LIMS Leaders’ Academy – LLA Program

LIMS Leaders’ Academy provides a capacity building program for young activists of political parties, enabling them to integrate these sound principles of economics, when assessing a situation or taking a position on a policy issue. At the end of the program, staff and activists of political parties will able to:

  • Acquire a framework to accurately identify and interpret the economic challenges facing Lebanon.
  • Come up with well thought out solutions to any economic problem they wish to address.
  • Draft market-oriented policy proposition.
  • Present the proposition in front of an audience and defend it.

In order to complete the LLA, participants should take the following four levels, in order to gather the required 24 credits.

  • LLA 101 Economic Foundations of a Free and Prosperous Lebanon (Workshop) – 6 credits
  • LLA 201 Connect to Prosperity (Webinar) – 6 credits
  • LLA 301 Shaping Public Policy (Workshop) – 6 credits
  • LLA 401 Policy Fair (Event) – 6 credits

LLA 101 Economic Foundations for a Free and Prosperous Lebanon

LLA 101 Economic Foundations of a Free and Prosperous Lebanon is a two-day workshop hosting 10-15 staff members and activists of a political party.  Several workshops are held simultaneously and members of different parties can interact over the breaks.

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

  • Understand the moral foundations of economics
  • Assess the limits of the state’s intervention policies
  • Explain the economic pillars of prosperity
  • Analyze the importance of financial stability and elaborate on economic recession

Format

  • Number of participants per module: 10-15
  • Audience: Staff and activists of Lebanese political parties, both seniors and juniors
  • Training duration: 2 days
  • Number of sessions: 4 sessions, 3 hours each
  • Number of trainers:  4
  • Language: Arabic
  • Location: A hotel’s conference room
  • Delivery methods: Games, debates, focus groups, and presentations.
  • Reading material, online videos, and audios will be sent to participants two weeks before the date of the workshop.

 

2018 Edition

Follow the links below for the LLA 101 albums on our Facebook page:

2017 Edition

Follow the links below for the LLA 101 albums on our Facebook page:

LLA 101 – Day 1

LLA 101 – Day 2

LLA 101 – Group Photos

LLA 101 – Elevator Pitch

LLA 101 – Distribution of Certificates

 

LLA 201 Connect to Prosperity

LLA 201 Connect to Prosperity is designed for high-achieving staff and activists of political parties, who are seeking a unique structured and advanced knowledge, with a strong emphasis on practical solutions for economic challenges.

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By the end of LLA201, participants will acquire a deep understanding of:

  • How the market economy operates
  • Central Planning and Price Setting
  • Free Labor Market
  • Labor Market Policies
  • Free Trade
  • Protectionist Trade Policies
  • Tax Policy
  • The Solution for the Debt Problem
  • Freedom, Justice, and Equality

Format

  • The program uses the Soukhor platform, the first Arabic online platform, gathering more than 60 short free market videos produced by top international policy experts on the topic.
  • Participants connect to www.soukhor.com and sign up, the process will take them less than 2 minutes.
  • Participants can watch the videos on soukhor and take short quizzes in Arabic.
  • The platform includes nine categories, each category has 30-40 minutes of videos
  • Passing all the quizzes in a category, allows the participant to obtain 3 credits.
  • After completing 18 credits (six categories out of nine), participants will receive a certificate from LIMS by email.
  • LLA 201 is also opened to participants who did not take LLA 101, but they will need to gather 21 credits (complete and watch seven categories out of nine).
  • The 20 participants who complete LLA201 first will qualify for LLA301.

LIMS created a dedicated platform called Soukhor (soukhor means free market in Arabic).

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LLA 301 Shaping Public Policy

LLA 301 Shaping Public Policy is a two-day workshop followed by a two-months tutoring process. The workshop allows participants to draft a market-oriented policy paper that would serve their political party. Each party might have its own priority and LIMS is very flexible on the topic. After the workshop, a tutor will be assigned to  each staff or activist to walk them through the process of drafting the paper.

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By the end of LLA 301, participants will be able to:

  • Understand the structure of a policy paper.
  • Collect primary and secondary data.
  • Build their case using strong arguments.
  • Discuss different alternatives and explain their shortcomings.
  • Draft a policy proposition and present it to policy-makers.

Format

  • Number of participants: 18, with two or three representing each party
  • Audience: Staff and activists of Lebanese political parties, both seniors and juniors
  • Training duration: Two-day workshop + two months of tutoring
  • Workshop sessions: six sessions, two hours each
  • Meetings with tutor: five meetings
  • Number of tutors:  six
  • Language: Arabic

Participants who completed LLA 201 can apply to LLA 301 by sending an email to info@limslb.com

July 2018 Edition

Follow the links below for the LLA301 albums on our Facebook page:

LLA301 – Day 1 & Day 2

LLA301 – Graduation Ceremony

October 2017 Edition

Follow the links below for the LLA301 albums on our Facebook page:

LLA 301

LLA 401 Policy Fair

The Policy Fair is designed to help participants pitch their policy proposition in just one minute, to a crowd of experts and professionals. The crowd suggests insights, feedback, and experience to help participants overcome the challenges. A group of trained facilitators makes sure that each political party aggregates the dispersed information, into a structured body of knowledge.

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By the end of LLA 401, participants will be able to:

  • Advocate for their policy proposition.
  • Discuss the topic with experts, in an informal manner.
  • Expand their own professional network.
  • Crowdsource the content of their paper, by having others contribute with ideas and solutions.

Format

  • Each political party has a booth.
  • Three participants from each party will be at the booth.
  • One representative of each party takes the stage, presents their policy proposition, and encourages attendees to visit their party’s booth – all in just one minute.
  • Around 50 attendees will then visit the stands and share their ideas with the staff of political parties, write their comments, and move on to the next stand.
  • Duration: Two hours.

2017 Edition

Follow the link bellow for the LLA 401 album on our Facebook page:

LLA 401 – Policy Fair