CPD Mini-Courses in Public Diplomacy

For over 16 years, the USC Center on Public Diplomacy has been the go-to program for public diplomats and international communication professionals looking to sharpen their skillsets and analytical capabilities essential for success in today’s complex environment.

Our training utilizes the latest social science research and cutting-edge communication tools in real-time public diplomacy challenges. It provides a setting for practitioners to re-examine and refine their skills in a group of peers and to build an international network of colleagues.

This December, we have expanded one of our most popular Mini-Courses, "Multi-Platform Content Strategy for Public Diplomacy," to 10 hours of online instruction and networking. The deadline is fast approaching, and we must have your application by COB on November 8. We continue to offer organizations who send 3+ participants with a multiple-participant discount. If you are a USC alum, please let us know at cpdevent@usc.edu and also by completing that section on the application form so we can confirm with the university.

Our online workshops take a deep dive into some of the most critical issues in designing effective and sophisticated public diplomacy strategies. The intensive, fast-paced learning also allows for personalization, as participants bring real-time projects to exercise their skills and to problem-solve with faculty and peer participants.

Multi-Platform Content Strategy for Public Diplomacy

Please review the schedule carefully. We are offering two sessions of this program: a morning session and evening session. You must select one session for the entire program. Our trainings include live online sessions, group work between sessions, and self-directed learning as assigned. All scheduled meeting times will be in Pacific Time (time zone converter here).

Morning Sessions

  • Wednesday, December 8, 2021, 8:00am-10:30am
  • Friday, December 10, 2021, 8:00am-10:30am
  • Monday, December 13, 2021, 8:00am-9:30am
  • Wednesday, December 15, 2021, 8:00am-9:30am
  • Friday, December 17, 2021, 8:00am-10:00am


Evening Sessions

  • Tuesday, December 7, 2021, 4:00pm-6:30pm
  • Thursday, December 9, 2021, 4:00pm-7:45pm
  • Tuesday, December 14, 2021, 4:00pm-7:45pm



Single participant: $1,250 USD

Multiple participants (3+ from same organization): $1,050 USD

USC Alumni Discount: Alums will receive a discount and will need to inquire personally to cpdevent@usc.edu.


Application Deadline

November 8, 2021 (COB) by 5:00pm (Pacific Time)


How to Apply

The electronic application for Multi-Platform Content Strategy for Public Diplomacy can be found here. For more information, please email Stacy Ingber, CPD Assistant Director of Programming & Events, at singber@usc.edu.  

Upon submission of your application, you will receive notification of receipt and a general timeframe of the decision process. There is a rolling admissions process, and applicants will be notified as soon as a decision is made. Once accepted, deadlines for submitting the non-refundable deposit, campaign submission requirements and final payment instructions.

Peek Inside

Below is a sample of what it's like to learn and collaborate in real-time with our expert faculty, such as USC Annenberg Associate Professor of Professional Practice & CPD Faculty Fellow Amara Aguilar, who teaches Multi-platform Content Strategy for Public Diplomacy.