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
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 plus travel, visas, hotel and living expenses. All participants are required to stay at the selected hotel and pay for the meal package.
The hotel and food package is approximately $4,000 USD. The package price includes hotel accommodations for 21 nights, buffet breakfast, buffet lunch and two snack breaks during the week. Occupancy taxes, food and beverage taxes, and gratuity are also included in the package price. Dinner and weekend meals are the responsibility of the participant during the workshop.
The hotel fee is approximately $190 per night for 21 nights. Additional nights should be calculated at approximately $150.00 per night as they will not include lunch and breaks. There will be NO refund for less than a 21 night stay to sponsor/participants. A per diem rate of approximately $750 USD should be budgeted to cover the cost of meals, transportation, or any other incidentals while at the workshop.
If your application and forms are submitted by February 12, 2016 you will receive a $500 discount on tuition!
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.