2018 World Bank-Annenberg Summer Institute

Ten Day Executive Program
Los Angeles, World Bank Annenberg School for Communication Summer Institute Executive Program
04 Jun 2018 - 9:00am to 15 Jun 2018 - 5:00pm
University of Southern California, Los Angeles
Must Apply
Executive Summer Institute

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The World Bank-Annenberg Summer Institute is designed for leaders, strategists, and advisors who want to strengthen the critical communication skills required to support change agents and reform initiatives in developing countries.

During the 10-day program, participants will learn the most recent advances in strategic communication and best practices for reform. The program encourages participants to collaborate with peers to solve complex problems, examine real-world case studies and learn from leading experts in the field of communication and reform. 

The course is taught by leading experts from the External and Corporate Relations (ECR) Operational Communications unit and others across the World Bank Group; the Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism at the University of Southern California; and the Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Pennsylvania.

Program benefits

  • Interpreting and using political analyses.
  • Crafting multi-stakeholder collaboration and network building strategies and tactics to support reform.
  • Developing strategic communication skills that lead to development results.
  • Leveraging social/digital media tools and analytics effectively.
  • Building communication metrics to measure
  • Connecting with a global network of development professionals working on initiatives in the public, private and non-profit sectors.

How to apply?

Visit exed.annenberg.usc.edu/SummerInstitute and fill out the 2018 application form. A Selection Committee will review applications and notify those accepted via email. Space is limited.

Registration Fee

Early Program Fee until Feb. 23, 2018 - $6,625 
Early Program Fee until Apr. 27, 2018 - $7,000 
Early Program Fee after Apr. 27, 2018​ - $7,750

Early Program Fee until Feb. 23, 2018 - $4,500 
Early Program Fee until Apr. 27, 2018 - $4,750 
Early Program Fee after Apr. 27, 2018​ - $5,500

Registration includes daily instruction, meals during sessions, and site visit to a leading public affairs, media or advertising firm. The fee does not include airfare, lodging, or other living expenses.

Who Should Apply?

The course is intended for professionals working on reform initiatives around the world including: strategists, government advisors, senior development practitioners, communication professionals, social entrepreneurs, and executives who want to build leadership capacity and effect change.​

Successful applicants will possess:

  • A minimum 10 to 15 years of professional experience with a focus on multi-stakeholder engagement. 
  • A masters degree or equivalent in communication, public affairs, political science, international relations, economics, or related field.
  • Fluency in spoken and written English


For more information, view the event flyer here.