Social media has been rapidly gaining prominence in recent years, transforming into a crucial communication platform for organizations and individuals. Facebook, YouTube, Instagram and Twitter have more than 4 billion monthly users, and the number of social media users across the globe is set to grow exponentially. 

This programme will give you an overview of the pros and cons of social networks and fundamental concepts including branding, networking and influencing. It will enable you to boost visibility across social media platforms, interact effectively with an engaged audience, build cost-effective and targeted campaigns. The goal is to help you create a social media strategy in line with the wider communication objectives of your organization. Social media monitoring and analysis will also be a significant component of the programme.

Complement your technical and managerial know-how with skills in diplomatic protocol to support your high-level engagement. Explore international courtesy rules, formal communication norms, and ceremonial practices to follow in official functions and occasions, all with an emphasis on practical application to the UN context. 

The course will give participants the chance to learn, practice, and plan how to use communication methods, techniques and strategies to advance the UN work programme. It integrates theory and professional experiences with drills and practical exercises to plan and produce engaging and effective communication pieces for various media. The course content centres on concrete and practical UN case studies.

Writing is an essential skill in any organisation. The ability to write reports, draft project proposals, prepare substantive papers and communicate effectively with colleagues and partners is a crucial skill for any UN staff.

This five-week interactive course is designed to enhance the ability of staff to effectively draft a wide variety of documents through increased sensitivity to language, structure and content. Also, participants will be exposed to a variety of techniques for drafting documents that are adapted to the audience and have impact.

Presenting to live audiences an organisation's policies and work convincingly is a core leadership responsibility that requires smart supporting teamwork. Any speaker wants the audience to be impressed, and to hear a subliminal message: That was good. That speaker is a real leader. More please!

This course shows participants how to prepare, both for senior colleagues and for themselves, clear, engaging and memorable talking-points and speeches for any occasion. It covers key principles of public speaking and practical techniques for making drafts lively and easy to use.