Le Grand Syllabus 2016/2017
Evaluation of the public policies : main concepts, main tools, which organization ? Which limits ? The main criteria used to assess the quality of an evaluation. Required reading : Nicolas Tenzer, France : La Réforme impossible ? (Flammarion, 2004) (for those who read French) ; Petit Guide de l'évaluation des politiques publiques http://www. evaluation.gouv.fr/cgp/fr/interministere/doc/ petit_guide_cse.pdf ; World Bank, Agreeing on Robust Decisions http://www-wds.worldbank. org/external/default/WDSContentServer/WDSP/ IB/2014/06/04/000158349_20140604102709/ Rendered/PDF/WPS6906.pdf.
Teachers : Hélène LAVOIX (Directrice). Prerequisite : Students should, as much as possible, already possess a good knowledge of international relations and political science ; if they do not have it, then they will need to catch up by reading more. To enjoy thinking out of the box and dynamically will be a plus to appreciate the Syllabus. Pedagogical format : Seminar Course validation : Class Presentation (34%) will address the topic outlined in bold as detailed and explained in the following paragraph in the syllabus. It will present, for the group(s) project part the result of the week's work for the group. Class participation (33%) : students will be expected to actively participate in the seminar discussions and to prepare each week the assignments. Contribution to the group project (33%) : each week, all students are required to contribute to the group(s) project for the second part of the course. Students will hand in, on week 11, a brief assessment of the group work, including the difﬁculties they met (or not) with their colleagues. The assessments will remain anonymous (not shared with other students) but be used for the ﬁnal debrieﬁng regarding group work. 20% participation ; 45% individual presentation ; 35% group project. Workload : Between 6 and 10 hours a week. Pedagogical method : A lecture followed : by students presentation and then discussion on a speciﬁc topic for the ﬁrst part of the course ; by students' presentations of their group(s) work. The group(s) work allows for application of what has been taught for the second part, as well as discussions and explanations regarding the group(s) work. Students are very strongly encouraged to take notes during the lecture, as proper note-taking is a crucial skill to develop, which will be extremely useful for the rest of their professional life, notably if it involves analysis. Course Description : This course is designed to provide students with the opportunity to engage and think about the future and how to approach it within the context of traditional and non-traditional, national and international security issues in a complex world.
PUBLIC SPEAKING WORKSHOP, IMPROVING YOUR COMMUNICATION ON THE WORKPLACE
Semester : Spring Number of hours : 24 Language of tuition : English
Teachers : Cyril DELHAY (Directeur du programme "Arts oratoires", FORCCAST), David JACQUIN (Training Manager), Hervé PATA (Directeur). Pedagogical format : Seminar Course validation : Evaluations : each participant will be subjected to periodic evaluations as the course moves forward (50%). A ﬁnal exercise will be organized, each participant will have to be committed on a personal level. Course Description : The purpose of this course is to offer participants a methodology to perfect their skills in public speech and develop their verbal charisma. Work on the basics of public speaking (stress management, physical commitment, voice delivery and pitch, interaction with the audience) is based on speciﬁc exercises, case studies, role plays and media training. Required reading : to be deﬁned.
RISK ANALYSIS & CRISIS MANAGEMENT
Semester : Autumn Number of hours : 24 Language of tuition : English