The Workshop on Public
Speaking and Communication Skills is Successfully Concluded
21st. In cooperation between the Office of the University
President Assistant for Graduate Affairs and the
University-based International Youth Exchange Program (Zajel) of
the Public Relations Department, the workshop on public speaking
and communication skills which was organized earlier was
two-month workshop provided training for 35 students through the
interactive training approach whereby students were engaged in
interactions with the four trainers from the United Kingdom,
United States and Germany.
were trained on a number of skills that were taught collectively
during the workshop, such as public speaking and communication
skills; students were asked to prepare presentations about
different topics including the conditions of life that the
Palestinians encounter, cultural disputes between different
people from different religious and ethnic backgrounds,
environmental issues such as solid waste treatment and
recycling, communication skills and others.
British trainer, Anna Feri,
from the World Council of Churches said that the students have
learned to express their ambitions, ideas and hope without fear
or hesitation; the ultimate goal of the whole workshop was to
enable the students to become competent English speakers.
Students on their part said they were impressed by the
interactive training approach which motivated them to speak for
themselves and communicate with each other in English.
Jawad Fatayer, University President Assistant for Graduate
Affairs, said the workshop is an indication of the efforts the
University is exerting to develop its graduates’ competency and
competitiveness in the work field. He also encouraged other
students to take part in the upcoming workshops which will be
announced during the current academic semester. Professor
Fatayer also informed that the workshop was designed to help
improve the personal skills and competency of the students which
will in turn help them play an effective role in the real life.
Abu Dheer said that more workshops and training courses will be
launched and run over the period of the academic year that will
aim to train the students on the different language skills which
will enhance their chances of getting a job and increase their
joining these workshops, students are able not only to learn new
skills, but also to become familiar with the different cultures
of the world through interacting with international trainers and
volunteers from various countries across the globe. The
student-centered approach around which the training was
established helped the students to engage in interactive
discussions and conduct research and presentation by themselves.
the end of the ceremony certificates of appreciation were
presented to the students by trainer Feri, Mr. Rafe’ Daraghmeh,
Director of An-Najah Alumni Association, as well as Mr. Alaa Abu
Dheer, Coordinator of the International Youth Exchange Program (Zajel).
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