Executive Certificate in Advocacy – up to 50% reduction on tuition fees

 The Graduate Institute in Geneva currently offers an Executive Certificate on Advocacy in International Affairs. We are pleased to announce that members of the Geneva Communicators Network (that’s you) can benefit from a scholarship from 25% to 50% reduction on tuition fees. The application deadline is 30 November 2013.

The Executive Certificate runs from January to June 2014. The programme is especially designed for working professionals with classes on alternate Fridays and Saturdays.

Learn more about the programme>> 

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By | November 18th, 2013|Professional development|0 Comments

New Certificate of Advanced Studies – Communication and Advocacy for Humanitarian Action

The CERAH of Geneva have launched a new 7 week certificate on Communication and Advocacy and Humanitarian Action that will start in February 2013.

Following is a description of the course:

Clear and efficient communication is essential to the success of projects carried out in emergency settings. NGO employees have to communicate effectively with each other, and often have to deal with media enquiries and inter-agency cooperation.

Communication during emergencies confronts several, important challenges. Humanitarian workers need to, often simultaneously, build positive relations with journalists, raise awareness and funds and lobby their cause.  

It is therefore important for humanitarian professionals to understand the different stages and strategies, which play out during emergency communication.  These range from the production and reception of information, to the use of old and new media and communication tools and to the formulation of effective press releases. Such practical expertise and competence needs to be complemented by critical understanding of media ethics and the wider media image of humanitarian action. This course delivers on both aspects.

Further information>>

By | November 13th, 2012|Professional development|0 Comments

Executive Seminars in Communication Management, Lugano – September & December 2012

USI Università della Svizzera italiana (Lugano, Switzerland) has announced the launch of two Executive Seminars in Communication Management.

The seminars are designed especially for senior and mid-career professionals with a vested interest in developing an integrated strategic view of communication management, from reputation and brand management to public affairs and financial communication:

Risk communication leadership
Theory, tools, and practical skills for communicating effectively
September 10-11, 2012. Lugano, Switzerland

Building the bridge between brand and reputation
USI Università della Svizzera italiana with the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth
December 5-7, 2012, Lugano, Switzerland

More information >>

By | August 14th, 2012|Other events, Professional development|0 Comments

New Executive Certificate in Geneva – International Crisis Management

A new Executive Certificate – International Crisis Management has been launched by LEIDAR and the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies. Starting in November 2012 and ending in March 2013, this new programme will be organized around three modules of three to five days each. The Executive Certificate will address the three key areas of crisis management: crisis and stakeholder mapping, risk assessment and crisis navigation.

The course is intended for professionals working in both public institutions and private sector companies, whether in the communications, government relations, advocacy, operations or human resources disciplines. The content of the programme will balance academic tuition with the acquisition of practical skills and tools, and include the participation of high-level external guest speakers.   Programme features include:

– A strong focus on mapping the various potential crises an organization can face, ranging from natural disasters, organizational mismanagement to armed conflicts

– A 360° approach to crisis mitigation – from risk assessment to crisis resolution

– Real-life practical crisis exercises

– Guest speakers from a variety of prominent organisations

More information>> 

By | July 4th, 2012|Professional development|0 Comments

New executive certificate in advocacy in Geneva

The Graduate Institute in Geneva and Leidar are launching an executive certificate in advocacy, starting in January 2012.

The course combines the academic perspective with practical experience to equip future leaders with the required skills to manage successful advocacy campaigns in today’s complex world and its challenging professional environment.

Some of the features of the programme include:

– Flexibility for working professionals: part-time programme twice a month on Friday and Saturday

– In-depth academic analysis combined with top-level professional training

– An expert international faculty with years of proven practical experience

·         An opening to a wide range of career opportunities in the private sector, international organisations and NGOs

Please check the website for the full programme:

By | September 25th, 2011|Professional development|0 Comments

New MA in Media Communications in Geneva

Webster University has launched a new MA in Media Communication at their Geneva campus.

Learn more about the programme in their brochure (pdf)>>

By | August 24th, 2011|Professional development|0 Comments

New webinar series on lobbying the EU

Quadriga University has launched a new course for anyone wishing to communicate with or lobby the EU.

Starting on 17 November, over a series of eight webinars on the issue of ‘EU public and government affairs‘, lecturers will discuss modern lobbying, give practical advice on how to lobby the EU institutions and provide participants with a ‘Brussels Toolkit’.

An earlybird discount is available until 3 November.

More information >


By | October 25th, 2010|Professional development|0 Comments

International Negotiation course in Geneva

Next year, the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Geneva will be running a course in International Negotiation:

Executive Master in International Negotiation and Policy-Making >

A nine month – part-time – degree-granting programme – October 2010- June 2011

Use the link above for more information.


By | December 20th, 2009|Professional development|0 Comments

One-day communication courses in Geneva

A GCN member has recommended the following one day courses, offered by a UK-based training company, that are taking place in December in Geneva (all in English):

£105/person (pay online)
£105/person (pay online)
£105/person (pay online)

£105/person (pay online)

£105/person (pay online)

More information >>

(please note, the GCN has no commercial relationship with the company offering these courses).

By | October 7th, 2009|Professional development|0 Comments

Public relations course in Geneva

The Swiss Public Relations Institute is offering its first course in English and in Geneva.

The two day course “An Insight into Public Relations” (19-20 November) is intended for newcomers to the field and individuals requiring a basic knowledge of PR.

Further information is available here>>


By | June 15th, 2007|Professional development|0 Comments