The ITCILO’s Learning Innovation team works with local, national, and international stakeholders to create design thinking and communication workshops. These tailor-made experiences are available upon request and customized for specific needs.
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Complete innovative exercises from our Design Kit
Receive guidance from our in-house and international digital media experts
Learn from our thought-provoking presentations
Get familiar with the tools powering today’s global communications
Over the past few years, our team has created design thinking and communication workshops for international organizations including the International Labour Organization and the International Telecommunication Union. We are open to working with organizations, institutions, and companies of all sizes, including:
Don't fit into one of these categories? Reach out to discuss how we can customize the experience for you.
It depends! We primarily offer seven learning streams in highly specific areas:
But that's not the end of the list. We can work together to create a customized course around almost any communication for development topic, including:
Zoom out from your daily work. In this learning stream, we break down the big picture of communication for development, from identifying goals to achieving them.
Today’s online readers want sensory experiences with lots of visuals. But don’t be discouraged: Creative communication takes many forms. It’s not always complicated or created by a 10-person team. In this learning stream, we study examples of online content from the United Nations, National Geographic, New York Times, and other trailblazing storytellers.
Social media is the place to tell stories, raise awareness, and attract users. If you want to learn how to optimize your posts for Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, and Instagram, this is the learning stream for you. You’ll get a guide to writing for social media, templates for social media posts, and a sample editorial calendar for your next social media campaign.
From managing projects to creating graphics, digital tools can improve your workflow, messages, and products. But, the field is crowded. In this learning stream, we explain which tools are worth downloading, and why.
Some people dread them, others endure them, but few excel at them. In this learning stream, you’ll learn how to make more enjoyable and effective presentations. The best communicators can convey their ideas in a multitude of ways, and public speaking is a valuable skill.
As the world moves online, events follow suit. How can you transform your formerly in-person event into a useful online experience? In this learning stream, we provide a step-by-step guide to creating a complete event communication plan, including a timeline.
Digital reports are exciting, but print is not dead. In fact, with a little imagination, both mediums have potential. In this learning stream, you’ll learn how well-written and smartly designed materials can attract attention from and for donors.
Participants that take this course will learn how to package and repackage content in new ways.
If you want to create human-centered content that inspires people to act, and helps you reach your goals, we can help.
This course is for many profiles, from those who know exactly which skills they need to work on to those who need specific guidance in all areas.
We’re creative professionals that love a good challenge. Reach out today.
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.
Our guidance goes beyond the classroom. Reach out to our team of experts for help with your next communication and digital media project. We provide strategic services, including:
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Tailor-made courses are a joint effort between stakeholders and the ITCILO. If you are interested in working with one of our teams to create a course, simply send us an email.
There is no specific application procedure for tailor-made courses. Teams match participants’ needs to training activities through joint discussions about language skills, job experience, and academic background, among other topics.
Prices are agreed upon between stakeholders and teams.
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.
Cancellation of participation in tailor-made courses will result in the following penalties:
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Most tailor-made courses are organized for 20 to 30 participants.
Certain tailor-made 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.