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The World Bank Institute's Leadership Practice, the World Bank Group's External and Corporate Relations, Operational Communications Department, the Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Pennsylvania, and the Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism at the University of Southern California are pleased to announce the 2014 Summer Institute in Reform Communication: Leadership, Strategy and Stakeholder Alignment. The course is designed for leaders, strategists and advisors who want to strengthen the critical competencies necessary to support change agents and reform leaders in developing countries.

The Summer Institute will be held at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles, June 2 - June 13, 2014. During the 10-day program, participants will learn the most recent advances in communication and proven techniques in reform implementation. Participants will develop the skills required to bring about real change, leading to development results. Leaders will connect with a global network of development professionals working on initiatives in the public, private and non-profit sectors.

Participants will acquire critical skills in five key areas:

  • Interpreting and using political economy analyses
  • Crafting multi-stakeholder collaboration, coalition and network building strategies and tactics to support reform
  • Providing communication skills that support the implementation of reforms
  • Leveraging social/digital media tools and analytics effectively
  • Developing communication metrics and applying monitoring and evaluation frameworks relevant to reform

We would like to extend an invitation to all qualified individuals to apply for the Summer Institute. The fee for participation includes daily full-day instruction and meals during the sessions as well as site visits to leading entertainment, advertising, and media industry representatives. Participants are responsible for their travel and lodging.

Please visit the course page for more information, including materials from previous Summer Institutes, the online application, and a link to the flyer. If you have any questions, please contact Christiane Farqui.

The deadline for applications is December 31, 2013.

Watch a video on the Summer Institute.

Government/Non-profit Rates:

  • Early registration by Jan.17, 2014 - $4,250
  • Early registration by Feb. 14, 2014 - $4,500
  • Standard Registration after Feb. 14, 2014 - $5,000

Corporate Rates:

  • Early registration by Jan. 17, 2014 - $6,375
  • Early registration by Feb. 14, 2014 - $6,750
  • Standard Registration after Feb. 14, 2014 -$7,500
Comments (14)

World Bank-Annenberg 2015 Summer Institute Course in Reform Comm

Hi I am really interested to be part of the world bank Annenberg 2015 summer Institute course could you tuning the program for the 2015 as well?

Will you be running the same

Will you be running the same program for 2015

Sponsorship for the Summer Institute

Unfortunately, we are not able to offer any scholarships or financial assistance for the Summer Institute at this time. If you are accepted into the program and pay for the course before January 17, you will receive a discount. The course fee drops from $5,000 to $4,250 for non-profits or government entities. We can also offer deeply discounted rates on campus housing.

Extended Application Deadline for Summer Institute

Good news! Due to the overwhelming interest in the World Bank Annenberg Summer Institute, we will continue to accept applications for the executive course titled Reform Communications: Leadership, Strategy, and Stakeholder Alignment. Apply now at

Please note, your spot in the program is not confirmed until we receive payment for the course. Discounts apply to payments received before January 17, 2014.

2014 Summer Institute in Reform Communication

Iam interested in the Course.

2014 Summer Institute in Reform Communication

I am really interested in this summer course, unfortunately I get the information too late. If there is any possibility to open the call for application, please let us know.

Selection Process


I have completed the online registration on 27 Dec, 2013, but till today could not found any mail from your end regarding registration process. By the by in online registration I mention “if my office will not provide the fees including other expenses the personally I will bear all cost”, however by this time my office agree to pay the relevant cost.

Md. Mostafizur Rahaman
Program Manager

World Bank-Annenberg 2014 Summer Institute Course in Reform Comm

Hello Mr. and Mrs.,
We have received your ballot this WEDNESDAY 01 / January 2014 and we would like to attend your conference well. We are recognized by ECOSOC United Nations Sustainable Development and Special Consultative Status NGOs.
thank you

World Bank-Annenberg 2014 Summer Institute Course in Reform Comm

Congratulations and Thanks for this great learning opportunity
I would love to participate and contribute to the Summer Institute Course
Happy New Year !

Extension of deadline for registration and other informations

Dear Organisers of this Summer Inst Course

I only just came across this excellent course and wonder whether
1) the date of registration can be extended beyond today
2) would this course be relevant to those of us doing health systems reforms which have major problems with developing stakeholder support and alignments
3) if its possible to accommodate an extended registration date, can you provide a complete budget (minus flight cost but inclusive of local accommodations, ground transport from the nearest international airport to accommodations, meals etc.)

I look forward to receiving a positive response from you all. Happy New Year.

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