USC Annenberg School For Communication and Journalism

Third Space Boot Camp
October 10October 12, 2018
A 2.5 Day, Interactive Leadership Development Program


USC’s Center for Third Space Thinking has pioneered a communication-driven methodology to frame and solve problems that can help organizations achieve success in today’s complex and dynamic world.

Join us for the two-and-a-half day, highly immersive leadership development program to help master critical soft skills needed in today's competitive workplace. The boot camp will engage participants in five core soft skills or competencies that are critical to making better decisions, yet are grossly undersupplied in the market – Adaptability, Cultural Competency, Empathy, Intellectual Curiosity, and 360-degree Thinking. Additionally, participants will have direct interaction with a group of media savvy USC Annenberg students with their unique millennial perspectives on the world.

You'll Learn

  • How to become a more effective problem-solver by using the Center’s new mobile app that will also connect you to a community of other like-minded Third Space Thinkers
  • How Third Space Thinking can help you break down organizational barriers, unlock innovation and drive increased collaboration
  • How Third Space Thinking can have a positive impact on your career, your relationships and your life

Who Should Attend

The Third Space Boot Camp is designed for high performers with 5 to 10 years experience in corporations, non-profits and government with existing roles in communications, human resources, strategic planning, finance, marketing, legal, and technology. The last Boot Camp included employees from Google, IBM, Western Union, United Airlines, Southern California Edison, AECOM, Quest Diagnostics, and more.

What You'll Experience

During this rich, highly immersive learning experience, you will join 25 other professionals in a series of in-depth explorations of the five key soft skills that include hands-on exercises, case studies, group problem-solving sessions and unique USC experiences.

Session Information

October 10October 12, 2018

Registration Fees


Program fee before July 31, 2018

Program fee after July 31, 2018





$4,000 $6,000
Corporate Groups

$4,500 for organizations that send more than two people

Non-Profit Groups

$3,750 for organizations that send more than two people



Program fee includes tuition, course materials, interactive experiences, and breakfast and lunch each day.