The Syrian International Academy for
Training and Development ( SIA ) in Damascus, Syria concluded " the TV Presentation Skills Course " today. The 14-day, 60-hour
course was delivered by Syrian TV presenter / Rasha Al-Kassar /, and course
completion certificates were distributed with the presence of / Dr. Mahdi
Dakhlallah / .
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have great importance in our life since relationships are characterized as one
of three: concord, discord, or dispute. We can effectively play a vital role in
dispute settlement when we have negotiations and dispute settlement techniques.
Negotiations & Dispute Settlement course, which was given at the Syrian International
Academy for training and Development
(SIA) in Damascus, Syria, and concluded today, aimed
at increasing participants’ competence in negotiation skills through providing
them with the theoretical and practical knowledge.
By the end of
the course, participants have acquired the following:
knowledge of negotiations and goals fulfillment techniques.
ability to effectively lead negotiations and dispute settlement through their
ability to create an atmosphere of trust that eases achieving goals.
skills of identifying the other party's strategies and the best counter
was delivered by Dr. Ms. Salaam Saffaf, an expert and consultant in
negotiations management, dispute settlement, and international and more ...
opportunity for participants to acquire professional skills of TV
correspondents, the TV
Correspondent Course was
concluded today at the Syrian International Academy
for training and Development (SIA) in Damascus,
With 60-hour training, the course covered the following topics:
Elements of media; correspondent's roles
and qualities; the difference between correspondents and editors; data
Media gate; types of media materials; TV
news features, conditions, and elements
Coverage VTR (preparation; execution;
evaluation); interviewing skills (preparation; execution; archiving)
Correspondent –cameraman cooperation;
camera taping conditions; special VTR feature (preparation; execution;
Posing for the camera (PTC) conditions;
direct massaging; breaking news coverage skills
Map reading; dealing with kidnapping
& mine fields (field practice)
Finding data resources (practical
By the end of the course, participants
Skills of planning and executing coverage
In-depth knowledge of TV interviewing
methods and skills;
Skills of more ...
The Syrian International
Academy for Training and Development (SIA) in Damascus, Syria concluded today
the TV Presentation Skills: News, TV Dialogues, and Live Broadcasting training
course, comprising 60 training hours between (04 –14) October, 2013.
The course was
delivered by international trainer and Al-Mayadeen satellite television TV
presenter Mr. Kamal Khalaf. It mainly focused on autocue skills, TV news
presentation, running dialogues during news, forming press questions, and
teamwork and problem solving strategies.
received training on preparing talk shows and reading tactics in addition to
voice tone control and variation. They also were introduced to the components
of a news item as well as news presenting techniques and standing in front of
Types of live
broadcast were presented, including conferences, festivals, and military and
field action. Methods of providing the media with information as a senior
official, journalist, or political analyst, were also discussed.
The course was
concluded with assessment of participants overall performance, each of them
The need to theoretical and
practical knowledge in tackling crises is becoming increasingly critical, not
only for achieving constructive outcome, but also to avoid their destructive
for Training and Development (SIA) in Damascus,
the Communication Crisis Management: Theory & Practice raining course, with
SIA General Manager Dr. Nizar Meihoub as course instructor. Target group were
students of Institute of National Administration (Institut National
d'Administration) in Syria.
The course aimed at providing
participants with theoretical understanding as well as practical expertise of
crisis communication. Some of the covered themes were:
Successful Crisis Communication with the
Crisis Team: Selection (Mouth; Brain; and
Hands), Preparation, and Planning;
Spokespeople (the Mouth): How to Address
Crisis Communication in real Life: Case
Crisis Communication Simulation &
The Syrian International Academy for
Training and Development ( SIA ) in Damascus, Syria concluded
" the TV Presentation Skills Course " today. The 14-day, more ...
Under the patronage of the French ambassador in Syria Eric Chevalier, the Syrian International Academy for Training and Development has organised the graduation of Media Diploma, second class students, their certificates authenticated by Radio Monte Carlo, Radio France Internationale and SIA. Held in Four Seasons Hotel, the occasion also included the graduation of Syria's General Authority for Radio and Television media students and.The graduation was attended by SIA Chairman Dr. Nizar Meihoub, board of trustees, vice president of Damascus University Dr. Mohammed Mardini, Director of of Saudi Research and Development Foundation Dr. Ghaith Far'oun, Director of Syrian television Dyana Jabbour and a number of diplomatic body members.Dr. Meihoub talked about the Syrian-French cooperation importance in the training field which we are benefiting from nowadays, and expressed his hope that this cooperation will add to the good relations between the two countries.Dr. Mehoub thanked Dr.Ghaith Far'oun for yearly Rashad Far'oun Educational Scholarship which helped more than 50 students and trainees last year. As part of the SIA's social responsibility, Dr. Meihoub announced a 1.500.000 more ...
After a week full of activities, workshops and lectures, students of
Diplomacy and Conflict Resolution Program and International and
Diplomatic Affairs Diploma in the Syrian International Academy
celebrated their graduation. A legation from George Mason University in
the U.S has participated in the graduation.The graduation, organised by SIA
in coordination with GMU, was held in Dedeman Hotel, Damascus and
attended by a number of ambassadors and diplomatic body members. SIA
Chairman Dr. Nizar Meihoub and board of trustees were also present.In his speech
Dr. Meihoub expressed his pride of the graduates, hoping to see them
employ what they have learned in service of their issues and homeland.
He also thanked those who worked in the program, as well as those who
facilitated the visit of GMU students."I
believe in you and I know you are the future. I believe that the
openness you have shown in your hearts is the basis of the one which
your country adopts. You are the key of future prosperity," said the
Director of the Center on Religion, Diplomacy and Conflict Resolution at
George Mason University Prof. Marc Gopin addressing the graduates. "I
really feel like I have been more ...
Mufti Sheikh Ahmed Hassoun of Syria received the delegation of GMU upper studies students, Diplomacy & Conflict Resolution Dept in Ministry of Awqaf. The delegation is visiting Syria in coordination with GMU representative the Syrian International Academy. Director of the Center on Religion, Diplomacy and Conflict Resolution at George Mason University Prof. Marc Gopin was head of the delegation.Mufti of Damascus Dr. Abdulfattah al-Bazm, SIA Chairman Dr. Nizar Meihoub and a number of lecturers and students of International and Diplomatic Affairs Diploma in SIA were also there to receive the delegation."Heavenly Religions have always called for strengthening the links, as well as preserving humanitarian values and dialogue among peoples until they achieve peace and stability of the world," said Mufti Hassoun to the delegation. He also added that he has addressed the US former president George W. Bush before saying "Do not send your people to our countries for killing but for saying brayers because our land is blessed. […] We have transmitted Christianity to the world and we have preserved Judaism in the world […] and Islam orders us to preserve Christianity and more ...
After they had arrived to Damascus, the delegation of George Mason University upper studies students, Diplomacy & Conflict Resolution Dept, USA went through the visit schedule. The beginning was a presentation by the Director of the Center on Religion, Diplomacy and Conflict Resolution at George Mason University Prof. Marc Gopin, then a presentation by Dr. Sami al-Mobai'yed about Syria's modern history.The seven-day visit will include lectures and workshops by business practitioners, and experts and specialists in relevant disciplines. The delegation will also meet the Presidential Consultant for Media Affairs Dr. Bothaina Sha'baan, the Mufti Sheikh Ahmed Hassoun of Syria, President of Damascus University Dr. Wa'el Mo'alla and the Lebanese former minister of media Michel Samaha.Tours to archaeological and religious sites in Old Damascus, Seidnaya, Maloula and Palmyra are on the delegation's schedule. Also they will attend the graduation of the Diplomacy and Conflict Resolution class students, the first not only in Syria but the Arab region. The certificates will be authenticated by both GMU and The Syrian International Academy.Diplomatic Programs & International Cooperation Dept in more ...
In cooperation with the French Embassy in Damascus, the Syrian International Academy (SIA) celebrated first Media Diploma Graduation executed in cooperation with Radio France Internationale and Monte Carlo Douliya accompanied with Dr. Rashad Faroun's Scholarship 2009 at the location of SIA. The celebration was attended by Mr. Rolan Jilar, the cultural attaché at the French Embassy in Damascus, representative of H. E. Ambassador of France in Syrian; Dr. Ghaith Faroun, Chairman of Dr. Rashad Faroun Institution; Dr. Mohammed Amer Mardini, Damascus University Vice President for Scientific Affairs; members of SIA's Administration & Trustee Board; Members of Education Board in Damascus University; Head of Media Department in Damascus University; Media lecturers at Media Department in Damascus University; and Media students accompanied with their families.SIA has issued Media Diploma last year sponsored by the French Embassy in Damascus. First media graduation is accompanied with Dr. Rashad Faroun's Scholarship offered yearly from Rashad Faroun Institution, believing in the social responsibility shouldered by economical institutions and activities. More than fifty students will benefit more ...
Mr. Daoud Kheir Alla visited the Syrian International Academy as a guest at the International and Diplomatic Affairs Diploma where he exchanged various points of view with students concerning the art of negotiation and proposed alternatives in addition to best ways of reaching aims within found possibilities. At the end of the session, students expressed their pleasure in having the chance of this meeting due to his rich knowledge and experience in the diplomatic sciences in the field of negotiation on an international level where he worked as a consultant for the International Bank and a lecturer of international law at George Town University. Dr. Nezar Mihoub, Administration Board Chairman of the Syrian International Academy for Training and Development & Ms. Hind Kabawat, a Canadian lawyer of a Syrian origin, the lecturer of the art of negotiation course.
The Arab Institute of International & Diplomatic Sciences received Mr. Bill Graham, the previous Canadian Minister of Foreign Affaires, and accompanying guests dated on January 14th 2009, for a discovery visit to the institute attached to the Syrian International Academy for Training and Development. its equipments, and main study perspectives of the institute's programs. Dr. Nezar Mihoub, Chairman of Administration Board, assured the importance of similar meetings in achieving direct communication between politicians and common-view leaders on the one hand and educational institutions caring with the diplomatic affair on the second hand, in the great role played by these institutions in preparing qualified cadres for practicing the diplomatic work. Dr. Mihoub insisted on the role of personal communication, dialog and different points of view between leaders of the common view in Western countries and the Middle East concerning international-perspective issues in order to fight crises hindering the world in the status quo trying to avoid it. Dr. Mihoub believes that the existence of these crises is due to the misunderstanding of Western countries about the reality of the Middle more ...
For the first time in Damascus and the Arab World, the British Royal Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR) (United Kingdom), in collaboration with the Syrian International Academy (Damascus), and Al-Jazeera Media Center for Training and Development (Qatar), announce the issuing of the program of the Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR). The program offers the following:- CIPR Diploma for Training and Development (Syrian Arab Republic)- Programs of the Chartered Institute of Public Relations (Foundation level & Advanced level)The Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR) joins the European Union of Public Relations & it is a foundation member in the International Union of Public Relations and Communication Management. During the celebration attended by H.E. the Syrian Ambassador in UK, Dr. Sami Al-Khiami, Dr. Abdul Aziz Al-Hurr- Manager of Al-Jazeera Media Center for Training and Development, the Trustee and Administration Board of the Syrian International Academy, Dr. Wael M'alla, Chairman of Damascus University, some residing Arab and foreign ambassadors and diplomats in Damascus, and Ms. Suzanne Wolstenholme- representative of the CIPR, Dr. Nezar more ...
Al-Jazeera Media Center for Training and Development chooses one of the trainees in Al-Jazeera Center (in Damascus) to visit the location of Al-Jazeera network..Trainers of Al-Jazeera Center for Training and Development (in Damascus)are taking their certificates…Al-Jazeera Media Center for Training and Development chose the trainee Salma Meer to visit the center's location in Qatar, as an appreciation award for her efforts in the T.V. News Presentation Course she pursued at the Syrian International Academy for Training and Development.This announcement was included in the celebration of giving certificates of Al-Jazeera Media Center for Training and Development as a joint activity on the occasion of issuing the CIPR Program in Damascus on the 20th of December in 2008. Thirteen trainees from the Syrian T.V. took Al-Jazeera Certificate of T.V. Dialog Presentation given by Dr. Abdul Aziz Al-Hurr, and Ms. Diana Jabbour, Manager of Syrian T.V. They also gave /16/ SIA trainees (Al-Jazeera Certificate in T.V News Presentation.) Dr. Al-Hurr declared that choosing Ms. Meer was based on the trainer's evaluation Dr. Faisal Al-Qassem and the administration of Al-Jazeera Media Training and more ...
IN Damascus, last Thursday, a workshop on "Women's Role in the Civilization & Religion Dialog," organized by the Canadian Embassy in Damascus and the Syrian-Canadian Association for Public Relations and women for peace in the Middle East, at the location of the Syrian International Academy for Training and Development.The workshop discussed the dialog between civilizations and the underlined similarity betwixt religious belief and common values; as well as women's values and their role in defying discrimination in the world. These include some note derived from personal experiences concerning discrimination and emotional interaction of women's role in building sympathy-bridges with the other, as well as exchanging experience in the process of bridging. Participants discussed the concept of religious dialog and provided with examples on dialog and cohabitation in South Africa; having Nigeria as a pattern. Discussion and examples are open for all participants' points of view on dialog, cohabitation and the way in which we contribute to dialog and build a plan to understand the other.During the opening of the workshop, Reverend Sheikh Alaa' Al-Din Za'tari, representative of the Syrian more ...
The Academy (Arab Institute of International & Diplomatic Affaires), in collaboration with the Institute of National Administration (INA), organized a workshop on Management & Art of Negotiation dedicated for a group of new Syrian diplomats at the location of the Syrian International Academy including the following perspectives: 1. Basics of negotiation illustrated with examples and practice. 2. Styles of negotiation illustrated with examples and practice. 3. Phases of the negotiation process. 4. Trust-building. 5. Negotiator's skills. 6. Practical pattern (Zalda's Crisis).