Leadership in Strategic Health Communication

The Leadership in Strategic Communication Workshop

A Unique and Transformational Learning Experience for Communication Professionals
May 1-21, 2016, Baltimore, MD

Learn to Design Communication Solutions to Solve Public Health Problems

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The Johns Hopkins Center for Communication Programs (CCP) invites you to attend its 29th Leadership in Strategic Communication Workshop (LSCW). Over three-weeks, this transformative course will guide you through the steps involved in conceptualizing and implementing behavior change communication initiatives that work.

You will learn how to:

  • Write a strategic communication plan
  • Design and implement evidence-based, culturally-relevant messages
  • Use digital media to reach your audience
  • Communicate during a crisis
  • Measure and evaluate program results

LSCW is taught by CCP staff and experts from other leading communication organizations. We create a unique learning atmosphere that is lively, collaborative and creative. Upon completion of the workshop, participants will be able to design and lead innovative communication solutions to global public health challenges. You will return to your job with a toolkit full of new ideas and a new way to think about solving problems. Plus, you will become part of the community of over 5,000 alumni from 100 different countries.


Tuition is $6,950. Travel, visa, hotel, and incidentals are not included in the tuition price. All participants are required to stay at the selected hotel and pay for the meal package. Receive a $500 discount off of tuition when you submit your application and form by February 26, 2016!

Hotel Arrangements:

Towson University Marriott Conference Hotel
10 West Burke Avenue
Towson, MD 21204
Telephone (410) 324-8100

The Towson University Marriott Conference Hotel is approximately thirty minutes from CCP. Every guest will enjoy the conveniences of home merged with the benefits of hotel accommodations. The all-suite smoke-free, pet free hotel offers modern, sun-filled rooms which feature a balcony and separate living and dining space for a homelike experience.  During your stay, you will enjoy perks like complimentary Wi-Fi Internet, a 24-hour fitness center, cable TV, in-room movies, games, and room service. Each room contains a regular bed, a fully equipped kitchen, iron, washer/dryer, coffee makers, iron and board, hairdryer, microwave, and flat screen televisions with plug and play capabilities.  The hotel fee is approximately $109 USD per night (including taxes and fees) for 21 nights. There will be no refund for less than a 21 night stay to sponsor/participants.

Your meal package includes breakfast, morning/afternoon snacks, and lunch (except on Saturdays and Sundays).  Your food package is $55 USD per day (including taxes and fees) for 15 days. Please note that dinner and weekend meals are not included in the package.  

Hopkins is only responsible for paying the hotel room bill and meal package. We can supply you with a tentative hotel invoice, but it will not be your final bill. Your hotel bill will not be considered final until we receive our final bill from the hotel.

If you accrue other charges such as: telephone charges, movies, room service, laundry, etc… you are responsible for paying these charges before May 21, 2016. You are allowed to request a weekly summary of your account in order to keep track of charges to your room. 

Obtaining Health Insurance and U.S Visa:

Participants who are not U.S. citizens or U.S. Permanent Residents must be admitted to the U.S. in the appropriate visa status. The Office of International Services (OIS) will determine the appropriate visa status for LSC workshop participants. If it is determined that visa sponsorship from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health (JHSPH) is necessary, CCP will initiate an application for J-1 Exchange Visitor sponsoring in coordination with the OIS.

It can take several months to secure the appropriate visa stamp, so please plan accordingly. Specifically, individuals who will require J-1 visas must submit all required documents to JHSPH 90 days in advance of the institute or workshop in which they will participate. Participants who do not heed this advice risk being denied entry to the U.S. If you have any questions about visa sponsorship, please contact OIS.

During the time the Exchange Visitors are in the U.S. they are required by U.S. federal regulations to have health insurance coverage for themselves and for all accompanying dependents. While OIS cannot endorse any specific plan, a selected list of providers of health insurance policies for international scholars can be found online.

Sponsors and/or applicants should budget approximately $300 USD to cover the cost of a J-1 visa and U.S. health insurance.

How to Apply:

We strive to create a learning environment where participants learn from each other as well as the trainers. Therefore substantial thought goes into the selection of trainees. We encourage you to apply early. Please complete the online application at the bottom of this page.

Incomplete applications will not be considered for admission. Applicants must submit their application, resume, copy of passport, and sponsorship letter before 5:00pm EST on March 24, 2016 to be considered for admission to the 2016 LSC workshop. Applicants can be denied admission to the LSC workshop if CCP does not receive payment for tuition, hotel, and other applicable fees by 5:00pm EST on April 1, 2016.

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Apply to the workshop here via our form.

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For more information or to discuss your application contact:

Beonee McClarin, MHS
Program Coordinator
Johns Hopkins Center for Communication Programs
Bloomberg School of Public Health
111 Market Place, Suite 310
Baltimore, MD 21202
410-659-6141 Fax: 410-659-2693