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12 June 2018 - 15 June 2018

Communication for development

12 June 2018 - 15 June 2018

Communication for development

Communication for development

Course Information

12 June 2018 - 15 June 2018

English

Turin Centre

Code: A9011251

English

Deadline: 25 May 2018

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Description

Description

Communication affects us all. Today, 12 years after the World Congress on Communication for Development (C4D) in Rome, the players in the field of development have multiplied. Private organizations and enterprises have joined traditional aid actors in the search for sustainable solutions. Marketing, branding and design are steadily becoming familiar concepts for nonprofits. Stakeholders benefit from cooperation, and obtain stronger results by bringing their diverse skills and experience to the table.

The Communication for Development (C4D) course aims at bringing together professionals from completely different backgrounds. It joins development practitioners and policy-makers with academics and creatives with the common goals of using communication tools more effectively and to create lasting social change.

The course will provide learners with an interdisciplinary set of communication tools to create social change, on the path towards sustainable development. It will give you the skills to integrate design thinking into develop projects and communicate effectively in a world that suffers from communication and information overload.

Target audience

Target audience

The C4D course is open to development practitioners (not only communication officers but also project managers in field projects, advocacy officers and fundraisers) from UN agencies, bilateral agencies, EU and other nonprofits, consultantsofficials, researchers and creatives.

Information and costs

Information and costs

Participation in the course costs 1970 euro. This covers tuition fees, the use of training facilities and support services, accommodation and full board at the Centre's campus (from Tuesday 12 June to Saturday 16 June 2018), emergency medical care and insurance. International air travel and airport transfers are not included.

The course fee is payable in advance.

Fellowships for training programmes are usually funded through the training budgets of United Nations' agencies, bilateral technical cooperation agencies, EU delegations, governments and/or private enterprises. Candidates are encouraged to inquire about the availability of such funds.

Why should you join?

Why should you join?

Rather than a classic classroom event, the C4D course is an all-round experience on an exceptional location, bringing together worldwide excellence to Turin. Six reasons why you shouldn't miss out:

Diversity through different stakeholders stimulates creativity.

It is a rare occasion within the UN system to invite creatives and academics in a course together with practitioners and officials. This mix of knowhow and skills is essential to come to a more inclusive and complete understanding of good communication for true human needs. The borders between our worlds are blurring and we should tap into new techniques and abilities to co-design and implement sustainable change and create real impact.

Learning Innovation key in the ILO training centre

With the establishment of the innovation function and fund, the ILO training centre has seriously invested in nurturing innovation and applied research in the learning and training portfolio since 2007. We continuously contribute to the development of new learning methodologies and technologies and built a sound reputation of providing high quality learning innovation to our constituents. More on our Innovation function on the ITCILO blog.

Face-to-face training and networking in Turin

Online learning has completely conquered its place in education. However, it didn’t put face-to-face training out of business, and for good reasons. Onsite training allows you to broaden your professional network, be totally immersed in the city and the international UN environment. During the interactive group and one-to-one sessions, all learners‘ questions will be answered and instructors will discuss all subtleties of our topics. The course will be complemented by online interaction, resources and materials.

We invest in different views and approaches

The C4D course is not limited to one approach or methodology. It’s about putting people first and not the tools or technologies. The course focuses on mixed-methodology solutions, both tech as non-tech, off and online. Each method or technique will be discussed by an expert in its application, illustrated by real examples from the field, and contrasted with viable alternatives whenever possible.

Real life case studies instead of textbook cases

Throughout the course, speakers will focus on real examples of communication for development projects, inviting the people who were actually involved. Instead of focusing on hypothetical or readily available examples, we’ll make in-depth and critical analyses of strengths and failures. Development projects are complex and often only first sources can offer a true and complete image of what works and doesn't, adding the necessary nuance and all kind of facets.

Learn and earn an international certificate

The Turin training center is a recognized international Training Centre of the ILO, the oldest UN agency. At the end of this course participants will receive an institutional certificate. Our training certificates help professionals gain credibility and advance in their careers.  Find out more about the centre and its credentials on our website.

What will you learn?

What will you learn?

The C4D course does not focus on a single set of tools or techniques. We believe there is no ready-made approach that will solve all development challenges. Context is key, together with understanding people, their values and beliefs.

The main themes of the course are:

Visual storytelling

Development needs good stories that stand out and engage. Nonprofits and development organizations have a strategic advantage in a competitive world: meaningful stories.

Human-centered design

Human-centered design is a creative approach to problem solving and innovation. It’s a process that starts with the people you’re designing for and ends with new solutions that are tailor made to suit their needs. It's about reframing problems in human-centred terms, asking the right questions and building empathy with the people you are working for.

Technology-enhanced development

Technology and innovation play an important role in the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals. It is crucial to focus both on digital solutions as well as the gaps hindering their facilitation and transfer. Therefore we focus on affordable information and communication technology that helps to eradicate poverty and effectively fight inequality.

 

Methodology

Methodology

The design of the course is highly participative and interactive. A variety of methodologies will be used, going from inspiration to reflection to action. Sessions are divided in different formats: inspiring talks, interactive sessions, communication labs as well as a share fair.

You will get the chance to learn from others, be inspired by innovative actors from the field, gain the practical skills to create great communication tools and help peers to enhance the impact of their initiatives.

Participants will be given reading material before the course, and will be required to complete some preparatory work. Course content will be adapted to participants’ specific profiles and needs and throughout the course you’ll be personally assisted in the development of your own project.

The Turin learning approach

The Turin training centre has its own pedagogical framework based on three pillars of the ILO learning strategy: relevance, quality and impact. Ingredients such as blended learning, learner-centered methods, diversity, flexible design and a state-of-the-art learning environment help the learner to reach his or her personal goals.

Language requirements

Language requirements

The course is held in English

How to apply

How to apply

Join us for 4 content-rich days, unexpected experiences and encounters that create lasting partnerships to sustain positive change in a scalable way!

Register before 25 May, 2018 by clicking on the 'apply' button at the top of this page.

Please note that if a Schengen visa for Italy is needed, the time required is on average at least three weeks.

 

Contact us

c4d@itcilo.org

Tuition cost: 1455

Subsistence cost: 515

Total cost: 1970

 

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