Implementation

August 18, 2009

Annex 1: BRIDGE Training Components

Module Workshops BRIDGE is the most comprehensive professional development curriculum available in election administration. It improves the skills, knowledge, and confidence both of election professionals and […]
August 18, 2009

Annex 9: Key Documents for Translation

Annex 9: Key Documents for Translation Whether translating BRIDGE before customisation and design, or translating an already customised program, it is essential to translate some documents […]
August 18, 2009

Annex 8: Criteria for Progression – Facilitator Categories

Annex 8: Criteria for Progression – Facilitator Categories Category Criteria for progression Semi-accredited To successfully complete the prerequisites to be considered a Semi-accredited Facilitator: Has attended […]
August 18, 2009

Annex 7: Summary of Facilitator Categories

Annex 7: Summary of Facilitator Categories   Semi-accredited Facilitator Workshop Facilitator Accrediting Facilitator Expert Facilitator Accreditation Semi-accredited Accredited Accredited Accredited Who accredits? An Accrediting or Expert […]
August 18, 2009

Annex 6: Post-workshop Evaluation Sheets

Annex 6: Post-workshop Evaluation Sheets Post-Workshop Evaluation Sheet for EMB’s (to be sent to EMB training contact officer approximately 6-8 weeks after the workshop) Your feedback […]
August 18, 2009

Special considerations for running a TtF workshop

Implementing a Train the Facilitator (TtF) workshop A TtF is also a more complex implementation task than a standard BRIDGE module. The nature of the workshop […]
August 18, 2009

Annex 5: BRIDGE Evaluation Cycle

Annex 5: BRIDGE Evaluation Cycle Phase 1: Before the Workshop – Assessment     Trying to ascertain: Will the selected BRIDGE format (type of BRIDGE program/workshop) and […]
August 18, 2009

Annex 4: Potential Cost Items of a BRIDGE Program

Annex 4: Potential Cost Items of a BRIDGE Program Below is a list of possible costs to consider when planning a BRIDGE program.  Not all costs […]
August 18, 2009

Annex 2: Version 1 Curriculum Framework

Annex 2: Version 1 Curriculum Framework Module 1: An Introduction to Electoral Administration Module 6: Contestants Module 2: Electoral Systems Module 7: Preparation for the Electoral […]
August 18, 2009

Maintaining and Sustaining BRIDGE Programs

One of the key messages of this manual is to consider, plan and implement BRIDGE programs in a sustainable, meaningful manner. This section will summarise and […]
August 18, 2009

Running a BRIDGE Workshop

This section looks at what happens during the workshop itself. Facilitators should also refer to the Facilitation Manual for further facilitation-specific information. Methodology Principles Reminder Those […]
August 18, 2009

Transition: Reporting, Documenting and Updating BRIDGE

BRIDGE can be particularly useful and successful as a capacity development tool because it aims to systematically transfer ownership and responsibility for the conduct of BRIDGE […]
August 18, 2009

Focus On: The BRIDGE Website

The BRIDGE website has the following functions: To explain BRIDGE to potential clients and interested parties The BRIDGE website explains what BRIDGE is to potential clients […]
August 18, 2009

Evaluating BRIDGE

Although evaluation happens at the end of an event or program, it should have already been considered from the very first stages of planning.  2.5 Planning […]
August 18, 2009

Preparing for a BRIDGE Module Workshop

Although they may involve practical tasks, most of the activities conducted in the initial phase of a project are research-related and, therefore, of an essentially theoretical […]
August 18, 2009

Focus On: Translation

In many cases, the customisation process not only involves adapting the original materials to the program’s objectives but also translating them into a local language. In […]
August 18, 2009

Focus On: Progression in Facilitator Accreditation and Categories

In the early stages of BRIDGE, and leading up to the launch of Version 2 and the new Implementation Manual, the facilitator accreditation and progression process […]
August 18, 2009

BRIDGE curriculum and module structure

To some extent, there is consistency between all of the modules. Each was built on a common structure, including: Facilitators Notes – the step by step […]
August 18, 2009

Train the Facilitator (TtF) workshop

This workshop, which is integral to BRIDGE, uses a ‘train the trainer’ model.  The 10-day workshop is designed to give potential BRIDGE facilitators practical skills and […]
August 18, 2009

Facilitator categories

The facilitator category structure has been developed to provide a supportive framework in which facilitators can practise, improve and broaden their BRIDGE skills. The categories also […]
August 18, 2009

Facilitators in BRIDGE

Facilitators are key players in BRIDGE – the success of BRIDGE relies on the quality of its facilitators, and the use of the right facilitation teams. […]
August 18, 2009

Post-needs assessment activities

Assessment report At the completion of a needs assessment mission, an assessment report should be written, on the basis of which a recommendation on whether or […]
August 18, 2009

Planning for Evaluation

  Assessment – process of estimating the value/quality of something before or during a process/event Evaluation – the process of measuring the amount of something during […]
August 18, 2009

Building partnerships for delivery

The involvement of the client or implementing organisation as an integral partner to the needs assessment (and subsequent program design) is an important investment in the […]
August 18, 2009

Focus on: Training Units

The most sustainable way to use BRIDGE is to incorporate (and adapt) the resources, trained facilitators, and methodology into the training unit of a client organisation. […]
August 18, 2009

Communication Planning

Considering effective communication with all stakeholders is absolutely fundamental to a project’s success, the development of a communication plan is often among the first tasks to […]
August 17, 2009

Project Management Structure and Plan

The conduct of a BRIDGE project will typically require a significant investment of time, money and human resources from a range of stakeholders, including participants, EMBs, […]
August 17, 2009

Financial Planning & Formal Agreements

The completion of any project within its budget is a central objective of project management. Budgeting is the process of estimating as accurately as possible, against […]
August 17, 2009

Focus on: Scoping Missions

Scoping missions should include at least one BRIDGE facilitator with extensive knowledge of BRIDGE. Having an experienced facilitator on the team – preferably one who is […]
August 17, 2009

Focus On: Showcasing BRIDGE

What is a BRIDGE showcase? BRIDGE uses the word ‘showcase’ to refer to the use of a specially customised BRIDGE workshop to demonstrate the BRIDGE methodology […]
August 17, 2009

Developing a program framework

Once the program objectives are in place and parameters identified, implementers can begin to look at the BRIDGE components and workshop sequencing to determine which are […]
August 17, 2009

BRIDGE in Electoral Assistance and Capacity Building Programs

(see also 1.3 BRIDGE as a Professional Development Tool) As a component of electoral assistance programming, BRIDGE should not be seen as a ‘sand-alone’ feature but […]
August 17, 2009

Focus on: the Electoral Cycle

Understanding the election cycle and the operational capability of an EMB is critical to creating a strong program. In giving consideration to timing, the program organiser […]
August 17, 2009

Setting BRIDGE program objectives

The first task of a program implementing team is to determine the overall program aims and objectives, by asking ‘what are you hoping to achieve with […]
August 17, 2009

Implementing BRIDGE Programs – A Quick Look

A BRIDGE program should always be seen as a long-term capacity development effort, not a short-term quick-fix.  It should involve: identification of needs and broad objectives […]
August 17, 2009

BRIDGE as a Professional Development Tool

An election is the largest and most complex logistical operation that a country ever undertakes in peacetime. This is often not well understood, and indeed, the […]
August 17, 2009

The BRIDGE Partnership and Structure

  The BRIDGE partners are all committed to the following values: The spirit of collaboration and cooperation, and establishing a true partnership. Regular and honest communication […]
August 17, 2009

Explaining BRIDGE

1.1 Explaining BRIDGE BRIDGE stands for Building Resources in Democracy, Governance and Elections, a modular professional development program with a particular focus on electoral processes. BRIDGE […]
November 4, 2008

The 8th BRIDGE Project Partner Committee Meeting

The 8th BRIDGE Project Partner committee meeting is being held on Friday 14th November 2008 in Sydney, Australia, to coincide with the third Implementation Manual meeting.
November 4, 2008

Implementation Manual Meeting # 3

The final Bridge (V2) Implementation Manual Meeting (# 3) is being held in Sydney Australia from 10-13 November 2008 at the Australian Electoral Commission State Office.

December 29, 2006

Together we Sail the Ocean Towards the Land of Justice

We the small brother island countries continuously treasure the virtues in you.

You do not only provide written recourses, financial support but visited or invited us to attend round table trainings and discussions (Workshops)

December 19, 2006
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Implementation Workshop: A Reflection

The 3-day Bridge Implementation Workshop in Melbourne provided the opportunity for PIANZEA election administrators to meet and share recent experiences in their respective jurisdictions. At the end of the workshop, everyone agreed that the Implementation Workshop had succeeded in providing guidance for designing and setting up Bridge training courses. It also familiarized everyone with the scope and flexibility of Bridge training material, and how to best implement it.

December 18, 2006
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The First BRIDGE Implementation Workshop

AusAID through their Pacific Governance Support Project funded a recent BRIDGE Implementation Module Workshop in Melbourne, Australia on 11 – 13 December inclusive.  The purpose of the workshop was to provide guidance to individuals and organisations responsible for designing and setting up training courses that use material taken from the BRIDGE Project curriculum. 

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