Posted on December 09, 2015

QatarDebate – member of the Qatar Foundation for Education, Science and Community Development – organized a Debate Skills Training for Healthcare Professionals, as a part of the HMC Leadership for Change Program, with 27 female participants, held from 7th to 9th December 2015 at student center, education city.  

The training was given by Dr. Maja Nenadović, global trainer and consultant with 16 years of experience, Dr Nenadovic is also a professional moderator and facilitator of various public conferences and events. She is also a regular panelist or keynote speaker at expert conferences on debate, critical pedagogy and the subject of European Union enlargement processes. She has a PhD in Political Science from the University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands (2012).

This three day training is designed to assist professionals from various sectors and spheres in improving communication about their work, both internally with their peers, colleagues and superiors, but also externally – towards the public - Dr. Maja Nenadović said-.

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One of the keys to success is being able to communicate persuasively about things that matter, and policy advocacy is one of the modern world methods of bridging the gap between experts and laymen, or service providers and their clients/customers. In order to be able to convey one’s opinions and experience across to a diverse set of audiences, this training will provide its participants with interactive exercises, handouts and theory on argumentation, debating, public speaking and policy advocacy.

She stated that at the end of the training, the participants will have a clearer understanding of how to communicate about their work and its challenges as well as potential; they will be ready to engage in public debates and discussions, having a clear personal mission and key messages; they will have higher awareness of their own communication style and how it impacts different audiences; their confidence in delivering public speeches and in expressing their views will have increased as result of the training.