deputy minister

 

deputy minister

 

 

 

1.     Family name: Shabani                        

2.    First names:                Arafat

3.    Date of birth: 20.03.1976      

4.    Nationality: Republic of North Macedonia

5.    Civil status: Married

6.     Education:   

 

Institution

[ Date from - Date to ]

Degree(s) or Diploma(s) obtained:

SEE University – Tetovo, Faculty of Languages, Cultures and Communication 2019-2020

Dean of Faculty

SEE University – Tetovo, Faculty of Languages, Cultures and Communication 2018-Present

Full Professor in “Educational Psychology and Management in Education”

SEE University – Tetovo, Faculty of Languages, Cultures and Communication 2016-2108

Pro-Dean of Faculty

SEE University – Tetovo, Faculty of Languages, Cultures and Communication 2013-2018

Associated   Professor  in “Educational Psychology”

SEE University – Tetovo, Faculty of Languages, Cultures and Communication 2008

Assistant  Professor  in “Educational Psychology and Methodology of Teaching

PhD, SEE University – Tetovo  and University of Indiana-USA and      2005-2008

PhD in Psychology Sciences                                                                                                            

M.S., University of St. Kiril&Metodi, Skopje, Macedonia                            

Social Psychology (Postgraduate studies) 2000-2005                    

M.S. in Social Psychology

M.A., University of St. Kiril&Metodi, Skopje, Macedonia 

Studies for Peace & Development (Postgraduate studies) 2000-2006

M.S. in Peace & Development Studies

B.S., University of St. Kiril&Metodi, Skopje, Macedonia 

Department of Psychology (Graduated Psychologist) 1995-1999

B.S. in Psychology

B.S., University of Prishtina, Kosovo      

Department of Pedagogy (Graduated Professional Pedagogy) 1996-2002                                                            

 

B.S. in Professional Pedagogy

B.A, SEE University, Teacher Training Faculty, Tetovo

Department of Sociology (Graduated Professor of Sociology)   2001-2003

B.S. in Sociology                                                                                     

University of St. Kiril&Metodi, Center for Development, Consulting and    Psychotherapy 1998-2001

 

Professional Education on Psychotherapy (Integrative Psychotherapy),

 

 

 

 

 

 

7.        Language skills:  (1 - excellent; 5 - basic)

Language

Reading

Speaking

Writing

Albanian

1

1

1

Macedonian

1

1

1

English

1

1

1

Serbo-Croatian

1

1

1

Turkish

1

1

1

 

 

8.    Membership of professional bodies:

SEEU Alumni, Member of the Center for Professional Leadership at the SEEU; Member in Professional commission under Ministry of Education and Science; Contributor to Think Tank organisations.

 

9.       Other skills:  (e.g. Computer literacy, etc.)

·       Computer literate and familiar with most software (MS Office, Internet Explorer, etc.;

  • SPSS- Statistical- Analytical   Package Of Programs

10.  Positions: 

·       Dean in SEEU-Tetovo

·       Pro-Dean in SEEU-Tetovo

·       Professor in SEEU-Tetovo

·       Senior Adviser to Vice-President of the Government of Republic of Macedonia for European Affairs

·       Professor in SUT-Tetovo

·       Professor in University of FAMA-Prishtina

·       Profesor in University of Prishtina-Faculty of Education

·       Center For Profesional Leadership, Seeu-President

·       Institut For Democracy And Developmant-Vice-President

 

11.    Years within the firm:  18 years

           

12.    Key qualifications:  (Relevant to the assignment)

 

Strong research and analytical skills.  Highly organized, with excellent written and verbal communication and multi-lingual. Excellent presentation and public relation skills. Experienced in policy advice and coordination activities. Trainer of trainer. Easily adaptable with superior negotiation, decision-making and interpersonal skills. Areas of expertise include: Psychology, Pedagogy, Sociology, Service Learning, Project Cycle  Management, Policy advice and coordination.

 

 

13.  Specific experience in the region:

 

Country

Date from - Date to

Macedonia

1999 - present

Kosovo

2000 – 2003

Kosovo

2008 – present

Slovenia

EU Countries

2003 – 2006

2011-2013


14.  Professional experience

Date from  – Date to

Location

Company

Position

Description

2001-Present  

Macedonia

SEE University – Tetovo, Faculty of Languages, Cultures and Communication

Professor and Coordinator of donor assistance at the SEEU

Professor and responsible for Psycho-pedagogical courses in departments for educational profiles. In charge of coordination the donor assistance at the SEE University. Coordinating the work of the different stakeholders in the implementation of different projects. Cooperate with different ministries as well as with other state institutions. Chairing and managing the work of different working groups at the University as well as outside the University.

2007-Present

Macedonia

SEE University – Tetovo, Faculty of Languages, Cultures and Communication

Coordinator for Master studies in Leadership and Management in Education

Coordinating, applying and organizing of master study program at the University level. Take active part at the working group organised by the Ministry of Education. Prepare and conduct needs assessment reports on variety of topics. Conduct research on relevant laws and regulations, follow‑up on the developments in the field of education, public administration reform, decentralisation and analyze the relevant problems and challenges in the field.

2011-2013

Macedonia

Cabinet of Deputy Prime Minister for European Affairs

Senior Adviser to Vice-President of the Government of Republic of Macedonia for European Affairs

 

2007-2017

Macedonia

State University of Tetovo

Professor

Visiting professor in department of Psychology and professor of post-graduate course “Psychology of leadership”. Coordinating the work of the students in their efforts to prepare and conduct researches in the relevant fields.

2008-Present

Kosovo

University of FAMA

Professor/Designer of curriculum’s and study programms 

Visiting professor in faculty of Psychology and professor of post-graduate course in Master programs for Security. Prepare background materials and briefing packages for internal and external use (i.e. training workshops, capacity building workshops, meetings, etc);

2006-2012

Macedonia

Center for Professional Leadership, SEEU

President/Programme coordinator

General management of the centre responsible for the implementation of deferent reform projects. Functions as Director of the centre:

Strategic development of the Institution, development of international partnership and project coordination;

Management of the organisational structure, Human Resources Management and Development, internal training;

Overall management of the daily operations and supervision of the staff;

Numerous training projects and conferences in Macedonia and abroad.

2008-2015

Macedonia

Institute for Democracy And Development

Vice-President

Overall management of the Institute, acting as main training institution in SEEU

Development of training curricula on Strategic design and development of the training programmes based on training needs analyses prepared by me and other colleagues; Financial management of the institution, inter-institutional coordination and development of international relations and networking among European public administration training academies and policy making institutions.

 

2009-2011

Rome-ITALY

TEMPUS PROJECT- Development of new master programmes in education

Project manager for Macedonia

Managing the overall implementation of the project. Serving as an expert in the project. Preparing and finalising reports. Organising briefing sessions for different stakeholders. 

2003-2006

SL OVENIA

Post-koloni and post-socialistic context  of scientific teaching and writing( HESP Project)

Partner Organisations` Representatives

During the project, we examined the social scientific interpretations of post-colonial and post-socialist contexts. We endeavoured to build study programmes that:

Articulated an analytical perspective on social scientific production on post-colony and post-socialism;

Attempted to formulate a novel perspective on social processes in both contexts;

Specifically addressed local historic, social and political contexts in the participants’ countries;

Attempted to build new epistemologies;

Designed explanatory techniques for classroom rendering.

2008

Macedonia

Prefectionation of gradueted students from PMT,SEE

Project coordinator

In charge of coordination, implementation and evaluation of the project. 

2005

USA

Teacher Education for Intercultural Understanding in the U.S. and Macedonia, Indiana University,

Consultant

Project consultant and participating in drafting, applying and implementing of the project, with specific aspects of exchanging the students between Macedonian and USA; Liaise and coordinate the work between the SEE University and the UE Embassy as well as with other stakeholders.

2010

Macedonia

Building a concept for post-secondary education in Macedonia-Ministry of Education and Sciences

Expert

Expert for developing a contemporary concept for post-secondary education in Macedonia

2004

Macedonia

Pace Training Programme Campus Project                                                                             

Lecture for public Administrators

Professor and monitoring in the project for preparing civil servants for effective and productive work in the public administration.

2004

 

Macedonia

EUROPIAN CENTRE FOR MINORITY ISSUE- Skopje,Policy Dialogue Initiative

Local expert for educational issues

Expert in analyzing of educational issues and recommending for progress in this field. –initiative for Strategic Dialog.

2005-Present

Macedonia

Ministry of Education and Sciences &USAID

Trainer for training of School directors

Designing and developing of programme and organizing of trainings and implementing of the trainings.

2005-2009

Macedonia

Ministry of Education and Sciences

Member of commission for director exam

Member in Professional commission under Ministry of Education and Science

 

 

 

2000- 2003

KOSOVO

DIAKONIE, Germany                                                                                         

Psychological Help for Traumatized in Kosovo

Psychologist and psychotherapeutic

Working in different places in Kosovo as Psychologist and psychotherapeutic.

2009-2011

Macedonia

USAID and MCCE (MCGO)

Trainer for School Board Member

Designing and developing of programme and organizing of trainings and implementing of the training of trainers.

1999-2002

Macedonia

NANSEN DIALOGUE CENTRE-SKOPJE, MACEDONIA

Facilitator and Trainer

Designing and developing of progrrame and organizing of trainings and implementing of the tranings.

1999-2000

Macedonia

CENTAR FOR PSYCHOSOCIAL AND CRISE ACTION                         

University of St. Kiril&Metodi, Skopje

Science Researcher

Researcher in different scientifically projects in Psycho-social field.

 

15.     Other relevant information (e.g., Publications)

Publications: More than 50 articles, scientific discussions and seminar presentations from the different fields.Some of them are listed below:

 

List of active participated in professional & scientifically seminars and conferences:

·         IOM-International organization for Migration, Facilitator Certification, ACTIVE AND CRITICAL THINKING, 2020-Present

·         UNDP and Swiss Agency for Development Cooperation SDC-Certificate of Completion for successfully completing all 11 training modules of the “CAPASITY DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME FOR MUNICIPAL COUNCILLORS” in the framework of the Empowering Municipal Councils Project, October 2019

·         A collaboration of SEEU Tetovo, Macedonia and PH Zug, Switzerland, Developing a tool to increase the learner autonomy of  students, Partnerships SEEU Tetowo, Macedonia and PH Zug, Switzerland,2017-2018

·         IOM-International organization for Migration and University of Cambridge, Integrative Complexity Thinking, Project in Macedonia, Kosovo and Bosna&Hercegovina 2017-Present

  • 1st Twinning Conference for Hungarian partners, Ministry for Foreign Affairs, 06.06.2012 Budapest, 6-7.06.2012

·         IPA Multy Beneficiary Coordination Meeting Brussels, 26-27 April 2012

  • France EU Communication officers Conference meeting "Objective com" Bordeaux, France, 13-14 March 2012
  • Dutch Twinning coordination Conference in Ministry for Foreign Affairs-The Haag, Holland 8-9 December 2011

·         IPA Multi Beneficiary Coordination Meeting Sarajevo, 16-17 November 2011

·         IOM-International organization for Migration and University of Cambridge, Facilitator and trainer for preventing radicalism

·         Summer University for Democracy of the Schools of political Studies of the Council of Europe, COUNCIL OF EUROPE, Strasbourg, 2010

·         Teacher Education for Intercultural Understanding in the U.S. and Macedonia, Indiana University, USA, 2005

  • Service Learning, INDIANA UNIVERSITY, INDIANAPOLIS-USA, 2005

 

 

  • Summer University for Democracy of the Schools of political Studies of the Council of Europe, COUNCIL OF EUROPE, Strasbourg, 2010

·         Improving facilitation skills, SEA,USAID, World Learning, Macedonia, 2005

·         Certification of school directors, , SEA,USAID, World Learning, Macedonia, 2005

·         Professionalization and Certification of School Directors –

      NATIONAL SCHOOL FOR LEADERSHIP IN EDUCATION-Slovenia, 2005

·         Peace building processes in Western Balkans, Fridrich Ebert Stiftung, Center for Prevention and Europian Values, Macedonia, 2006

·         Post-koloni and post-socialistic context  of scientific teaching and writing-HESP Project-Slovenia, 2005&2006

·         Institutional Assessment - USAID with Indiana University, Macedonia, 2006

·         Post-secondary vocational education, International Conference, Macedonia, 2007

·         Cooperation with PHZ-Swiss, Study stay in Lucern, Zug, Schwyc, Zvicer 2007

·         Strengthening Regional Stability through Human Security in Western Balkans, Fridrich Ebert Stiftung, Center for Prevention and Europian Values, Macedonia, 2007

  • Social influences, prodigies, stereotypes and deviant behavior, Macedonia, 2007

·         Workforce Development -USAID with Indiana University, Macedonia, 2007

·         Electronic submission of grades, UEJL, Tetove, 2008

·         Work-shop for teaching observation, SEEU, Tetovo, 2008

·         Training for trainers for school managers, USAID and SEA, Ohrid, 2008

·         Training for trainers for board members, USAID and SEA, Ohrid, 2008

·         Workforce Development -USAID with Indiana University, Macedonia, 2008

·         Electronic submission of grades, UEJL, Tetovo, 2008

·         Training for school board members in Macedonia in three terms 2009-2010,USAID-Macedonia

·         Political culture in Balkans and elections, Conference organized by the Institute for democracy and Development, February, 2009

·         Trainer for young politic leaders in School for politic- Institute for democracy and Development, January 2009  until July  2010

·         Participant in School for politic in Macedonia- Supported by European Commission 2009-2010

·         International Conference in Valona-Albania, Role of Universities in integration of society of European knowledge, May 2010

  • SOCIETY OF PSYCHOLOGYCAL HELP-Zagreb, Croatia  -Psychosocial First Aid
  • NORWEGIAN CHURCH AID-Norway, and CENTRE FOR CONFLICT MANAGEMENT-Norway-Peace building
  • CENTAR FOR PSYCHOSOCIAL AND CRISE ACTION, Skopje(in cooperation with the international institutions) in following trainings:

-Crises, traumas and solving of crises situations,-Intervention in schools and helping children in crises situations

-Training for awareness of the trauma,-Crises intervention and progress of the health of the Macedonian schools under the crises

-Development of the communication skills and bringing of decisions in the group-basics of the team work

-Communication with children in crises situation,-Development of the mental health in schools

 

List of  published scientifically and professional papers:

 

Publications: More than 50 articles, scientific discussions and seminar presentations from the different fields. Some of them are listed below:

 

  • Social influences, prodigies, stereotypes and deviant behavior, IYF, Skopje, 2007
  • Analyzing of situation in education and recommendations, European Center for minority issues www.ecmipolicydialogue.org.mk
  • Cultural and language differences in SEEU, , Institute for international education, New York, 2003, www.iie.org
  • Altruizmot i Empatijata vo sekojdnevniot zivot, Faculty of Philosophy-Skopje,2004

·         Teacher Education for Intercultural Understanding in the U.S. and Macedonia, Indiana University,2005

·         Multicultural education-Interne book for students, 2006

·         Co-author for three modules-program for training of school directors,-USAID,2004, www.sea.org.mk

  • Transformacija na konfliktite i postkonfliktnotegradewe na mirot vo Makedonija-magisterska dizertacija, Faculty of Philosophy-Skopje,200
  • Oblicite na nacionalnata privrzanost i nivniot odnos so avtoritarnosta i socijalnata distanca-magisterska disertacija, Faculty of Philosophy-Skopje,2006
  • Ucewe so obezbeduvawe na usluga i oblicite na gradeweto namirot- doktorska dizertacija vo podgotovka, Faculty of Philosophy-Skopje,2010

·         Te nxenit ne sherbim ne pregaditjen dhe formimin e mesuesve- disertacioni i doktoratures, SEEU, Tetovo,2008

·         Service Learning, Book in proces of publishing,2010

·         Psychology of active participation in society, Institute for democracy and Development, 2010

·         Service Leraning and multicultural Education, International Conference in Valona-Albania, Role of Universities in integration of society of European knowledge, May 2010

·         Service learning and multicultural education for democracy, published paper in review of Diturija, Macedonia, November, 2010

·         Shabani A., , Macedonia;  Vula E. & Saqipi B. , Kosovo;  Karaj T. &  Mita N., Albania (2011), Development Trends and Challenges of Teacher Education in Kosovo, Albania and Macedonia Towards Becoming Practice-oriented and Research – based, Center for Educational Policy Studies Journal, Lubljana, Slovenia, ISSN 2232-2647

·         Shabani A, Zendeli F. (2012) Scientiscientifically-based research and teaching in the distinctive line between traditional and the modern in education, The Philosophy of Science: How Seminal Works in Research Methodology Shape Our Understanding of Science and the Interpretation of Results, International Conference Prishtina, Kosovo, December 2012

 

·         Shabani A., “Lidhshmëria me grupin  dhe ndikimet sociale si faktor për formimin e qëndrimeve etnike” International Scientific Conference, Socio-cultural issues and challenges of contemporaneity, State University of Tetovo,  Tetovo, Macedonia, October, 2013

 

·         Shabani A.,Connectivity with group and multicultural education as social influence in creation of ethnic attitudes First International Scientific Conference: Contemporary Challenges of Multiculturalism and Language Policies, SEEU,Tetovo  May, 2014

 

·         Shabani A.,2015. Connectivity with group (National Attachment) and multicultural education in creation of ethnic attitudes. SGEM International Multidisciplinary Scientific conference on SOCIAL SCIENCES and ARTS, Albena, Bulgaria

 

·         Shabani A.,2015. Multicultural Education and Service learning for democratic Society. SGEM International Multidisciplinary Scientific conference on SOCIAL SCIENCES and ARTS, Albena, Bulgaria

 

·         Shabani A, Bashtica Q., THE CORRELATION BETWEEN MOTIVATION OF TEACHERS AND THEIR COMPETENCIES IN STUDENTS` SUCCESS IN SCHOOL ,SGEM  International Multidisciplinary Scientific conference on SOCIAL SCIENCES and ARTS, Albena, Bulgaria, 2016

 

·         Shabani A.,2016. Importance of attachment to parents and the formation of self-esteem and interpersonal relationships among adolescents. SGEM International Multidisciplinary Scientific conference on SOCIAL SCIENCES and ARTS, Albena, Bulgaria

 

·         Shabani A.,2016. Authoritarity and social distance in students with different ethnicity in Macedonia. SGEM International Multidisciplinary Scientific conference on SOCIAL SCIENCES and ARTS, Albena, Bulgaria

 

·         Shabani A.,2017.” NATIONAL ATTACHMENT AND SOCIAL DISTANCE IN STUDENTS WITH DIFFERENT ETHNICITY IN MACEDONIA”, SGEM  International Multidisciplinary Scientific conference on SOCIAL SCIENCES and ARTS, Albena, Bulgaria.

 

·         Shabani A.,2017. ” THE CORRELATION BETWEEN EXTERNAL AND INTERNAL MOTIVATION OF TEACHERS AND THEIR COMPETENCIES FOR WORK WITH STUDENTS IN SCHOOL”, SGEM  International Multidisciplinary Scientific conference on SOCIAL SCIENCES and ARTS, Albena, Bulgaria.

 

·         Bekim F.,Majlinda F.,Mirlinda E.,Arafat SH., Agim P., 2017. REVIEW ANALYSES OF THE USE OF TECHNOLOGY ENHANCED EDUCATION IN TEACHING IN SCHOOLS IN MACEDONIA IN ALBANIAN LANGUAGE. The Eurasia Proceedings of Educational & Social Sciences (EPESS), 2016, Volume 4, Pages 538-544 ICEMST 2016, International Conference on Education in Mathematics,Science & Technology,p.The Eurasia Proceedings of Educational&Soci.

 

·         Shabani A.,2018.” THE IMPACT OF CAMPUS INTERACTION AMONG STUDENTS ON ACADEMIC AND INTELLECTUAL EXPERIENCES OF STUDENTS IN MACEDONIA”, SGEM  International Multidisciplinary Scientific conference on SOCIAL SCIENCES and ARTS, Albena-Sofia, Bulgaria.

 

·         Shabani A.,2018.” RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN EMOCIONAL INTELLIGENCE, SOCIAL STATUS AND SOCIO-EMOTIONAL STATUS AMONG HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS IN KOSOVO”, SGEM  International Multidisciplinary Scientific conference on SOCIAL SCIENCES and ARTS, Albena-Sofia, Bulgaria.

 

·         Shabani A., Bajrami D., “The Impact of Campus Interaction Among Students in Enriching Student Learning Experiences in North Macedonia” Proceedings of the ENTRENOVA - Enterprise Research Innovattion Conference, September 2019, Rovinj, Croatia,Vol. 5, No. 1, ISSN 1849-7950, Pages 256-261,Udruga za promicanje inovacija i istraživanja u ekonomiji ``IRENET``, Zagreb, 2019

 

·         Bajrami D., Shabani A., “The Role of Multicultural Education and Social Media in the Affirmation of Democratic Society” Proceedings of the ENTRENOVA - Enterprise Research Innovattion Conference, September 2019, Rovinj, Croatia,Vol. 5, No. 1, ISSN 1849-7950, Pages 262-263,Udruga za promicanje inovacija i istraživanja u ekonomiji ``IRENET``, Zagreb, 2019

 

·         Bajrami D., Shabani A., “The Communications of International Organizations in the Challenges of Social Media and Globalization” Proceedings of International Scientific Multilingual Conference “Multilingualism as a Challenge of a Linguistic, Literary and Cultural Communication”, ISBN978-608-248-034-3, Pages 338-347, SEEU, Tetovo, 2020