USC Annenberg School For Communication and Journalism

World Bank-Annenberg Summer Institute
June 3June 14, 2019
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

June 3June 14, 2019

Summer Institute Registration

One Week Program Fee
June 3 - June 7, 2019
Two Week Program Fee
June 3 - June 14, 2019
Corporate Rates $6,625 $7,750
Government/Non-Profit Rates $4,500 $6,000
Group Rates   $5,000

Early Bird Special for 2-week program: Apply and pay by March 1, 2019, and you will
receive $750 off the program fee. Corporate: $7,000; Non-Profit: $5,250.

Program fee includes tuition, course materials, site visits, and breakfast and lunch each program day.

Application will open again in Winter 2018 for the 2019 program


For more information, contact:

Shellee Smith

Annenberg Executive Education


Umou S. Albazzaz

World Bank Communications for Global Practices



Lodging, all non-conference meals, and any incidentals are the responsibility of each participant. In order to facilitate lodging, we are holding rooms in the USC Cardinal Gardens apartment.

If you would like to reserve one of these units, please register here: 

If you would like to make hotel reservations off campus, please contact: 

Shellee Smith at



“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