Craft content that influences and inspires
The world is changing. So are we. This fully online course provides a practical overview of some of our most-requested topics: communication planning; storytelling and writing; social media, search engine optimization, and digital analytics; and effective presentations.
Whether you need to spark positive change, build more inclusive communities, or simply influence people, refining your communication skills can help.
Through a series of 16 videos, you’ll learn how to move from strategy to action. UN practitioners, international consultants, and digital media experts will help you bring your vision to life.
Learn from social and digital media experts.
Join discussion groups for deeper conversation, reflection, and connection.
Complete the online programme on your own terms.
Make your CV competitive with a credential from the United Nations.
This 8-week course requires a time commitment of less than 3 hours per week. Every Monday, you’ll get new video lessons, tools, assignments, and discussions.
At the end of the course, you’ll walk away with new knowledge and tools, an expanded network of friends and peers, and an actionable plan for your current C4D project. (No project? No problem. We’ll assign a realistic assignment to participants without one.)
This course is hosted on eCampus, our online learning platform. You’ll gain access to course materials, discussion boards, and exciting digital extras.
Get a brief course overview, find your message and your mission, and make an impact.
4 video lessons
Build your plan — Select a communication challenge that you’re dealing with at work and brainstorm for possible solutions. This will be the foundation for the rest of your work throughout the course.
Example — Think back to a time when a communication campaign really moved you. What made it powerful?
Explore the science of storytelling and start creating authentic content that moves people.
4 video lessons
Start writing — Don’t just tell your audience what to do; show them why it matters. Craft your storyline, connect with your readers, and bring them along for the ride.
Example — What challenges did you face as you tried to define your target audience and their needs/wants?
Dive into the world of social media and create engaging content to drive action.
4 video lessons
Create a social media calendar — Remember the differences between social media platforms, use SEO techniques, and incorporate data in your posts.
Example — Share a social media post that you think follows some of the best practices in SEO and explain your reasoning.
Craft captivating presentations that motivate others, inspire action, and enable buy-in.
4 video lessons
Pitch your project — Get clear about your goals, shape your story arc, and identify the key moments of your presentation.
Example — What are some other ways you can connect with your audience? Think about using humor, setting your intentions, etc.
Creative, innovative learning is better together. Recreate this course as a customized training programme for your team and develop new skills and perspectives, go deeper into discussion, and build a shared understanding.
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Highly recommend the C4D course at ITCILO. I learned so much about innovation for social change and had so much fun building communication strategies from scratch with experts from all over the world.
Grazie mille ITCILO for an interesting course that mainly refreshed my brain on comms and campaigns in particular. Ready to put this knowledge to use!
Huge thanks to the ITCILO team for an expertly-crafted C4D programme full of hands-on experimentation and learning. For anyone interested in visual communications, storytelling or cross-cultural advocacy, I highly recommend this course.
All the Centre's regular courses are open to candidates through grants or individual sources of funding. These candidates should send their applications directly to the ITCILO.
Workers’ Activities and Employers’ Activities training courses are available by invitation only. Additional candidates may be accepted if they pay a fee and are approved by the Secretary of the Workers’ Group or Employers’ Group of the ILO Governing Body.
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The application procedure allows the Centre to match participants' needs to training activities. In general, it is important to specify language skills, job experience, and academic background.
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Tuition prices cover course preparation, implementation and evaluation, training materials and books, and the use of facilities and support services. For face-to-face courses, tuition also covers study tours (if planned) and emergency medical insurance.
Subsistence prices cover accommodation and full board on campus, laundry services (for courses longer than one week), and local study visits (if planned). For courses outside Turin, subsistence prices cover accommodation and full board, as well as incidentals, depending on the available facilities.
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Cancellation of participation in standard courses will result in the following penalties:
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Most courses accept between 20 and 30 participants. Academies may admit up to 100 participants.
Certain courses include a preliminary online learning phase. Participants should complete all online learning modules to prepare for the face-to-face phase.