Rivera, the leader who failed, organizes a master’s degree that trains political strategists


Between ‘exnarajas’ the game goes. The former president of Ciudadanos, Albert Rivera, hires another former Cs member for the Leadership and Political Management Postgraduate that Rivera himself has set up in the Cardenal Cisneros Higher Education Center. Toni Cantó, a former Citizen candidate for the presidency of the Valencian Generalitat and now in the Popular Party, joins a cast of speakers full of national and international political figures, such as Alberto Ruiz-Gallardón, Eduardo Medina, Josep Piqué, Alvaro Uribe, Borja Semper, Leopoldo López or the economist Daniel Lacalle.

Rivera, who resigned after the collapse of Ciudadanos in the 2019 general elections -after lose two and a half million votes and 47 seats along the way-, also participates as a professor and speaker of the postgraduate course, aimed at “entrepreneurs and professionals from the private sector who intend to develop their careers in the field of politics”. He will do so accompanied by other former colleagues from the party he led for more than 15 years: in addition to Cantó, they will be Jose Manuel Villegas (who was his right hand), Fernando de Páramo or the businessman Marcos de Quinto, former vice president of Coca Cola.

In this way, Cantó, whom Madrid president Isabel Díaz Ayuso has placed at the head of the Spanish Office in Madrid with a salary of 77,000 euros per year, once again rubs shoulders with his former party colleagues to share “exclusively” with the students their professional experiences and knowledge that, like the rest of the speakers, “have allowed them to advance and lead the world of politics (…) as well as the real keys to your successes and failures“, according to the program of the course.

Rivera, who currently chairs the board of directors of the law firm Martínez-Echevarría & Rivera, I had been planning the launch of this postgraduate for months, although it is now that the ‘template’ of speakers and the contents of the program are known. The former leader of Cs joined the Board of Trustees of the Cardenal Cisneros Higher Education Center, attached to the Complutense University, in March. at the suggestion of your management to create the Institute of Leadership and Political Training, which was born with the objective of cover the “gaps” that Rivera detected during his years in politics. His appointment was then ratified by the former Minister of Universities and Innovation of the CAM, Eduardo Sicilia, who “fell” along with Ignacio Aguado and the rest of the Citizens Councilors when Ayuso announced the electoral advance in Madrid.

The postgraduate course, in whose design and direction Rivera has been actively involved, promises “a unique and innovative work methodology, eminently practical, based on the experience of its professors and speakers.” The presentation highlights that the speakers will unravel during the course the “keys that define a true leader”, as the elements that were decisive in decision-making in complex moments or crisis contexts and how the new scenarios were reconsidered after a failure.

Composed of 27 credits spread over more than 180 hours and priced at 5,800 euros, the postgraduate program divides its study plan into ten modules on political philosophy, the rule of law, leadership in politics, transparency and the fight against corruption, communication and public speaking, crisis management or political psychology. It will begin in October and end in June of next year and, despite its ‘modest’ price, it is not available to anyone: the candidates They must pass a selection process that includes curriculum screening and a personal interview.


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