Women themselves identified the improvement of public speaking abilities as a need for training, so on May 20-21, 2017, in Prishtina of Kosovo, it was held the training “The art of public speaking”, for the women councillors of Dibra, Lezha and Kukës Regions.
In the two days of training, the communication and media expert Valbona Sulçe – Kolgeci spoke on interesting and useful topics to help women councillors prepare a good speech, to manage their public speaking, to be professional in different presentations, etc.
The first day of the training was opened with a successful model of women’s political profile therefore it was invited Mrs Mimoza Kusari – Lila, Mayor of Gjakova Municipality, which spoke about the role that women have in politics in central and local level in Kosovo.
She also spoke about her personal journey and gained experience during the work in different positions giving the message that politics requires strong personality, extensive knowledge and most of all good will and collaboration to overcome the challenges faced in complex context such as in the region we live.
Women councillors had an added interest on the way their voice is heard during the decision-making process, the critical attitude toward the leader, etc.
In the end of the first day of the training, discussions focused on the identification of some issues related to local government that can be supported by women candidates in the elections during their campaign trails, as well as the identification of help packages for women councillors.
At the end of the training, women councillors were acknowledged with the Blog established by dldp for the Women in Politics Network, which aims the promotion of this network and informing the public about its work and achievements. The training was successful and strengthened the spirit of cooperation between women councillors of Dibra, Lezha and Kukës.