Leaders in Development
Status: Complated
Project Milestones: Start date: 24.05.2016 End Date: 22.07.2016

ISET Policy Institute together with Japan Tabacco International (JTI) Georgia offers free of charge training program "Leaders in Development". The program is designed for policymakers, analysts, mid-level and senior executives from both public and private sectors. Senior decision-makers, as well as senior professional staff, will find the program extremely useful for their work. A 10-week long training program is structured around the most important elements of economic understanding. The program will cover how markets work in an open economy, how businesses succeed and fail, why should we worry about inflation, external disbalances, unemployment, what hinders economic growth, what are the benefits of free trade agreements, etc. Each topic will be based on real-life domestic examples that are most pressing in Georgia.

Games, classroom experiments, and simulations will widen participants understanding of different types of regulations and policies. In addition to the main group of trainers, the program invites external experts who will give insightful speeches. The group will consist of participants from different ministries that will lead to engaging discussions. Trainers will propose discussion topics in advance to let participants get prepared. Experienced moderators of discussions will create a friendly environment for learning from each other. For more detailed information please read the program brochure.

The opening session held on May 24th welcomed the first cohort of 31 senior professionals and decision-makers coming from more than 15 public, private and non-profit organizations, including The Ministry of Economy and Sustainable Development and the Ministry of Education of Georgia, Tbilisi City Hall, JSC Procredit Bank Georgia, JSC MFO Swiss Capital, Transparency International Georgia, and Konrad Adenauer Foundation South Caucasus.