Discover the transformative power of communication for development with our comprehensive course, designed for individuals passionate about driving real change. We offer a practical and immersive learning experience over 3 days. Delve into the strategic aspects of communication in the development sector, testing out the tools and skills needed to make a lasting impact. Our instructors, experts in the field, will not only share their knowledge but also facilitate a vibrant exchange of ideas.
But that’s not all: This course also offers a unique opportunity to personalize your training through specialized learning streams. Choose from Communication Campaigns, Donor Reporting, Social Media, or Project Communication, aligning the course activities with your specific interests and goals.
Join us on this exciting journey, where we explore the latest trends and innovative approaches in communication for development. Unleash your creativity, unlock your potential, and drive positive change. Apply today and take the first step towards becoming a change-maker through effective communication for development!
This course attracts a diverse range of people dedicated to driving development and fostering effective communication. It is tailored for professionals from various backgrounds, including development experts, policy makers, communication officers, project managers, and creative professionals.
This unique blend of expertise and perspectives results in a rich learning experience where participants can exchange ideas, challenge conventional thinking, and develop innovative approaches.
This course offers a personalized learning experience that caters to your specific interests and professional needs. In our Design Thinking Lab, you will collaborate with participants in your line of work or area of expertise, enabling you to focus on your goals.
Choose between one of the following learning streams:
This course follows a balanced structure to ensure an engaging learning experience. Here’s how it works:
Participants get an overview of the course and select their thematic streams. An icebreaker activity follows to foster interaction and engagement. After a short coffee break, a communication expert delivers a keynote speech on the essential concepts in C4D (Communication for Development). The session concludes with a Q&A and open discussion.
The afternoon session focuses on the Design Lab, where participants engage in collaborative idea generation and brainstorming. Participants are introduced to design challenges relevant to their thematic streams. Stakeholder mapping helps groups gain insights into relevant perspectives. Then, participants dive into creating user personas, enabling a deeper understanding of target audiences.
The day starts with a recap of Day 1's highlights, and participants are prepared for the new day ahead. ITCILO facilitators talk about speaking skills, including tips on giving presentations, delivering pitches, and enhancing speaking abilities through a breath coach activity. After a coffee break, a communication expert delivers a keynote speech on the latest trends in C4D. Participants then have the chance to engage in a Q&A and discuss emerging trends with the expert.
The afternoon session once again involves the Design Lab, this time focusing on prototyping and developing communication strategies. Ideation cards and storytelling cards are introduced to inspire creativity.
Participants begin the day by reviewing the previous day's events and preparing for today's activities. ITCILO facilitators present on impact and analytics, emphasizing the importance of understanding outcomes. After a coffee break, participants finalize and refine their pitches in preparation for presenting them later in the day. The pitching session commences, where participants present their ideas, and valuable feedback is provided by peers and facilitators.
The afternoon involves practical workshops where participants gain hands-on experience in various communication skills. Workshops include Photography for effective storytelling, Video production techniques for impactful messages, Audio production and podcasting for engaging content, Effective writing for diverse communication channels, Design principles for visual communication, and Social media strategies for interactive communication. A final coffee break precedes the wrap-up session and closing remarks, marking the conclusion of the course.
The course is provided by the Learning Innovation Programme of the ITCILO. Massimiliano Leone, Melisa Zelaya, and Alexa Wybraniec will be your facilitators and coaches. They will be joined by a team of international communication experts who will inspire you with personal stories, inspirational talks, and out-of-the box ideas.
Upon successful completion of this course, which includes a final assessment, you will receive a Certificate of Achievement - a testament to your dedication, commitment, and knowledge. Add it to your email signature, LinkedIn profile, and personal website to showcase your professional development.
Take your communication skills to the next level with a Communication for Development course facilitated by United Nations professionals and global experts. Personalize your training by choosing from learning streams like communication campaigns, donor reporting, social media, or project communication.
Are you ready to drive real change and make a lasting impact?
Looking for a learning experience tailored to your specific needs? Our Learning Innovation team specializes in creating customized design thinking and communication workshops that cater to the unique requirements of local, national, and international stakeholders.
Whether you need a workshop that addresses specific challenges in your organization or are looking to enhance the communication skills of your team, we can create a programme that aligns with your objectives.
Our customized workshops go beyond the traditional one-size-fits-all approach. We leverage design thinking methodologies to ensure that the learning experience is engaging, interactive, and highly relevant to your context. By collaborating closely with you, we develop a programme that addresses your specific challenges and empowers you to achieve your goals effectively.
Contact our team today to explore the possibilities and learn more about our customized learning experiences.