Municipal Development Training in Cyprus

Program Date

22 Jul 27 Jul 2024

Program Location

Nicosia, Cyprus

Program Venue

Cleopatra Hotel

Registration & Payment Deadline

31 May 2024

Program Overview

Municipal Governance literally affects every aspect of the daily lives of the citizens starting from the access to clean drinking water to housing and transportation.  In recent years municipal governments have experienced stronger powers due to decentralized management having demonstrated good results in terms of citizen participation, meeting the needs of the population, fighting poverty, increased accountability and transparency. Formulating the effective strategy plays a crucial role in municipality development, as it has to provide a realistic guidance to the effective allocation of municipal resources be they human, physical, or financial. Municipalities need to acquire the relevant knowledge regarding how to compete and position themselves in order to provide the quality of life, jobs and services that attract businesses and people.

Municipal Development Training in Nicosia, Cyprus is a short-term extensive training program will equip its attendees with essential skills and a working knowledge of operations and functions of municipal development. Throughout the course of the studies, its participants will become well-versed in the key areas of focus including policy-making, committee structure and processes, budgeting, accounting, municipality finance, community development, HRM, etc.

Target Audience

The program is the best suit for:

  • Municipal, Provincial, and National Government Officials
  • City/Country Staff
  • Economic Development and Planning Staff
  • Municipality and Community Development Project Directors, Managers, and Staff
  • Community and Neighborhood Leaders
  • Anyone interested in Municipality Development.

Program Objectives

Upon the successful completion of this intensive training course, the participants will be able to:

  • Demonstrate the quality understanding of municipality development importance
  • Develop and implement a clear vision and strategy for municipalities
  • Sharpen their skills in municipality planning, leadership, and organizational management
  • Relate accounting and financial knowledge to organizational operation
  • Nourish Municipal Financial Management System and Actively Contribute to Human resource development
  • Promote Stakeholder Involvement and Participatory Decision-Making
  • Expand and Develop the Access to Municipal Services
  • Utilize technology to enhance the delivery and maximize the benefits of municipal services.

Program Contents

First Day

  • Foundations of Municipal Governance
  • Essentials of Municipal Development
  • Developing institutional capacity & clear municipal vision
  • Operationalizing the vision
  • Organizational Management
  • Leadership benchmark
  • Managing people & Managing money
  • Preparation of feasibility and detailed studies
  • Stakeholder involvement and management

Second Day

  • Organizational and Human Resource development
  • Effective financial management systems
  • Investment planning, budgeting, and execution for better service delivery
  • Monitoring and evaluation
  • Balanced scorecard and performance-based management
  • Technical studies and support

Third Day

  • Expanding resource base beyond transfers
  • Awareness-raising
  • Public relations work and participation
  • Project planning, management support, and capacity building
  • Project management costs
  • Preparation of detailed design for upgrading

Fourth Day

  • Drainage plans
  • Solid waste management
  • Emergency support to the sanitation department
  • Establishment of an asset management system
  • Settlement projects and landscape
  • Lands upgrading
  • Using technology to enhance municipal services
  • Computerization of management systems

Fifth & Sixth Days – Exposure Tour and Visits over 2 Full Days

Highlights of the Tour:

  • Meetings with the representatives of local municipalities, councils, and governmental entities of the host country that are actively involved in municipality planning and management
  • Presentation and a detailed overview of Local Municipality Planning in the host country
  • Panel Discussions on the most pressing topics and overarching challenges in municipality development
  • Knowledge Transfer and the Share of the Best Practices in Sustainable Municipal Development from a practical perspective.

Program Methodology

Municipal Development Training in Cyprus is a short term extensive training course with highly practical focus. The presenter will apply modern adult learning techniques in order to maximize the effectiveness of the session delivery and achieve successful results. The methods deployed will include open presentation, group discussions, individual assignments, practical exercises and case studies. At the end of each session the trainer will request for feedback and consider comments received for the coming days in order to improve results and ensure the maximum understanding of material covered for delegates.

Program Fee

Payment Options

Fee Covers

  • Visa Assistance (Complimentary)

  • Participant Assessment

  • Airport Pickup

  • Accommodation

  • Wi-Fi

  • Welcome Dinner

  • Breakfast

  • Workshop Kit

  • Program Materials

  • Program Experts

  • Practical Activities

  • Lunch

  • Refreshments

  • Interactive workshop

  • City Map & Direction

  • Risalat T-shirt

  • Field Visit

  • Program Certificate

  • Entertaining Tour

  • Program Report