USC Annenberg School For Communication and Journalism

World Bank-Annenberg Summer Institute
Reform Communication: Leadership, Strategy and Stakeholder Alignment


The World Bank Annenberg Summer Institute is designed for leaders, strategists and advisors who want to strengthen the critical communication skills required to support change agents and reform initiatives in developing countries.

This year, we are offering a one-week course tailored for senior level executives who want to learn the most recent advances in strategic communication and best practices for reform. We also will offer a second week that includes specialized sessions for capacity building, executing campaigns, and building communication metrics to measure reform.

Session Information

Application will open again in Winter 2019 for the 2020 program

For more information, contact:

Shellee Smith

Annenberg Executive Education


Umou S. Albazzaz

World Bank Communications for Global Practices



“The idea of having a program that focuses on the business of governance and then embedding communications as being central to the process of delivering reforms appealed to me greatly.”
Tunji Lardner
West African NGO Network
“I absolutely would recommend this program to any communications person in the business…in the public sector…in private sector, or in an international organization like mine.”
Tunya Celasin
World Bank/Turkey
“Communication is key to almost everything we do and this is a course that will make you a powerful communicator in almost all contexts.”
Louise Agersnap
World Health Organization