USC Annenberg School For Communication and Journalism

World Bank-Annenberg Summer Institute (New Dates Coming Soon)
Reform Communication: Leadership, Strategy and Stakeholder Alignment


*NOTE: The University of Southern California has announced that all summer programs including the World Bank-Annenberg Summer Institute cannot be held on campus until at least the fall of 2020. In light of the new university guidelines for COVID-19, we are postponing the July program and reviewing new dates in 2021. Please check back here regularly for the latest information on the Summer Institute.

We invite you to join the 9th World Bank-Annenberg Summer Institute on communicating reform at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles. This year, we are offering participants options of a five-day core program and an extended two-week course.  

During the program, participants will learn the most recent advances in strategic communication and best practices for reform. This highly interactive course equips participants with the tools, techniques, and tactics required to build coalitions for change, mobilize public support and navigate the political environment.


Session Information

  • To be eligible for the group rate, group participants must come from the same department.
  • Breakfast, lunch, and afternoon snacks are covered in the tuition.
  • Once admitted, $500 non-refundable deposit (applied to tuition) will be due in 6 weeks from the date of acceptance.

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 Web Tower.

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: 

Melissa Zhuo 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