Sold out – but extra tickets now available!

Our lunchtime event this Friday on new EU data rules has proven very popular – it’s sold out – but we’ve moved to a bigger room (same venue) – so some 20 more persons can attend!

Register here>>

By | May 29th, 2018|News|0 Comments

New guide: five steps to better email

Our March lunchtime speaker, Michael Gentle on business writing, has just published a new free guide “Five steps to better email – how to write emails that people will actually read”. You can download the guide here>>.

By | April 16th, 2018|News, Other resources|0 Comments

Have you Made Your Resolutions Yet?


The start of a new year is a great time to reflect on where you are now versus where you want to be by the end of the year, and to start making plans to achieve everything you want.

What are you going to achieve this year?

Stuck for Ideas?

If you are not sure where to start with your new year resolutions, then check out these 12 ideas for resolutions that will help make you more productive or these 16 resolutions to achieve better health.

If you are looking for a new career, to build your network or improve your communication skills, then you are in the right place!

Why not resolve to attend more of our lunchtime presentations and other events? As well as learning some new skills and being inspired, you’ll get to network with other communicators in the region. You’ll find details of the latest events on this site and, if you are a registered member (membership is free!), you’ll be notified by email too.

Tips for Making Resolutions You Can Stick To

  • Be sure to make resolutions that matter to you so you are motivated to achieve them
  • Make them Specific, Measurable, Accountable Realistic and Time-based
  • Involve other people – we only do two things in life: what we enjoy and what we’re being watched on, by involving other people you make yourself more accountable.
  • Making your resolutions public is another way to encourage accountability
  • Link them to your longer-term plans
  • Make them fun!


Happy New Year everyone – we look forward to seeing you soon!




By | January 3rd, 2018|News|0 Comments

Take our survey!

In order to provide more value for your professional development, we are currently reviewing the events and activities offered by the Geneva Communicators Network.

Please help us to serve you better by completing a short survey and provide us feedback on what we are doing well and where we can improve in 2018. The survey takes some 5-10 minutes to complete. All responses are anonymous so please give us some honest feedback!

We look forward to your feedback and see you all in the new year!

By | December 7th, 2017|News|0 Comments

New consulting and job opportunties

Several new consultancy and job opportunities are now on our Careers page>>

By | November 23rd, 2017|News|0 Comments

Latest event photos

GCN lunch seminar, 9 Nov 2017 -

Some select photos from our November lunchtime seminar!

By | November 21st, 2017|News|0 Comments

GCN in the news

image by: Geraldo Pestalozzi

Read about our last blogging workshop on Geneva Business News “5 tips on how to become a successful blogger” with our super trainer Leyla Alyanak,  blogger at Women on the Road.

By | July 6th, 2017|News|0 Comments

Request for proposal: IDMC website redesign

IDMC invites companies to make an offer for their website redesign, further information here>>

Deadline for proposals: 31 July 2017.

By | July 5th, 2017|Careers, News|0 Comments

Consultancy: Development of communications strategies and materials for influenza projects

The Global Influenza Programme (GIP) in WHO HQ Geneva seeks to recruit a consultant for the development of comprehensive communications strategies and supporting materials for several areas of work currently underway.Expected start date is 17 July 2017. Contract duration is 5 months. Below is a brief description of the work to be performed:

Activities for the Pandemic Influenza Severity Assessment Tool (PISA)

    1. Develop a comprehensive communications strategy, a strategy for rollout, and a method for evaluating and refining the strategy
    2. Develop a training package for communications officers (at both the global and national level
    3. Develop a website devoted to PISA

Activities for burden of disease (BoD)

    1. Develop a comprehensive communications strategy, a strategy for rollout, and a method for evaluating and refining the strategy
    2. Develop a training package for communications officers
    3. Develop a website devoted to BoD

 Activities for global influenza situation reporting

  1. Develop a comprehensive communications strategy, a strategy for rollout, and a method for evaluating and refining the strategy

 Activities for risk assessment tools

  1. Develop, in consultation with WHO staff and experts, a comprehensive document explaining the currently available risk assessment tools, which tool is appropriate given a certain situation, identification of target groups, and tailored messages to various audiences.

Please see the attached terms of reference for more details on the activities and the expected qualifications.

Interested service providers should submit the following documents to  by 7 July 2017, 23.59h (Geneva time):

    1. CV (for individual contractors) or Company Profile (for institutional applications)
    2. Expression of interest (cover letter) that includes a financial proposal as detailed in the Terms of Reference (pdf).
By | July 4th, 2017|Careers, News|0 Comments

Workshop day – 9 June 2017 – places still available!

We still have places available for our next workshop day on Friday, 9 June 2017 at Webster University Geneva.

Three one-day workshops will be run simultaneously including a networking lunch and coffee breaks where all participants can meet and discuss. The groups will be small – maximum 10-12 participants – to allow instructors to address specific needs.

Date: Friday, 9 June 2017
Time: 09h30 – 16h30
Location: Webster University Geneva, Route de Collex 15, 1293 Bellevue-Geneva, Switzerland.
Cost: 480 CHF for GCN members, 600 CHF for non-members
(includes a buffet lunch and tea/coffee)

Register for the workshops>>

Three great workshops:

Workshop 1: The truth about successful blogging

Blogging, like social media, is an online platform that can catapult your communications and advocacy efforts to the next level by connecting you with your audience like no other writing can. Yet blogging is both an art and a science – and different from other styles of writing, with its own special set of skills and rules. This workshop will unveil and equip you with these skills, whether you blog for the UN, the private sector, an NGO or yourself.
More information >>

Register for the workshop>>

Workshop 2: Ignite your public speaking

John Zimmer - public speaking workshop - Geneva Communicators NetworkLee Iacocca said, “You can have brilliant ideas, but if you can’t get them across, your ideas won’t get you anywhere.” Public speaking is a critical skill. Recent studies by Microsoft, Fast Company, LinkedIn and others show that the ability to communicate effectively is one of the most sought-after skills by employers who seek new talent. And yet, most corporate presentations are mediocre at best. In this course, you learn how to prepare, construct and deliver a presentation that people will remember. A presentation that makes an impact.

More information >>
Register for the workshop>>

Workshop 3: Digital Storytelling: Video for Social Media

John Scotland - digital storytelling video for social media workshop GCNCommunicating through images is increasingly important in a globalised environment. Communicators are confronted with increasing pressure to produce, process and disseminate content. Without the necessary experience this process can be lengthy and difficult. This workshop will help communicators learn how to create a video strategy, which includes planning, gathering content and preparing it for dissemination through and most appropriate social media channels.

More information>>
Register for the workshop>>

By | May 24th, 2017|News|0 Comments