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Professional Programme on Strategies of Influence

Alpbach Professional Programme on Strategies of Influence

Look behind the scenes of politics! On August 26 and 27, 2017, the European Forum Alpbach will host the Professional Programme on Strategies of Influence.

Date & Place
August 26, 15:00-18:00
August 27, 09:00-12:00
Participants are required to be present during both days.

Place: Alpbach, Tyrol (exact venue will be published here in due course).

Language
English


About
Strategies of influence provide insight into the nature, methods and networks of influence. It is a highly interactive three-day course encouraging maximum participation. The goal is to offer a behind-the-scenes view of how to exercise influence.

Target Group
The programme is geared towards professionals, preferably from the political field, aged under 35 and advanced (at least master’s level) students.

Application Deadlines

  • Paying participants can apply until March 31, 2017
  • Confirmed Alpbach scholarship holders can apply from May 15 to May 31, 2017

Fees & Availability of Scholarships

  • Full participation fee: EUR 800,-; includes registration for the European Forum Alpbach Political Symposium
  • Reduced participation fee: EUR 400,- (students and junior professionals aged under 30, upon documentation); includes registration for the European Forum Alpbach Political Symposium
  • Registered participants of the Political Symposium and confirmed scholarship holders of the European Forum Alpbach may participate in the event for free.

What would you do if you were EU leaders faced with the new administration of Donald Trump? How would you react if your company was being acquired by a Chinese state holding company? How can you manage your career so as to optimise and enhance your own personal strategy of influence?

Strategies of Influence is a programme requiring maximum participation that will help participants come up with answers to these and other questions. This programme runs prior to the Alpbach Political Symposium and offers behind-the-scenes insights into the nature, methods and networks of influence. It will focus on how important it is to know when and how to use influence in politics and business.

The programme is led by two seasoned experts in politics and business. Joachim Bitterlich studied law, economics and politics and is an ENA graduate. A staunch European and former diplomat, he was diplomatic and security policy advisor to Chancellor Helmut Kohl. Later on, he was German ambassador to NATO and Spain, as well as vice president for international affairs and Germany chairman at Veolia Environment. Today he is a professor at ESCP Europe Paris and works as a senior advisor and board member in business and administration. Nicholas Dungan is a former investment banker at Merrill Lynch and Société Générale. He is now an adjunct faculty member at Sciences Po Paris and a senior fellow at the Atlantic Council in Washington, D.C., as well as at the French Institute of International and Strategic Relations in Paris.

Your Learning Outcomes

  • Learn how to exercise influence in organisations
  • Create your own persona as an influencer
  • Learn from real-life examples how to best reach impact through influence in politics and business
  • Reflect on the teachings of each course through concrete questions taken from the official programme of the Political Symposium

Who is it for?
The programme addresses professionals aged under 35 and advanced students (at least master’s level) with a keen interest or involvement in the political sphere.

Conditions & Application
Please send your CV and a short note (max. 200 words) on why you would like to participate in the programme and what you would contribute by March 31 (paying participants) or May 31 (scholarship holders), 2017, via email to Brami Van Crombrugge (brami.vancrombrugge@alpbach.org).

A limited number of spots are available for confirmed scholarship holders of the European Forum Alpbach Foundation. Applications for the scholarship programme of the European Forum Alpbach Foundation run from February 20 to March 31, 2017. Applications for “Strategies of Influence” run from May 15 to May 31, 2017.

Find more information on the scholarship programme here.


For all questions concerning the Professional Programme on Strategies of Influence and your application please contact:
Annamária Tóth (+43 (1) 718 17 11-24; annamaria.toth@alpbach.org)