Capacity Building for Young Artists and Talents

Lebanon Development Union (LDU) is organizing a series of FREE capacity building workshops for young artists and talents (age 18 to 45) on their interaction with the media, personal branding, event preparation and social media advocacy. This program is funded by the Anna Lindh Foundation (ALF).The training sessions will be on April 13, 20 and 21 from 9am to 5pm at the Youth and Culture Center, Zouk Mikael. For more information call us on 03/199633 | 03/535329 or email us to efersan@ldu-lb.orgThis application is for the 1st session on Media and Communication to be held on April 13, from 9am to 5pm at the Youth and Culture Center, Zouk Mikael, SEATS ARE LIMITED.

Media and Communication for Young Talents

The workshop will include the basic notions of contacting media to promote an artistic production in addition to how to prepare a media file, and what to include in it. There will be a small exercise on Press Release and Biography writing.
Then, an expert will use sample interviews with artists in various programs to analyze them with the trainees and will have a series of recommendations, tips and tricks.
The trainees will receive a sample of press releases, invitations, biographies, event check-lists and media contact lists.

Trainer: Communication Expert Eliane Fersan

This application is for the 1st session on Media and Communication to be held on April 13, from 9am to 5pm at the Youth and Culture Center, Zouk Mikael. DEADLINE for applying is April 10, 2013 at 5pm. To Apply Click on this link:


Introduction to Social Media for young artists
Young artist between the age of 18 and 45, has little social media knowledge and is committed to attending the training on April 20 and 21.

The workshop is an introduction for basic social media users.It is a practical training, therefore trainees should have a laptop with them. LDU has a limited number of laptops available, we will provide them on 1st come 1st served basis.
The training will cover the following topics:
– Gmail accounts, Applications and services
– Facebook page, landing page, effective postings, page promotion and facebook ads
– Twitter intro, creating handle, profile, use of hashtags, twitter as a promotion tool for arts
– Linkedin, creating profile, do and don’ts
– YouTube, creating a channel, uploading videos, branding and promoting your channel
– Introduction to Blogging, creating a wordpress blog, posting and integrating facebook, twitter and linkedin widgets
– Introduction to Wikipedia, creating a Wikipedia page
– Quick introduction to Instagram, Pinterest, Vibe, Vimeo, Behance (online portfolios) and QR Codes

Trainer: Social Media Executive Cindy Nehme

This application is for the 2nd and 3rd sessions on basics of Social Media to be held on April 20 and 21, from 9am to 5pm at the Youth and Culture Center, Zouk Mikael. DEADLINE for applying is April 15, 2013 at 5pm. To Apply Click on this link:



CV Writing and Interviewing Techniques 101

Having trouble getting hired? Do you need guidance on how to develop a comprehensive CV and write a motivating cover letter?Are you ready for a Job Interview? Register for a free CV writing workshop held at the Youth and Culture Center – Zouk Mikael.

Registration criteria:
1- English proficiency
2- proficient knowledge of Office Word

Workshop will be given by Eliane Fersan

Places are limited, register NOW!!

BRING ALONG A COPY OF YOUR CV. If you do not have one, draft one so we can work from it!

For more information contact us on

Microsoft Office & Internet 101 courses                   

Lebanon Development Union – LDU in collaboration with Youth and Culture Center – Zouk Mikaël offer you
Internet and Microsoft Principles  (IMP – 101)
Spring– 2013— T-Th. 19:00 /20:30
Ms. Swaleen Abboud
09 – 213 217

Course description:

This course is an introduction to the world of computing and internet basics. It covers different applications and programs used to improve various working skills, and personal competences such as: communication & organizing.

Course objectives:

1-    To give a well based notion on Microsoft software’s and applications, such as Word, Excel and Power Point;

2-    To give basic introduction to internet use to meet daily needs: email, search engine, and social networking.

Course Method:

This is a lecture and application course. The classroom is equipped with computers, which the trainees are entitled to use during the class to practice learned skills. Trainees are encouraged to bring their laptops with them. Trainees can come during YCC official opening hours to practice their lessons, free of charge. (For more information refer to management)

Attendance and Homework:

The trainee’s attendance in class and homework are imperative. This will contribute to his/her own learning. His/her knowledge will be always enriched and extended by the interaction with other class members and with the instructor.

Course Outline:



Nb of

Introduction to the world of Computers
  1. Managing Files


Word 101/102
  1. Creating a basic document
  2. Editing a document
  3. Formatting text and paragraph
  4. Controlling page appearance
  5. Adding Tables & Inserting Graphic Elements
  6. Proofing and Printing a Document


Excel 101
  1. Getting started with Excel
  2. Managing and formatting worksheets
  3. Calculating data
  4. Manipulating data
  5. Managing and formatting worksheets
  6. Calculating Data
  7. Manipulating Data
  8. Modifying a worksheet’s layout
  9. Using diagrams and charts
  10. Import & Export data


  1. Using the application, developing a presentation
  2. Adding Text and Images, Using Slide Master
  3. Using slide show effects
  4. Preparing to deliver a presentation


Internet 101
  1. Introduction to Internet history
  2. Internet Search Engine
  3. Create and manage email accounts


Exams and Certificates

A certificate of completion will be issued upon successful completion of the final exam scheduled at the end of the session. Trainees are requested to undertake this exam. Certificates will not be issued unless exam results are successful.

*This course is licensed by Microsoft Corporation under the Unlimited Potential Program Initiative.

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