Online event: Building trusted relationships at work – 9 February 2022, 12h00-13h00

Dear communicators,

We are pleased to announce our first event for 2022, hosted jointly with the Basel Communicators Network:

Stephen Welch, FRSA and Director of Archetypical Ltd. will introduce us to the three key elements of Trust, using the “Trust Equation”. This 1-hour session will be a modified version of a workshop he has developed for senior executive teams, to help them build trust and improve organizational effectiveness. By attending this session, you will learn the approach and be able to apply it to create your own success.

Date: Wednesday  9 February 2022
Time: 12h00-13h00
Register here>>

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Spotlight Seminar: Communicating Risk

Date: Friday, September 24th 2021

Time: 13-14h (CEST)

Online Event: The Zoom link will be shared with registered participants

Registration: Click HERE to register

Risk communication can be risky. Declining trust in authorities and in the media and the exponential increase in misinformation we are exposed to has led to communication fatigue and confusion. COVID-19 has illustrated the challenges to communicate clearly and effectively when the risks are not fully known and evolving rapidly.

And yet, it has never been as important to communicate on risk to inform decisions that affect us as individuals and communities – in areas such as health and the environment that fundamentally shape our lives.

In collaboration with the Geneva Communicators Network, this seminar explores the increasing challenges of communicating on risk in uncertain times. It also presents the best practices to communicate risk effectively to build trust and encourage informed decision-making and positive behavioural change.


Frédérique Tissandier, Director of Communications of the Hôpitaux Universitaires de Genève

Dr Glenn O’Neil, Founder of Owl RE, Research and Evaluation Services and Geneva Communicators Network,  Adjunct Professor, MA in Communications Management, Webster University Geneva

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Training Evaluating Advocacy and Public Affairs: Challenges, Methodologies and Solutions

The European Centre for Public Affairs is offering the following online training session:

Thursday 4 March 2021, 12.00-13.30

Trainer: Dr Glenn O’Neil

Increasingly, organisations are using advocacy to bring about policy and practice change in a wide variety of areas, from public health to the environment.

However, there are specific challenges in being able to evaluate the contribution of advocacy to any progress seen.

This training will present an overview of the challenges faced, assess various methodologies and the possible solutions that exist to evaluate advocacy and public affairs initiatives, irrespective of location.

Free for members of the ECPA and a fee of 100 euros will be asked of non-members.

Further details and registration>>

By | February 12th, 2021|Other events|0 Comments

Executive programmes on Advocacy in International Affairs in Geneva

Applications are now open for the 2021 edition of the Executive programmes on Advocacy in International Affairs offered by the Graduate Institute, Geneva.

The programmes offer the analytical framework, practical tools, the leadership and communication skills to drive successful advocacy campaigns.

They are degree-granting, designed for professionals, and are organised in part-time modular format.

The dates for the Executive Certificate are as follows*:

  • Module 1 – Context, Actors and Strategies: 14 to 17 April & 28 April to 1st May 2021 (live virtual classrooms)
  • Module 2 – Analysis, Tactics and Tools: 22 to 30 June 2021 (Geneva)

Further information>>

By | February 2nd, 2021|Other events|0 Comments

Online event: Corporate Snakes and Career Ladders – simulation game for communicators – 21 January 2021

Welcome to our first event for 2021, an online simulation game for communicators!

Come and play Corporate Snakes and Career Ladders, an on-line simulation that helps you navigate the ambiguity between communication theory and practice as you encounter real-life scenarios.

When you play Corporate Snakes and Career Ladders, you will take on the role of Carmen Spinoza, Corporate Communications Director of a major international company. You will be presented with a series of communication challenges which you need to resolve as a team. Your challenge is to think strategically and position yourself (aka Carmen) as a strategic adviser to the senior leadership team. How will you get – and keep – a seat at the table? The on-line taster workshop is a mini version of training that has been delivered to communication professionals around the world and is now coming to the Geneva Communications Network.

When: 12h30-14h00 – Thursday 21 January 2021
Where: Online (via Zoom)
Cost: Free of charge

Register online for the event>>

Join us on 21 January for a fun, interactive session that will give you a chance to network with your peers from across the region … and beyond. Don’t forget to bring a sandwich!

You can find out more about the game at

(Photo below shows Corporate Snakes and Career Ladder face-to-face version – we will be playing online!)

By | December 22nd, 2020|Other events|0 Comments

Webinar: Advocacy in Pandemic Times: Between a Rock and a Hard Place: 16 December 2020, 12:30 – 13:30

Can advocacy be a solution to foster action by governments and other actors? Join us to understand how some governments and interest groups advocate in difficult social and economic times.

A number of governments are resorting to a second round of restrictions to limit the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on their population and ease the burden on their public health sector. As a result, advocacy movements emerge – ranging from grassroots initiatives to interest groups representatives – trying to influence how public authorities manage the current crisis.

Can advocacy be a solution to foster action by governments and other actors? Join us to understand how some governments and interest groups advocate in difficult social and economic times.

When: 16 December 2020, 12:30 – 13:30,  CET

Davide Rodogno, Director, Executive Programmes on Advocacy in International Affairs
Christophe Lécureuil, Lead advisor for advocacy skills in the Executive Certificate on Advocacy in International Affairs

Registration and further information>>

Presented by the Executive Programmes on Advocacy in International Affairs, Executive Education, The Graduate Institute, Geneva.

By | December 8th, 2020|Other events|0 Comments

Webinar – what PR metric should I measure? 25th November 2020, 12.30 GMT

As part of the AMEC* Measurement Month,  join Glenn O’Neil, co-founder of GCN for a webinar:

 Ask the Expert: What PR metrics should I measure?

Summary: Join members of the AMEC European chapter for a interactive Q&A discussion on the metrics that really matter. Ask our panel of Europe’s leading experts anything you like about metrics. From how they choose what to measure to the pros and cons of different metrics and what makes a good report.


Dr. Glenn O’Neil, Founder, Owl RE
Dr. Maya Koleva, Head of Research and Insight, Commetric
Dr. Martin Löser, Managing Director Insights, Kantar Media

Date: 25th November 2020, 12.30pm GMT

Register here:

*AMEC: International association for the measurement and evaluation of communication

By | November 20th, 2020|Other events|0 Comments

online event – Why We Need Journalists, Thursday, November 12th 2020, 18h30-1930

Seminar: Why We Need Journalists

Webster University in Geneva is hosting an event for all interested persons and communicators.

How have cybertechnologies changed journalism?

Date: Thursday, November 12th 2020
Time: 18h30 – 19h30
Online Event: Click HERE to join us (Zoom Link)

While this is a free event we kindly ask that you register HERE

During this pandemic, access to accurate, trusted information can literally mean life or death.

Increasingly confined to our homes, we need journalists more than ever to bring us the news, and yet they face increasing challenges: from restrictions to their movements and threats to security to accusations of “fake news”.

Corinne Perkins, Reuters Pictures’ North American Editor and Gaetan Vannay, journalist, security expert and strong believer in “boots on the ground” reporting talk to us about the state of journalism and photojournalism today: the challenges faced and why we need journalists more than ever.

The event organised by the Media & Photography Department, Webster University Geneva, will honour the International Day to End Impunity for Crimes against Journalists.

Dr Sarah Grosso, Lead Professor, MA in Communications Management, Webster University Geneva

By | November 11th, 2020|Other events|0 Comments

online roundtable: Managing knowledge in multilateral organizations; Wednesday 04 November 2020: 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Join GCN co-founder Glenn O’Neil for this interesting online discussion hosted by the Swiss Knowledge Management Forum:

How do global multilateral organizations manage knowledge? 

In this roundtable we will explore the challenges and possible solutions for managing knowledge across multiple partners, stakeholders and countries for the benefit of all.

Wednesday | 04.11.2020 | 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Registration not required; join us directly on Zoom>>

By | November 2nd, 2020|Other events|0 Comments

Webinar: Impact of Covid-19 on the Digital Media Culture


Webster University Geneva presents:

Impact of Covid-19 on the Digital Media Culture”, by Glenn O’Neil and GCN co-founder:

Covid-19 has changed the landscape and culture of digital media: how we receive information, what grabs our attention, who is influencing us and what we trust. The workshop will provide insights as to the implications of these changes for the workplace, business and individuals

Date: Wednesday, July 8th 2020

Time: 18:30 – 19:30

While this is a free event, we kindly ask that you register HERE

Link to Join the 

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