Workshop

Effective local party organization for immediate and long-term success

This workshop provides training and dialogue for the Secretary General and his staff of the SRP. The German CDU-experience serves as point of reference.

Details

Cooperation between the Sam Rainsy Party (SRP) and the Konrad Adenauer Foundation 2007

Draft program

Workshop for the ‘master trainers’, leading commune politicians and the Secretariat General of the SRP

Effective local party organization for immediate and long-term success

Friday, July 20, 2007

8.30 a.m.

“The role of local politicians for the success of the party – general principles and the case of Germany”

Lecture and discussion: Mr. Tim-Rainer Bornholt, Secretary General, Local Politician’s Association, Christian Democratic Union of Germany

9.30 a.m.

“Organizing local politicians within the party hierarchy – general considerations and the example of the Christian Democratic Union (CDU), ruling party of Germany”

Speaker: Mr. Tim-Rainer Bornholt, Secretary General, Local Politician’s Association, Christian Democratic Union of Germany

10.30 a.m.

Coffee break

10.50 a.m.

“Composition, objectives, tasks, finances and activities of a local party cell – general principles and the practical CDU experience”

Speaker: Mr. Tim-Rainer Bornholt, Secretary General, Local Politician’s Association, Christian Democratic Union of Germany

12.00 noon

Lunch break

2.00 p.m.

“Recruitment of citizens for the participation in a local party unit – theory and the practice of the CDU”

Speaker: Mr. Tim-Rainer Bornholt, Secretary General, Local Politician’s Association, Christian Democratic Union of Germany

2.30 p.m.

“Relations to other parties at the local level – between competition and common development goals in the neighborhood”

Lecture and discussion: Mr. Tim-Rainer Bornholt, Secretary General, Local Politician’s Association, Christian Democratic Union of Germany

3.30 p.m.

Coffee break

3.50 p.m.

“Participation of commune-level party politicians in the representation of their interests at higher levels:

  • Local politicians’ organization inside the party
  • Participation in the work of the commune association
  • Influencing parliamentary decisions”
Speaker: Mr. Tim-Rainer Bornholt, Secretary General, Local Politician’s Association, Christian Democratic Union of Germany

5.00 p.m.

End of day One of the workshop

Saturday, July 21, 2007

8.00 a.m.

“Theory and practice of winning elections: programs and personalities, quality service, positioning vis-à-vis the political competitors, personal relations with the electorate, manifest promises, services and offers, and ‘soft’ factors”

Lecture and discussion: Mr. Tim-Rainer Bornholt, Secretary General, Local Politician’s Association, Christian Democratic Union of Germany

9.15 a.m.

Coffee break

9.35 a.m.

“Local and national election campaigns - Integration of the local party organization and relations with higher party tiers – general considerations and the case of the CDU”

Speaker: Mr. Tim-Rainer Bornholt, Secretary General, Local Politician’s Association, Christian Democratic Union of Germany

10.45 a.m.

“Organizing a local election campaign: general principles and practical examples from the CDU”

Lecture and discussion: Mr. Tim-Rainer Bornholt, Secretary General, Local Politician’s Association, Christian Democratic Union of Germany

12.00 noon

Lunch break

The afternoon session of day two will be conducted within the party without Mr. Bornholt and KAS active participation

2.00 p.m.

“Participation of commune level politicians in the 2nd commune council elections in Cambodia – improvements over the 1st elections and challenges to be met for the future”

Lecture and discussion:Secretariat General of the SRP

3.30 p.m.

Coffee break

“Organization and bottom-up and top-down relations with the party for optimizing the contribution of commune level politicians to party success”

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Venue

Headquarters of the SRP, Phnom Penh

Speakers

  • Tim-Rainer Bornholt
    • Sercretary General
      • Local Politician's Association
        • Christian Democratic Union of Germany
          Contact

          Wolfgang Meyer

          Leiter des Auslandsbüros in China (Beijing)