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2013 Summer Institute in Communication & Governance

The World Bank Institute's Leadership and Governance Practice, the World Bank's External Affairs Operational Communications Department, the Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Pennsylvania, and the Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism at the University of Southern California are pleased to announce the 2013 Summer Institute in Communication and Governance Reform.  The course is primarily designed for strategists and advisers in the public sector and civil society, senior development professionals, and seasoned communication specialists who want to strengthen critical competencies in providing implementation support to change agents and reform leaders in developing countries.

The 9.5-day course will be held at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles, May 28 - June 7, 2013. It will equip participants with knowledge about the most recent advances in communication and proven techniques in reform implementation. Participants will develop core competencies essential to bringing about real change, leading to development results in a wide range of sectors.  The course seeks to impart critical skills in five key areas: interpreting governance diagnostics and political economy analyses; crafting multi-stakeholder collaboration, coalition and network building strategies and tactics to support reform; providing communication skills that support the implementation of governance reforms; leveraging social/digital media tools and analytics effectively; and developing communication metrics and applying monitoring and evaluation frameworks relevant to governance reform.

We would like to extend an invitation to all qualified individuals to apply for the Summer Institute. The fee for participation is $5,000, which includes daily full-day instruction and meals during the sessions as well as site visits to leading entertainment, advertising, and media industry representatives. Participants are responsible for their travel and lodging. Participation fees will be used to make this Summer Institute a sustainable and regular annual effort.

Please visit http://www.wbasc.net for more information. Also, here's a link to the course brochure.

Applications are no longer accepted. Should you be interested in attending next year's program, please send an e-mail to jmartinson@worldbank.org