and assumptions
  • Make inferences from premises
  • Recognize good arguments
  • Detect faulty arguments
  • Report on how to provide a hypothesis for a given problem in any field of study
  • Analyze information gathered to confirm or reject a hypothesis

ORGANIZATIONAL REMARKS

Training Methods:

  • Theoretical inputs and presentations
  • Practice through open class and group discussions, interactive sessions, studies, role playing, etc.
  • Self-reflection and application from a business perspective

Necessary tools:

  • Data show
  • laptop
  • flipchart
  • soft board
  • flash cards
  • pins
  • blank papers
  • pens
  • markers
  • glue
  • scotch tape

TRAINER PROFILE

Mohamed Taha has been working in the field of capacity building for more than 20 years. He is an international trainer who delivers different academic and business related training modules in GUC, DHBW in Germany, DAAD Cairo, and TU-berlin Elgouna Campus.

Public Speaking Skills

Trainer: 

Drewes, Sonja Ms.

Language Of Instruction: 

English

Target Group: 
PhD Candidates
Post Docs

Teaching Staff

Duration: 

1 Day (6 + 1 hours)

Module Code: 
C-01

CONTENT

Participants get to know a variety of rhetorical techniques to consider in preparation of presentations or speeches. Additionally, they explore the basic components of communication and how to integrate them effectively in their delivery of presentations or speeches. They get tips how to deal effectively with disturbances and to overcome stage fright. Last but not least, they have the chance to deliver an extract of their own presentation or speech and get a feedback.

LEARNING OUTCOME 

  • Understand the basic components of communication
  • Integrate rhetorical techniques effectively in the preparation and delivery of your presentation or speech
  • Learn how to deal with disturbances and overcome stage fright
  • Discover your potential to deliver memorable and unique presentations or speeches

ORGANIZATIONAL REMARKS

Training Methods:

  • Theoretical Inputs and Presentations
  • Practice through open class and group discussions, interactive sessions, case studies, role playing and more

Necessary tools:

  • Data show, laptop, flip chart, soft board, flash cards, pins, blank papers, pens, markers, glue, scotch tape

TRAINER PROFILE

Sonja Drewes holds a diploma in Arabic Language and International Management. Beside her longstanding working experience she was trained as Business Coach, NLP Master Practitioner and Occupational Test User.

Presentation Skills

Tainer: 

Selim, Heba Ms.

Language Of Instruction: 

English

Target Group:
Master Students
PhD Candidates
Post Docs
Teaching Staff

Team Leaders

Duration: 

One Day (9:00am- 4:00pm)

Module Code: 
C-06

CONTENT

  • Perception
  • The 4 P’s (Plan, Prepare, Practice & Present)
  • Communication : The 3 V’s (Verbal, Vocal & Visual)
  • Mastering Body Language
  • Handling Difficult Questions
  • Case Studies / Videos
  • Persuasion
  • Do’s and Don’ts
  • Role Play

LEARNING OUTCOME

  • Understand  & manage perception
  • Learn the theoretical components of Presentation Skills – the 4P’s
  • Learn how to manage the stage
  • Learn from practice  in a safe environment
  • Identify all blind spots (areas of development) from feedback
  • Learn the art of rhetoric / persuasion

ORGANIZATIONAL REMARKS

Training Methods:

Presentation of theoretical part, exercises, open discussions, self assessment, case study, group work and action plans

For presentation part needed :

  • Data show + screen
  • Remote control to switch input from computer to video and vice versa
  • 5 Flip charts + flip chart paper
  • Flip chart pens (to match number of participants in 4 different colours + 2)
  • Block notes and pens

TRAINER PROFILE

Heba Selim is a Management Consultant and Trainer with 25 years of experience in training in communication and soft skills including management and leadership skills.

Leading Teams

Trainer: 

Drewes, Sonja Ms.

Language Of Instruction: 

English

Target Group: 
PhD Candidates
Post Docs

Team Leaders

Duration: 
1 Day (6 + 1 hours / 9am-5pm)
Module Code:

C-13


CONTENT

Participants will be aware of their own leadership style and sensitized for other styles. This will help them to recognize team member strengths easily and integrate them effectively in a team. Teambuilding activities will guide them through the different stages of group development. After each stage they will reflect their motivation and problem and conflict solving skills. Also they will examine the role of the leader in each stage. Furthermore, they will be given useful hints how to build and develop a high performance team.

LEARNING OUTCOME

  • Be aware of your leadership style, motivation and problem and conflict solving skills
  • Recognize team member strengths
  • Understand team dynamics and development
  • Know how to support your team in the different stages of the group development process

ORGANIZATIONAL REMARKS 

Training Methods:

  • Theoretical inputs and presentations
  • Practice through open class and group discussions, interactive sessions, case studies, role playing and more

TRAINER PROFILE

Sonja Drewes holds a diploma in Arabic Language and International Management. Beside her longstanding working experience she was trained as Business Coach, NLP Master Practitioner and Occupational Test User.

Effective Cooperation in Teams

Trainer: 
Drewes, Sonja Ms.

Language Of Instruction: 
English

Target Group: 
PhD Candidates
Post Docs
Team Leaders

Duration: 
1 Day (6 + 1 hours / 9am-5pm)

Module Code: 
C-11

CONTENT

Teamwork happens whenever a group of people works together towards a common goal. Herein each person subordinates his or her individual interests and opinions to the unity and efficiency of the group. While the person is still important, teamwork goes beyond the accomplishments of each individual. In this active workshop experience how teamwork evolves; and how you, as an individual, fulfill your role within the team to accomplish the goal.

LEARNING OUTCOME

  • Understand your team role and the team roles of others in order to accomplish the goal
  • Experience and be able to identify the different stages of the team development process
  • Develop mutual understanding and support in cooperation with others

Be sensitized for your own attitude and behavior working with others and the effect on teamwork

ORGANIZATIONAL REMARKS

Training Methods:

  • Theoretical inputs and presentations
  • Practice through open class and group discussions, interactive sessions, case studies, role playing and more

TRAINER PROFILE

Sonja Drewes holds a Diploma in Arabic Language and International Management. Beside her longstanding working experience she was trained as Business Coach, NLP Master Practitioner and Occupational Test User.

Effective Communication in Teams

Trainer: 

Drewes, Sonja Ms.

Language Of Instruction: 

English

Target Group: 
PhD Candidates
Post Docs

Team Leaders

Duration:

One Day (09:00-16:00)

Module Code: 

C-10


CONTENT

While most of us believe we are good in communication, and
in most cases we are, then why as a team we face multiple miscommunications? Poor communication between team members
is a major factor for teams to fail and can lead from unnecessary tension via anxiety through to conflicts amongst team members.

In this active workshop you will gain useful insight on yourcommunication patterns and behavior styles. The game based practice of basic communication techniques, such as active listening, giving and receiving instructions or feedback, etc. help you to get better results in the work with others and enhance the information flow in your team.

LEARNING OUTCOME

  • Analyse your communication style and know how to communicate effectively with people of other styles
  • Develop mutual understanding and clearer communication
    to facilitate the cooperation with other team members
  • Improve your questioning and listening skills
  • Know how to give and receive constructive feedback for
    better work results

TRAINER PROFILE

Sonja Drewes holds a Diploma in Arabic Language and International Management. Beside her longstanding working experience she was trained as Business Coach, NLP Master Practitioner and Occupational Test User.

Debating and Discussing: How to Formulate and Structure Arguments

Trainer: 

Achrainer, Christian Mr.

Language Of Instruction:

English

Target Group: 
Master Students
PhD Candidates

Post Docs

Duration: 

One Day (9:00am- 4:00pm)

Module Code:

C-03

CONTENT

We engage in debates every day and in almost all aspects of life, be it private, social, or professional. Thereby, it is often challenging to persuade others. During the workshop, participants will be provided with techniques and skills to become more convincing. Firstly, we will discuss how to formulate and illustrate an argument by, amongst others, using data, examples, or emotions. Secondly, we will bring arguments in a meaningful order. Thirdly, we will round up the line of argumentation by discussing good opening and closing strategies.

Please note: The focus of the workshop is NOT on written, scientific argumentation (e.g. in academic papers). Nevertheless, several of the discussed techniques can also be applied for this purpose.

LEARNING OUTCOME

  • illustrate an argument and formulate a statement
  • structure an argumentation line
  • effectively prepare for debates
  • take part in debates with more self-confidence
  • convince others of their own position

TRAINER PROFILE

Christian Achrainer is a Cairo-based freelance consultant and lecturer. Before he moved to Egypt in 2015, he worked as a researcher within the German Council on Foreign Relations’ (DGAP) Middle East and North Africa Program.

Dealing with Change

Trainer:

Drewes, Sonja Ms.

Language Of Instruction: 

English

Target Group: 
PhD Candidates
Post Docs

Teaching Staff

Duration:

1 Day (6 + 1 hours / 9am-4pm)

Module Code: 

C-12


CONTENT

  • Meaning of change
  • Coping with fear and resistance
  • The stages of the change process
  • Facing future changes

LEARNING OUTCOME

  • Participants understand the meaning of change and the stages of the change process
  • They reflect on changes in their lives and learn how to cope effectively with future changes
  • They develop strategies to face the challenges of change

ORGANIZATIONAL REMARKS

Training Methods:

  • Theoretical inputs and presentations
  • Practice through open class and group discussions, interactive sessions, case studies, role playing and more

Sonja Drewes holds a Diploma in Arabic Language and International Management. Beside her longstanding working experience she was trained as Business Coach, NLP Master Practitioner and Occupational Test User.

Teaching

University Exams and Digital Question Banks

Trainer: 

Sharaf, Rasha Dr.

Language Of Instruction:
English

Target Group:
Master Students
PhD Candidates
Post Docs
Teaching Staff

Duration:
One Day (09:00-15:00)


CONTENT

Exams and question banks development is a basic academic activity and an essential component of the learning process. Its main purposes are to encourage student learning, to make judgements about student achievement, and to monitor effectiveness of the learning environment.

Different methods of assessment provide the means of ensuring that students can demonstrate the range of their abilities in different situations. Hence, it has become strictly essential that faculty members at Egyptian universities possess related knowledge and skills that enable them design authentic examinations that verify the intended learning outcomes of the academic program and courses.  They should also be able to use technology to build their digital question banks.

LEARNING OUTCOME

By the end of the workshop participants should be able to:

  • Analyse exams against course ILOs
  • Identify basic functions and associated outcomes of the examination process
  • Design an exam using different questioning techniques
  • Evaluate and rate an exam against set of criteria
  • Develop a computer-based / Online question bank

ORGANIZATIONAL REMARKS 

  • PowerPoint presentation and handouts for presentation
  • Worksheets, group work, role play, case studies and posters for active engagement of participants
  • Laptop, data show, flipcharts, flashcards and markers are needed

TRAINER PROFILE

Dr. Rasha Saad Sharaf is an associate Professor of International and Comparative Education and Education Administration at Helwan University. She is a certified trainer from the European Institute for Public Administration (EIPA), Lisbon, Portugal.

Learning Through Projects

Trainer: 

Tahoun, Riham Dr.

Language Of Instruction:

English

Target Group: 

Teaching Staff

Duration: 
One Day (09:00-16:00)

 


CONTENT 

Project Based Learning is a teaching method in which students gain knowledge and skills by working for an extended period of time on a project about an authentic, engaging question, problem or challenge. It combines key knowledge with essential skills like problem solving, communication and collaboration and self-management.

The module describes the concept and the goals/ benefits of this approach, demonstrates a model of a course based on PBL and enables the participants to adapt this model and design a course in their own field using suitable activities they have learned during the module.

LEARNING OUTCOME

The participants

  • get to know the concept of Project Based Learning and the essential Project Design elements
  • become acquainted with the framework of PBL and different PBL activities
  • are able to design a course/ teaching unit based on PBL

TRAINER PROFILE

Dr. Riham Abdalla Ahmed Tahoun is working as Associate Professor at the Faculty of Arts – Helwan University.

Learning Projects in Blended Learning Format

Trainer: 
Tahoun, Riham Dr.

Language Of Instruction: 
English

Target Group: 
Post Docs

Duration: 
One Day (09:00-15:00)

CONTENT

Project Based Learning is a teaching method in which students gain knowledge and skills by working for an extended period of time on a project about an authentic, engaging question, problem or challenge. It combines key knowledge with essential skills like problem solving, communication and collaboration and self-management.

The module describes the concept and the goals/ benefits of this approach, demonstrates a model of a course based on Project Based Learning (PBL) in Blended Learning Format and enables the participants to adapt this model and design a course in their own field using suitable online programs and activities they have learned during the module.

LEARNING OUTCOME

  • get to know the concept of Project Based Learning and the essential Project Design elements
  • become acquainted with the framework of PBL
  • are able to design a course/ teaching unit based on PBL in Blended Learning Format

TRAINER PROFILE

Dr. Riham Abdalla Ahmed Tahoun is working as Associate Professor at the Faculty of Arts – Helwan University.

Taking Your Class Online

Trainer: 

Sharaf, Rasha Dr.

Language Of Instruction: 

English

Target Group: 
PhD Candidates
Post Docs

Teaching Staff

Duration: 
6 hours

CONTENT

  • Online teaching skills.
  • Common software used for online teaching and their potentials.
  • Online teaching strategies.
  • Active learning approaches in online teaching and learning.
  • Student follow-up and evaluation in e-learning.

LEARNING OUTCOME

  • Identify needed resources for running an online classroom
  • Design an online classroom plan
  • Develop offline lectures
  • Apply online interactive lessons
  • Follow-up students’ progress using online tools
  • Manage large numbers of students in Online teaching

ORGANIZATIONAL REMARKS

Participants need:

  • Reliable internet access
  • Computer devices (laptops – tablets – mobile phones)
  • Software and applications to be downloaded and installed (Zoom – Google Classroom – PowerPoint…)

TRAINER PROFILE

Dr. Rasha Saad Sharaf is an associate Professor of International and Comparative Education and Education Administration at Helwan University. She is a certified trainer from the European Institute for Public Administration (EIPA), Lisbon, Portugal.

Constructive Assessment for Learning

Trainer: 
Bahi, Riham Dr.

Language Of Instruction:
English

Target Group:
Master Students
PhD Candidates
Post Docs
Teaching Staff

Duration:
One Day (9:00am- 4:00pm)

Module Code:
T-02


CONTENT

Assessment is indispensable in bringing about student development and overall improvement in their performance. In the absence of adequate assessment, good performance is not recognized and problems with regard to academic competence go uncorrected.

Assessment can sometimes be challenging to even the most experienced instructor.

Therefore, this workshop aims at enhancing assessment skills by introducing the following topics: deep versus surface learning, designing learning outcomes, principles of curriculum design, learning styles, learning cycles, bloom’s taxonomy, SOLO taxonomy, formative vs summative assessment, new trends in assessment.

LEARNING OUTCOME

By the end of the workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Understand and apply key concepts and principles in teaching and learning in higher education, including constructive alignment, learning outcomes, curriculum design, learning styles, assessment for learning and learning skills for students
  • Create a course with learning outcome, assessment methods, content, and modes of delivery

ORGANIZATIONAL REMARKS

  • Theoretical input through Power Point presentation and hand-outs
  • Brainstorming, group discussions, tasks in groups, role play

TRAINER PROFILE

Dr. Riham Bahi is an Associate Professor of international relations at the Faculty of Economics and Political Science, Cairo University.

Research

Academic Research Skills

Trainer: 
Bahi, Riham Dr.

Language Of Instruction: 
English

Target Group: 
Master Students
PhD Candidates

Duration: 
One Day (09:00-15:00)

CONTENT

This workshop aims at equipping participants with necessary academic skills, such as reading, writing, presentation and research skills. These skills are essential for their research work. Topics covered include: timed reading, note-taking, paraphrasing, proper citation, writing for publishing.

LEARNING OUTCOME

  • Read articles/books fast and strategically
  • Communicate ideas clearly in different written and oral format
  • Avoid serious violations such as plagiarism that could jeopardize written work
  • Know the characteristics of a good, publishable paper.

ORGANIZATIONAL REMARKS

Training methods: Presentation of theoretical part, exercises, open discussions, self-assessment, case study, group work and action plans.

TRAINER PROFILE

Dr. Riham Bahi is an Associate Professor of international relations at the Faculty of Economics and Political Science, Cairo University.

ToT Proposal Writing for MSc, PhD and Post-Docs

Trainer: 

El-Fouly, Mohamed Prof. Dr.

Language Of Instruction:
English

Target Group:
Post Docs

Duration:
Two Days (15. & 16.12.2019 from 09:00 to 16:00)


CONTENT

  • What is a proposal and why it is important to write proposals
  • Differences between different  kinds of research proposals
  • Main contents of research proposal
  • What is the difference between activities, outputs, outcomes and objective (impact) of a project
  • Choosing and developing the idea of a project
  • How to plan the writing of the proposal
  • Writing skills
  • Logical frame
  • Calculating costs of the proposal
  • Evaluation of the proposal

LEARNING OUTCOME

The participants shall be able to deal with the needs of the different organizations, which requires proposals for scientific work such as scholarships for ph.D, Fellowships and competitive proposals to acquire funds for research.

Acquire the needed skills to train other candidates and give guidelines to write good proposals for each case.

TRAINER PROFILE

Prof. Dr. Mohamed El-Fouly is professor at the National Research Centre and a DAAD and A.v. Humboldt Alumni.

Scientific Writing Structure and Logic

Trainer: 

Taha, Mohamed Mr.

Language Of Instruction:

English

Target Group: 
Master Students
PhD Candidates
Post Docs

Teaching Staff

Duration: 

1 Day (6 + 1 hours)

Module Code: 
R-06

CONTENT

This module aims at introducing the basic scientific and academic writing skills to researchers and academics. It presents the general principles of clear, persuasive, and logical writing. It deals with simple tips for clarity and brevity in writing. It presents some tips to avoid the trap of plagiarism through application of different techniques of paraphrasing and synthesis. It provides a support for editing and for proof reading manuscripts.

LEARNING OUTCOME

  • Apply techniques of summary & paraphrasing
  • Apply techniques of syntheses
  • Apply 5 techniques of clear writing
  • Apply logical ways to write an Abstract
  • Apply 4 types of support for comprehensive writing

ORGANIZATIONAL REMARKS

This module is an interactive workshop that is focusing on self improvement. Peer reflection, and communicative approach for learning.

TRAINER PROFILE

Mohamed Taha has been working in the field of capacity building for more than 20 years. He is an international trainer who delivers different academic and business related training modules in GUC, DHBW in Germany, DAAD Cairo, and TU-Berlin Elgouna Campus.

Research Processes: Overview and Principles

Trainer: 

Jud, Andrea Ms.

Language Of Instruction: 
English

Target Group: 
Master Students
PhD Candidates

Duration: 

One Day (9:00am – 4:00pm)

Module Code: 

R-01


CONTENT

The module provides an overview over the principles of scientific work as a creative process. Drawing on the experiences of the participants, the workshop encourages to reflect on questions such as the role of the researcher and the relation between scientific theory, methods, data and analysis. The module furthermore provides concrete guidelines and tools for the successful planning and implementation of scientific research and writing projects. Topics include the standard and structure of a scientific text (including quotation, citation and bibliography), the planning and development of scientific writing projects (including time management), the search for and use of scientific secondary literature, sources and data (including reading techniques and the use of free online tools).
All topics will be discussed with the participants’ involvement and the aspects learnt will be put into practice through group work and role play.

LEARNING OUTCOME

The workshop aims to enhance the participants’ knowledge and skills on how to plan and execute scientific projects, including

  • how to formulate research questions
  • how to search and use secondary literature
  • how to chose appropriate methods
  • how to identity, collect and organize scientific sources and data
  • how to compose a scientific text

ORGANIZATIONAL REMARKS

Necessary tools:

  • Data show + laptop
  • Flip-chart + paper sheets
  • Pin board + cards
  • White board + colored markers

TRAINER PROFILE

Andrea Jud works at the Orient-Institut Beirut Cairo Office and is a PhD candidate in Media and Communication Studies at the Free University Berlin.

Proposal Writing For Post Docs

Trainer: 

El-Fouly, Mohamed Prof. Dr.

Language Of Instruction: 

English

Target Group: 

Post Docs

Duration: 

One Day (09:00-16:00)

Module Code: 
R-04

CONTENT

  • Selection of research topic
  • Research problem
  • Research question / hypothesis
  • Research objectives / impact
  • Research design / methodology
  • Dissemination of research results
  • Time frame / Gantt chart / Log frame

LEARNING OUTCOME: 

  • Distinguish between research activities, outputs, outcomes and objectives
  • Identify attractive objective, clear and self explanatory title for the research proposal
  • Adjust the research activities to the time frame
  • Apply knowledge about how to design a good research proposal

ORGANIZATIONAL REMARKS

Training Methods:

  • Presentations
  • Group work
  • Discussions
  • Interactive Sessions

TRAINER PROFILE

Prof. Dr. Mohamed El-Fouly is professor at the National Research Centre and a DAAD and A.v. Humboldt Alumni.

Proposal Writing for Master and PhD (Social Sciences)

Trainer: 

Bahi, Riham Dr.

Language Of Instruction: 

English

Target Group: 
Master Students
PhD Candidates

Teaching Staff

Duration: 

One Day (9:00am- 4:00pm)

Module Code: 
R-03

CONTENT

Writing proposals for research has become increasingly essential for scholars. The workshop will discuss the essentials of proposal writing in social sciences. Proposal writing shares some basic components across fields. The workshop will address the following issues: What is the question (research problem)? What is the approach? How have others approached the issues (literature review)? Why answer this question (importance/ contribution)? How much time will it take (timeline). How much will it cost (funding)?

LEARNING OUTCOME

The participants will be introduced to the basic component s of the research proposal in a language accessible across social science disciplines.  The workshop will provide the participants with the opportunity to discuss their research proposals in writing groups. Therefore, it is advisable for participants to come with a one-page abstract of a research project they are working on or interested in developing.  The skills learned in this workshop will translate into proposal writing and research design.  Skills learned in this workshop can be applied to writing research papers, dissertations, books, projects and grants.

ORGANIZATIONAL REMARKS

Training Methods:

  • Presentations; Group work & case studies; Discussions & interactive sessions
  • Data Show, Laptop, Flipchart + paper, Soft Board, Flash Cards, Pins, Blank Papers, Pens, Markers, Glue, Scotch Tape

TRAINER PROFILE

Dr. Riham Bahi is an Associate Professor of international relations at the Faculty of Economics and Political Science, Cairo University.

Proposal Writing for Master and PhD Candidates

Trainer: 

Taha, Mohamed Mr.
El-Fouly, Mohamed Prof. Dr.

Language Of Instruction: 

English

Target Group: 
Master Students

PhD Candidates

Duration: 

1 Day (6 + 1 hours / 9am-4pm)

Module Code: 
R-02

CONTENT

This course introduces the principles of scientific proposal writing techniques. Candidates learn how to locate relevant, reliable and recent sources in an academic way. They identify research questions. They academically synthesize, record, and organize findings out of pilot studies and out of literature review work as well. They read, analyze and critique examples of different scientific research studies based on the research questions asked and the methodology used. They learn how to choose the research design and how to take methodological decisions concerning their proposals.

LEARNING OUTCOME

  • Narrow down the topic of given research
  • Identify & Evaluate relevant sources for the research using both the library and the internet
  • Cite sources using an appropriate academic format
  • Synthesize & organize the different parts of a given proposal Academically
  • Define & formulate the research problem
  • Define the constructs and the variables of the proposed study
  • Take methodological decisions regarding research design based on research questions/ hypothesis without breaching the code of ethics
  • Adopt, adapt, or design an instrument for data collection
  • Take data analysis decisions based on the research design

ORGANIZATIONAL REMARKS

Training Methods:

  • Theoretical inputs and Presentations
  • Practice through open class and group discussions, interactive sessions, case studies, role playing and more
  • Self reflection and application on business side

Necessary tools:

  • Data show, laptop, flipchart, soft board, flash cards, pins, blank papers, pens, markers, glue, scotch tape

TRAINER PROFILE

Mohamed Taha has been working in the field of capacity building for more than 20 years. He is an international trainer who delivers different academic and business related training modules in GUC, DHBW in Germany, DAAD Cairo, and TU-Berlin Elgouna Campus.

 

Prof. Dr. Mohamed El-Fouly is professor at the National Research Centre and a DAAD and A.v. Humboldt Alumni.

Institutional Development

Scholarly Collaboration

Trainer: 

Bali, Maha Dr.

Language Of Instruction: 

English

Target Group: 
Master Students
PhD Candidates

Post Docs

Duration: 

One Day (9:00am- 4:00pm)

Module Code: 
ID-04

CONTENT

In this module, participants will identify opportunities to collaborate with other scholars, and explore approaches to finding and targeting potential collaborators. Participants will reflect on their own strengths and areas in which collaboration can support their work further, and examine different approaches to finding collaborators and initiating productive collaborations locally and internationally, in person or digitally. The workshop will also cover approaches and tools for supporting collaborative scholarship.

LEARNING OUTCOME

  • Analyze their own strengths, and ways they can contribute to collaborative scholarship
  • Analyze areas in their own field where collaboration would be beneficial, and which kinds – justify areas in their own practice where collaboration has greatest potential
  • Evaluate different approaches to finding and targeting potential collaborators and identify most appropriate for their own needs and contexts

ORGANIZATIONAL REMARKS

Training Methods:

  • Presentations
  • Group work & case studies
  • Discussions & interactive sessions

Needed Material:

  • Data Show
  • Laptop
  • Flipchart + paper
  • Soft Board
  • Flash Cards
  • Pins
  • Blank Papers
  • Pens
  • Markers
  • Glue
  • Scotch Tape

TRAINER PROFILE

Maha Bali is Associate Professor of Practice at the Center for Learning and Teaching at the American University in Cairo (AUC). She holds a PhD in Education from the University of Sheffield, UK.

Research Management

Trainer: 

El-Tobgui, Mona Dr.

Language Of Instruction: 

English

Target Group: 
PhD Candidates
Post Docs
Teaching Staff

Team Leaders

Duration: 

1 Day (6 + 1 hours / 9:00am – 4:00pm)

Module Code: 
ID-07

CONTENT

The Research Project Management Module is designed to help the participants develop the necessary skills to perform their duties effectively. It will include topics related to project and time management such as:

  • What is a project; what needs to be taken into account in conducting the project
  • How to structure and plan the project and how to set milestones
  • How to set time and financial plan
  • How to control and guide a project
  • How to organise the working relationship with the supervisors and project partners
  • How to document the project
  • Discussion of specific questions relating to methods and collaboration, with reference to issues arising out of participants’ own projects
LEARNING OUTCOME
  • Apply project management skills in their research projects and similar undertakings like doctoral thesis or assignments.
  • Apply methods and tools in research projects to ensure quality.
  • Structure, plan, guide and document projects in a practical meaningful way.
  • Have a guide for constructive collaboration in research projects.
  • Handle the administration and finances of research grants
  • Develop strategies for the application of research results
  • Evaluate research processes
  • Document and present research results to the public
ORGANIZATIONAL REMARKS

To be effective the training tools will be appropriate to the learning situation and needs and knowledge level of the individual groups. The assessment prior to the training is important to tailor the module accordingly.

TRAINER PROFILE

Mona Mohamed El Tobgui is an assistant Professor at the National Research Centre and the Senior Advisor of Fraunhofer in Egypt.

Problem Solving and Team Work Enhancement

Trainer: 

Taha, Mohamed Mr.

Language Of Instruction: 

English

Target Group: 
Master Students
PhD Candidates
Teaching Staff

Team Leaders

Duration: 

One Day (09:00-16:00)

Module Code: 
ID-02

CONTENT

Some types of problems emerge due to lack of unified knowledge about problem solving techniques/ methodologies that can be used effectively in the workplace. Other types emerge from the absence of the essence/basics of the team work among working groups. This module focuses on finding some suitable problem solving techniques/methodologies that is easy to be used by everyone in the work place while enjoying, practicing, valuing, and boasting team work activities. Trainees will use problem solving techniques as a medium for team communication and team integration.

LEARNING OUTCOME

  • Apply the 9-step methodology for problem solving
  • Get introduced to 2 or more problem solving techniques from the business applications
  • Distinguish among observations, facts, opinions, inferences, and assumptions for communication and problem solving process in work place.
  • Analyze information gathered in a situation to confirm or reject a given hypothesis in a daily work place problem
  • Get introduced to the needed foundations of team dynamics
  • Use effective assertive communication tools to enhance team dynamic
  • Use different decision making & problem solving techniques among diversified team members
  • Learn to use effective communication tools with common problematic team attitudes
  • Use techniques of delegation and empowerment within teams

ORGANIZATIONAL REMARKS 

U-shape class room, Data show, laptop, flip-chart & White board

TRAINER PROFILE

Mohamed Taha has been working in the field of capacity building for more than 20 years. He is an international trainer who delivers different academic and business related training modules in GUC, DHBW in Germany, DAAD Cairo, and TU-Berlin Elgouna Campus.

Managing Innovation in Academia

Trainer: 

Galal-Edeen, Galal H. Prof. Dr.

Language Of Instruction:

English

Target Group: 
Post Docs
Teaching Staff

Team Leaders

Duration: 

One Day (9:00am- 4:00pm)

Module Code: 
ID-05

CONTENT

  • The essential nature of innovation.
  • Critical success factors for making innovation happen.
  • Connecting students & staff with society: internships and alumni.
  • Background research and innovation problem framing.
  • Policy and Strategy aspects of managing innovation in academia.
  • Enabling innovation: setting up your ecosystem.

LEARNING OUTCOME

  • Explain the difference between innovation and invention.
  • Identify the critical aspects of a healthy innovation ecosystem within a research/ teaching establishment.
  • Appreciate the role of thorough problem analysis and background research.
  • Appreciate the criticality of setting up multiple connections and multi-disciplinarily.
  • Value the importance of setting up proper policy and strategies for innovation.

ORGANIZATIONAL REMARKS

Training methods include:

Presentations; Group work & planning exercises; Discussions & interactive sessions.

TRAINER PROFILE

Prof. Galal Hassan Galal-Edeen is a professor of Information Systems Engineering and Vice-Dean at the Faculty of Computing, Cairo University, and is the holder of Cairo University Chair on Innovation.

International Networking

Trainer: 

El-Tobgui, Mona Dr.

Language Of Instruction: 

English

Target Group: 
PhD Candidates
Post Docs
Teaching Staff

Team Leaders

Duration: 

1 Day (6 + 1 hours)

Module Code: 
ID-08

CONTENT

Objectives: This course is an introduction to networking. It will shed light on the meaning of networking and the tools required for successful networking.

During the course the trainees will be working in groups and interactively to acquire knowledge about:

  • The meaning and importance of networking
  • The different types of networks
  • How to evaluate the different networks
  • How to benefit from participating in a network
  • How to create an own network and promote for it

LEARNING OUTCOME

  • Explain the culture of networking and its principles
  • Acknowledge the importance of networking and appreciate networks
  • Identify and evaluate networks
  • Master some tools to support and/or create networks

ORGANIZATIONAL REMARKS

Training Methods:

  • Theoretical inputs and presentations
  • Practice through open class and group discussions, interactive sessions, case studies, role playing and more
  • Self reflection and application on business side

TRAINER PROFILE

Mona Mohamed El Tobgui is an assistant Professor at the National Research Centre and the Senior Advisor of Fraunhofer in Egypt.

Gender Mainstreaming in Academia

Tainer: 
Bahi, Riham Dr.

Language Of Instruction: 
English

Target Group: 
PhD Candidates
Post Docs
Teaching Staff
Team Leaders

Duration: 
One Day (9:00am- 4:00pm)

Module Code: 
ID-09


CONTENT

Gender Mainstreaming is a globally accepted strategy for promoting gender equality. Gender mainstreaming in academia involves ensuring that gender perspectives and attention to the goal of gender equality are central to all activities of teaching, research and university administration. Gender mainstreaming is a strategy to ensure that diversity is fundamentally incorporated in all of university’s practices and procedures. The workshop promotes an understanding of gender and why gender mainstreaming is necessary for higher education institutions. The workshop will help participants identify strategies for and outcomes of gender mainstreaming.

LEARNING OUTCOME

By the end of the module, participants will be able to:

  • Introduce gender training for attitudinal and institutional change
  • Develop gender mainstreaming policy
  • Develop gender mainstreamed academic curricula
  • Help their institution in sustaining a gender-sensitive university culture

ORGANIZATIONAL REMARKS

Training Methods:

Presentation of theoretical part, exercises, open discussions, self assessment, case study, group work and action plans.

TRAINER PROFILE

Dr. Riham Bahi is an Associate Professor of international relations at the Faculty of Economics and Political Science, Cairo University.

Fundraising Skills and Best Practices

Trainer: 

Shahin, Alaa Mr.

Language Of Instruction: 

English

Target Group: 
Master Students
PhD Candidates

Post Docs

Duration: 

One Day (10:00am- 4:00pm)

Module Code: 

ID-03


CONTENT 

Research institutes are generally dependent on few funding resources to support and fund their research, research-related facilities and activities. In addition, their fundraising efforts depend on personal relationships built with funding sources by one or more of their team members. In this training module, attendees will learn how to identify and mobilize a mix of funding resources to fund their research activities, needs and demands. The module will include the following:

  • Fundraising Case Statement: Golden Circle Theory
  • Fundraising Sources and Funding Motives
  • Fundraising Activities: Scout, Engage and Capture

LEARNING OUTCOME

By the end of the workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Increase their capacity to communicate research ideas and projects more effectively and persuasively
  • Translate their developed fundraising needs into a diversified fundraising plan
  • Increase skills and understanding of fundraising activities to secure funding sources more systematically

ORGANIZATIONAL REMARKS

  • Group discussions, tasks in groups, groups presentation and role plays

TRAINER PROFILE

Engineer Alaa has a Master Degree in Construction Management from Brighton University, United Kingdom and a Bachelor degree in Construction Engineering from the American University in Cairo.

Effective ICT Policies for Managing E-Learning in Higher Education

Trainer: 

Youssef, Yasmin Ms.

Language Of Instruction: 

English

Target Group: 
Master Students
PhD Candidates

Team Leaders

Duration: 
One Day (09:00-16:00)

CONTENT

Many educational institutions and universities have already purchased various technology tools for e-learning purposes and didn’t gain their expected return of investment (ROI) due to the lack of knowledge of the effective implementation & assessment processes. The course supports educational leaders, HR managers, Quality administrators and IT specialists in the awareness needed to appropriately integrate ICT for an improved education quality also to enhance and update Educational leaders with the needed educational management skills to transform teaching and learning in their faculties.

LEARNING OUTCOME

  • Identify problems related to ICT integration and E- learning in higher education in general
  • Assess Technology needs for an effective ICT integration to create an environment that supports the needed change
  • Determine the main principals for an effective ICT policy plan
  • Discuss aspects of specific change of HRM in ICT integration

TRAINER PROFILE

Yasmin Youssef is a certified education & ICT expert for interactive education technology. She obtained her master’s degree in “International Education Management” from both PH-Ludwigsburg/Germany and Helwan University/Cairo and got her pedagogical teaching Diploma from Berlin in 2008.

Digital Transformation in Higher Education

Trainer: 

Youssef, Yasmin Ms.

Language Of Instruction: 

English

Target Group: 
PhD Candidates
Post Docs

Teaching Staff
University Presidents
ViceChancellors
Digital Leaders
Heads of Departments
CIOs
Faculty Members in Leadership Positions

Duration:
One Day (10:00-16:00)


CONTENT

The nature of universities and higher education is changing and will continue to change for the next decade. “Digital” no longer means only a university IT department. “Digital” now needs to play a role in every department and function. Universities today are competing globally for students, academics, funding and business opportunities. Physical universities nowadays are also competing against online competitors. They have to prepare students for the digital age, not only by delivering cutting-edge knowledge about the opportunities and challenges technology offers, but also by making students fully digitally competent for new jobs that do not even exist today. The digital age therefore demands that Higher Education Institutions adapt their teaching and learning practices. The starting point for effecting digital transformation is always the alignment of the broader business strategy with the development of digital capabilities required to drive the strategy.

In this course participants will gain an insight about:

  • Digitalization, digital transformation, and what it means to be digital
  • How digital technologies are disrupting competition and redefining industries and universities
  • Emerging trends in higher education and technologies
  • The enabling and shaping effects of technology and implications for universities
  • Digital Transformation strategies and digital capabilities
  • Leading Digital Transformation.

LEARNING OUTCOME

  • Define what digital transformation means for Higher Education
  • Discuss the technological disruptions and the competitive advantages of universities with a digital transformation plan
  • Analyze and assess the needs for the digital transformation of their universities
  • Design and discuss transformational journeys for different stakeholders
  • Develop a digital strategy
  • Support the cultural change needed for this kind of transformation
  • Identify digital transformation leadership skills

TRAINER PROFILE

Yasmin Youssef is a certified education & ICT expert for interactive education technology. She obtained her master’s degree in “International Education Management” from both PH-Ludwigsburg/Germany and Helwan University/Cairo and got her pedagogical teaching Diploma from Berlin in 2008.

Capacity Development for Internationalization

Trainer:
Bahi, Riham Dr.

Language Of Instruction:
English

Target Group:
PhD Candidates
Post Docs
Team Leaders

Duration:
One Day (9:00am- 4:00pm)

Module Code:
ID-01


CONTENT

Internationalization in academic trends is part of the reality of the 21st century. Internationalization includes the policies and practices undertaken by academic systems and institutions — and even individuals—to cope with the global academic environment. The motivations for internationalization include commercial advantage, knowledge and language acquisition, enhancing the curriculum with international content, and many others. Specific initiatives such as branch campuses, cross-border collaborative arrangements, programs for international students, establishing English-medium programs and degrees, and others have been put into place as part of internationalization. Participants in this workshop will be introduced to the important topic of internationalization in higher education. The workshop will cover topics such as: capacity development in receiving international students; the intercultural Dimension of international education; standards of good practices in international education; how to help international students get the most out of their experience in Egypt; the conduct of proper orientation for international students.  The workshop also explores other aspects of international cooperation and initiatives such as joint programs and degrees.

LEARNING OUTCOME

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

  • Appreciate the important of internationalization of higher education
  • Understand the concept of student-centred education
  • Gain awareness of the difference between the academic culture in Germany and in Egypt
  • Be introduced to best practices to meet the needs of international students

ORGANIZATIONAL REMARKS

Training methods:
Group work, discussions and brain storming

TRAINER PROFILE

Dr. Riham Bahi is an Associate Professor of international relations at the Faculty of Economics and Political Science, Cairo University.