Innovating and designing for social change
Take a practical approach to effect real change. Whether you're a communications officer or a creative freelancer, you'll learn what you need to know about local media, social networks, visual storytelling, and much more.
Join us for a course that will change your perspective.
Collaborate with a small team to create a human-centered communication project
Discuss timely topics with communication experts from the United Nations and other international organizations
Join meaningful discussions, thought-provoking presentations, and practical workshops
Get familiar with the tools powering global communication initiatives
This course takes a practical approach to communication for development with the aim of effecting real change. It brings together professionals, academics and creatives and gives them a collaborative space to leverage their collective intelligence. The intention is that they learn from our instructors, as well as from one another. Are you ready to collaborate with bright communication professionals?
The course is for development professionals, policy-makers, academics and creative professionals.
Do you want to learn how to:
In this course, participants work together to find meaningful solutions to specific challenges.
Three key topics for this year's course include:
As always, participants are encouraged to share relevant work-related experiences and discuss what inspires them about the current communication landscape
Participants explore communication ideas, from low-tech with a local reach to high-tech with a global reach, that are immediately applicable to their work.
Three areas of study for this year's course are:
Participants will be challenged to work on communication initiatives, which may involve:
Over four days, six subject matter specialists spoke with participants:
In-house learning and training experts facilitate the course materials and processes:
Participants that take this course use the design thinking process to craft wide-ranging communication products and development-driven stories.
Here are three things you'll be able to do after taking this course:
This course aims to help participants use the design thinking process, which includes building empathy for key stakeholders, defining user personas, and understanding user journeys.
Last year's participants organized into teams and used design thinking processes to create communication campaigns on topics such as:
Teams took to Instagram to implement the social media component of their campaigns.
This course is designed for a diversity of profiles: those who are already working in communication and want to learn new skills, those who are interested but haven’t yet started, and those who need specific guidance.
Here are three reasons to take this course:
The ITCILO’s Design Kit is a physical tool that helps teams take a human-centered approach to problem solving. Empathy and curiosity are the essence of the Design Kit—and of design thinking. Teams mix and match methods, come up with out-of-the-box ideas, and reach innovative solutions through hands-on collaboration.
In this course, in-house experts guide participants through a full design thinking workshop.
At the conclusion of the course, each participant receives a take-home Design Kit.
The topic gathers a range of methods and tools, from local media to virtual reality, to maximize the impact of development initiatives.
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.
Subsistence prices cover accommodation on the Centre's campus and three daily meals. Prices vary depending on course length.
More information about the campus, including facilities and amenities, is available here.