In order to strengthen planning capacities of the DHSW and MFMC directors, a 7-day training course “How to Plan Successfully” was developed based on the international programme offered in Basel by Swiss TPH. The programme was adapted by Swiss TPH specifically for the project, with a focus on priority setting, resource allocation and strategic project management and is accredited by the CME Board. Although the training is usually only provided by Swiss TPH in Basel, Switzerland, the training programme was delivered in Prishtina by Swiss TPH experts Axel Hoffman and Bernadette Peterhans from 16-24 January 2017 at Hotel Emerald. The 26 participants included DHSWs, Heads of MFMCs and Master Trainers for PHC. This training is important preparation for the health services planning activities that will commence later in the year.