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.

In February 2023 we are offering Effective Storytelling for Public Diplomacy (February 8, 9 and 10, 2023) in Washington, D.C. We will continue to offer organizations who send 3+ participants with a multiple-participant discount. If you are a USC alum, please let us know at almassiz@usc.edu and also by completing that section on the application form so we can confirm with the university.

Our 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 problem-solve with faculty and peer participants. All participants must be fully vaccinated and able to show proof, and masks may be required in the training space.

 

Effective Storytelling for Public Diplomacy

Taking place at USC's Washington, D.C. office, this program will include many content hours over the course of three days. Hallmarks of our trainings include group work, self-directed learning and networking opportunities. All times noted below are in Eastern Time (time zone converter here).

  • Wednesday, February 8, 2023, Times TBD
  • Thursday, February 9, 2023, Times TBD
  • Friday, February 10, 2023, Times TBD

Tuition

Single participant: $2,250 USD

Multiple participants: (3+ from same organization): $2,050 USD

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

Application Deadline

Effective Storytelling for Public Diplomacy Application Deadline: January 10, 2023

Payment Deadline: January 24, 2023

How to Apply

The electronic application for the Mini-Course can be found here. For more information, please email Renee Almassizadeh, CPD Assistant Director for Operations and Programming, at almassiz@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, applicants will receive 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 Professor of Professional Practice & CPD Faculty Fellow Amara Aguilar, who teaches Effective Storytelling for Public Diplomacy among other mini-courses.