Event: Networking for Success; 18h30-19h30 – Thursday, 27 February

Date: Thursday, February 27th 2020

Time: 18:30 – 19:30, followed by a networking cocktail

Place: Webster University Geneva, LLC Commons Room

Networking is key to professional success. It enables us to find potential clients and opportunities and to share knowledge and experience.

This event, organised in collaboration with OWIT Lake Geneva (Organisation of Women in International Trade in Switzerland) and The Geneva Communicators Network, provides practical tips on how to build and maintain a strong professional network.

At this seminar, Melitta Campbell, Business & Communication Mentor, will share her advice on how you can develop the “powerful habit” of networking. Hulya Kurt, President of OWIT Lake Geneva, will demonstrate how you can make a Network Wheel mapping your connections to identify your network’s relative strengths and weaknesses.

You can then participate in an interactive networking game animated by the Geneva Communicators’ Network.

The event is free of charge; further information and registration>>

By | February 7th, 2020|Other events|0 Comments

Event: Advocacy – opportunities and limits in a multilateral system; 6 February 2020

06 February 2020, 17:30 – 19:00 at the Graduate Institute

The lack of concrete results of recent multilateral actions raises questions about the effectiveness of advocacy and public initiatives.

At the same time, an effective action at the international level is crucial to address the rising interconnected challenges our times are witnessing. Can advocacy be a solution to foster action by governments and international actors? What are the limits?

During this conference, you will understand how advocacy can help advance a cause at the international level, and you will think critically about its limits.

Join us to tackle those points and analyse the role of advocacy in two recent examples: COP 25 and the draft European Union bill on multinational companies’ tax transparency.

Further information and registration>>

By | February 5th, 2020|Other events|0 Comments

Event: Integrating communications in evaluation – 11h00 – 30 January 2020 ILO, Geneva

For those communicators interested in evaluation… the Evaluation Office of the International Labour Organization invites you to a presentation by Glenn O’Neil (co-founder of GCN).  The topic of Dr O’Neil’s presentation will be Integrating communications in evaluation. Communications is an important aspect of evaluation; it has been said that without communications, evaluation would not be possible.

Evaluation commissioners and evaluators are already communicating – but is communications being used optimally to support the evaluation process? In this presentation, Dr O’Neil will challenge the assumptions of how communications “works” for evaluations and propose solutions based on his experience as both a communicator and evaluator, backed up by communication practice and theory.

Dr O’Neil is founder of Owl RE, evaluation and research consultancy, Geneva. Since 15 years, he has led over 100 evaluations and reviews for some 40 organizations, including UN agencies, NGOs, foundations and governments. Dr O’Neil was previously a professional communicator in the non-profit sector and has produced his own guide on Integrating Communications in the Evaluation Process (pdf).

The event will take place from 11:00-12:00 on Thursday 30 January in the ILO Library on R2 (main floor). After the presentation, there will be a networking lunch (at your own expense) in the ILO cafeteria.

No need to register – please come to the ILO reception at 10:50 and ask for Craig Russon of the ILO Evaluation Office.

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Young Activists Summit 2019 Geneva

The Young Activists Summit will be held on 10 December 2019, Human Rights Day, in the highly symbolic Human Rights and Alliance of Civilizations Room at the Palais des Nations in Geneva.

Organized by the United Nations Office at Geneva, Radio Télévision Suisse (RTS) and dev.tv, this event will bring together six young female activists whose inspiring backgrounds and achievements should be shared.

youth session an award ceremony and a comprehensive media plan will highlight the role of women and girls as key drivers of progress.

Free entry for young people: 15-25 years; more information>>

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By | December 3rd, 2019|Other events|0 Comments

Spotlight Seminar: The Gig Economy & 360-Degree Negotiation – Geneva – 13th November 2019, 18:30 – 19:30

Spotlight Seminar: The Gig Economy & 360-Degree Negotiation
LLC Commons Room, Webster University Geneva
13th November 2019, 18:30 – 19:30
followed by a networking apéro

Negotiating for Success

To celebrate the first year of Webster University Geneva’s MA in Communications Management, this Spotlight Seminar combines two expert presentations that explain how to boost your negotiation skills in a professional setting:

The gig economy: new forms of workforce negotiation
Prof. Frode Hvaring

360- Degree Negotiation
Prof. Kasia Jagodzinska

Full details of the event can be found here (pdf).

This is a free event, but please register here>>

By | November 11th, 2019|Other events|0 Comments

Research Forum 2019

The annual Research Forum is the flagship research-outreach event of EU Business School.

The foci of the Forum are to discuss global issues, generate new ideas, and explore the potential for holistic solutions by connecting different players:

TRUST IN INSTITUTIONAL INTERACTIONS:
BRIDGING THE GAP: PARTNERSHIPS, RESOURCES AND INNOVATION
Wednesday, October 16th 2019

FER, rue de Saint-Jean 98, 1201 Geneva

Free entry;  further details and register here:

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Webinar: Internews Manual – How to Manage Misinformation in a Humanitarian Context – Wednesday, September 18, 2019 – 12:30pm to 1:30pm BST

To launch a new Manual on how to manage misinformation in a humanitarian context Internews is hosting a webinar for humanitarian, media and community practitioners.

By connecting the dots in local information ecosystems in humanitarian contexts, the Internews Rumour Tracking Methodology shows what needs to be done to manage misinformation, build trust and allow reliable information to build traction among those who need it most. They will highlight key elements of the manual and place the methodology in the context of some of the trickiest misinformation challenges faced in our work.

The webinar will be facilitated by Viviane Lucia Fluck, PhD, who authored the manual. The manual was produced with financial support from the United States Agency for International Development.

Wednesday, September 18, 2019 – 12:30pm to 1:30 pm British Summer Time / BST
Join on Zoom here: https://zoom.us/j/695246798 (Hosted by Earth Journalism Network)
For queries or to join the webinar by phone, contact Emily Cowlrick –ecowlrick@internews.eu

 

By | September 16th, 2019|News, Other events|0 Comments

One week Summer Course on Digital Strategies for Health Communications – Geneva region

Join the Tufts University European Center in Talloires, France for this one week summer course.

Sunday, August 11, 2019 – Thursday, August 15, 2019

This course (taught in English) covers how to develop and implement a digital strategy to drive a health organization’s online presence, specifically the processes for selecting, using, managing, and evaluating the effectiveness of technologies to reach healthcare consumers. The course touches upon health communication theory, formative evaluation, and search engine optimization (SEO).

Further information >>

By | June 10th, 2019|Other events|0 Comments

Digital Threats & E-reputation Management – 13 June 2019 Spotlight Seminar, Webster University Geneva

Digital Threats & E-reputation Management – 13 June 2019 Spotlight Seminar, Webster University Geneva

June 13, 2019, 18:30 – 19:30

Digital threats such as cyber-attacks, data breaches and phishing have become increasingly common and pose a serious threat to the online reputation of individuals and organisations. Fake news and cyber-attacks have also created distrust in online communication. In this seminar, we explore some of these threats and advise on proactive measures communicators can take to protect or defend the e-reputation of their company or organisation. We also address the challenges of building consumer trust in this uncertain digital environment.

 

The event will be followed by a question and answer session and a free networking cocktail.

Whilst this is a free event, we kindly ask that you register:

Further information>>

Hosted by the Media Communication Department, Webster University Geneva

By | June 1st, 2019|Other events|0 Comments

International Conference – How to Benefit from the IP System – Geneva, 20 May 2019

Join stakeholders from government, civil society, IGOs, NGOs, industry and other sectors to share insights in different domains of intellectual property (IP) and development. Explore national, regional and international knowledge and experience on recent IP and development issues, and strategize on how best to benefit from the IP system.

Geneva – May 20, 2019: 09h00-18h00

Further information>>

By | May 14th, 2019|Other events|0 Comments