“Only through education we can change the mindset and attitudes of the people.” This is what the philanthropist Elvin Guri said to the participants in the National Program “Governing skills”. He was a special guest in the panel “30 minutes with…” Guri and his wife Ralica Again support education initiatives and institutions, among which the American University in Bulgaria, Junior Achievement Bulgaria and “Teach for Bulgaria”. He was a guest, as part of the efforts of the Bulgarian School of Politics to support philanthropy in Bulgaria.
The second day of the national program started with a lecture on the strategic thinking and leadership of change. The topic was delivered by Mr. Vladimir Borachev, who is a lecturer in the EMBA Program of the American University in Bulgaria and certificated coach. The program continued with a session dedicated to effective speaking and persuasive communication. Prof. Ivanka Mavrodieva, who is a university professor in rhetoric, public relations and business communication, talked about models of political speaking and rhetoric skills that captivate the audience. Mr. Miroslav Mavrov, who is a Deputy Chair of the association “Debates”, illustrated the main participation rules in political debates.