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Fred Fisher wrote these manuals in collaboration with David Tees from Texas University, Kinga Goncz and Dusan Ondrusek from the Partners Centers network. They have been developed under a program initiated by FPDL and financed by LGI and UN Habitat.Each volume is structured in Part I Concepts and Part II Training Toolkit,focusing on the two main fields of knowledge and skills necessary to help local governments and citizens resolve/ lower the level of conflicts or prevent them.
Fred Fisher and David Tees have written both volumes:
Vol. 1 – Case Study
Volume one is a case study about a capacity building institute from a hypothetical European country that leaves the traditional mode of offering standardized training programs and moves to customized demand-based and client centered problem-solving management and leadership training and institutional development.
Vol. 2 – Training Tools
Volume two contains a set of tools that will help trainers in building successful training and organizational development programs. The tools are arranged so that the trainer will know which one works best for what task. Tools are cross-referenced with the case study in Vol.1.
The series of Manuals have three main topics:
Human Resources Management
Financial Resources Management
Outreach Communicating and Influencing
The manual is aimed to support the development of Codes of ethics and enforcement systems in the public service, in order to improve the transparency and accountability of local governments, as tools to prevent and fight corruption. The manual contains three distinct and interrelated parts.
Part One: A Guide for Reflecting about Ethics includes a wide range of concepts, strategies, standards, principles, historical happenings, for those who intend to develop and implement a code of ethics within their profession.
Part Two: A Guide for Planning an Ethics Course of Action proposes a series steps designed to help professional associations to go through the process of a Code of Ethics elaboration
Part Three: A Guide for Managing a Profession’s Shared Commitment to Ethics describes ICMA experience in managing and enforcing a professional code of ethics on a daily basis.
The manual author is Fred Fisher, and it was developed in the frame of the Regional Program “Working Together”, in collaboration with UN HABITAT and with LGI financial support.
13 Handbooks have been written by Fred Fisher and David Tees, to cover eleven different roles performed by the local elected councilors: 11 handbooks, a trainer’s guide and overview document. Each handbook has two parts: part I contains concepts included in a self-study essay describing the role and part II training designs/exercises to be used by trainers.
The user-friendly training package, can also be used as a practical on-the-job guide.
The 13 handbooks titles are:
- Trainer’s guide for training of elected officials
- Handbook 1: Perspectives on training elected leaders
- Handbook 2: The councilor as policy-maker
- Handbook 3: The councilor as decision maker
- Handbook 4: The councilor as communicator
- Handbook 5: The councilor as facilitator
- Handbook 6: The councilor as enabler
- Handbook 7: The councilor as negotiator
- Handbook 8: The councilor as financier
- Handbook 9: The councilor as overseer
- Handbook 10:The councilor as power broker
- Handbook 11:The councilor as institution builder
- Handbook 12:The councilor as leader
In 2001 UN HABITAT organized an Expert Meeting attended by Training organizations representatives from CEE, South Asia, West and East Africa, Latin America, Manuals authors – Fred Fisher and David Tees and UN HABITAT Training and Capacity Building Branch members. During the meeting participants discussed the the way the series of Local Elected Leadership manuals should be improved in a second edition. The second edition was finalized in 2005.