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The Geneva Communicators Network is pleased to announce its next workshop day of 2016 to be held on Friday 29 April at Webster University Geneva.

Three one-day workshops will be run simultaneously including a networking lunch and coffee breaks where all participants can meet and discuss. The groups will be small – maximum 12-15 participants – to allow instructors to address specific needs.

Some testimonies from our past workshops:

PCG_GCN Workshop_0025I found the workshop useful, and quite fun as well. It was definitely worthwhile”     

“This workshop gave me the opportunity to make a stop from my routine to evaluate my daily work activities and reflect on many things that I could somehow improve at work”

 “The workshop provided me with a lot of tips and principles that I can easily use every day in my job and that will make my life easier! Thanks a lot”

Workshop day: Friday 29 April in Geneva – featuring all three workshops
(Please note: you can only attend one workshop in the day!):

IMG_4980Date: Friday 29 April 2016
Time: 09h30 – 16h30
Location: Webster University Geneva, Route de Collex 15, 1293 Bellevue-Geneva, Switzerland.
Cost: 480 CHF for GCN members, 600 CHF for non-members
(includes a buffet lunch and tea/coffee)
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Workshop 1: Media relations
This is a practical and interactive course for communications and other professionals who want to hone their media relations, media writing and talking to the media skills. Given by a former BBC foreign correspondent, the course will give you a better understanding of how journalists think, how to generate media interest for your stories and how to give a great media interview.
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Workshop 2:  Advanced social media
In the current, multi-channel communications environment, strategically managing social media is a must for every organization or corporation. And that goes far beyond tactical postings and interaction with individuals or groups, even if they belong to your defined target audiences. Indeed, social media must be embedded in the organizational strategy at multiple levels, ranging from communications and marketing to HR and operations. With this multi-purpose approach to social media, different aspects regarding engagement strategies, channel selection, tone of voice, management tools, evaluation and measurement have to be taken into consideration.
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Workshop 3: Writing for the web
Writing for the web is different. People who visit and use your website or Intranet have different needs and expectations to those who read your messages through other channels. In this workshop you will discover how to write great content that meets these needs and keeps your visitors coming back.
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We look forward to seeing you there.

 

Three new workshops from Sarah Clark of Clear thinking – Clear communication:

NEW evening workshop: De Bono’s Six Thinking Hats
Lausanne, Tuesday 23 February, 18.00–21.00
For anyone curious about this powerful method and how it can help you to strengthen critical thinking, run productive and collaborative meetings, take effective decisions, and explore issues more quickly to generate creative solutions.
Further information(pdf)>>
Registration deadline: Tuesday 16 February.

NEW evening workshop: Boosting personal and team effectiveness: an introduction to Belbin Team Roles
Lausanne, Tuesday 22 March, 18.00–21.00
For professionals in all fields who’d like to learn how the Belbin Team Roles approach can help in developing self-management skills, understanding the unique contribution each person can make to a team, and building productive working relationships.
Further information(pdf)>>
Registration deadline: Tuesday 15 March.

Visual language and graphic facilitation
Lausanne, Wednesday 11 & Thursday 12 May, 9.00–17.30
An introduction to the techniques of using hand-drawn visuals in a range of professional contexts, including group facilitation, coaching and training. You will learn the basics of visual language and how to use a mix of simple drawings, colour, words and metaphors to develop and share ideas, record presentations and meetings, and engage and energize groups.
Thinking that you can draw is absolutely not a prerequisite— if the techniques interest you and you’re prepared to experiment, please join us. We will spend a large proportion of the day practising and sharing within the group. Engage both your right and your left brain and have fun!
Further information(pdf)>>
Registration deadline: Sunday 24 April.

For anyone interested in joining a basic introduction to photography course. Francesco Arese Visconti is organising a workshop the week-end of 31 October. Here are the details:

INTRO TO DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY

This is a two-day introductory course to basic digital photography. Students will be able to become more comfortable with using a DSLR camera, learning about their adjustments, how to photograph using manual settings, how these adjustments affect the final image and how to adjust photographs on the computer. Students will learn how to digitally process their images using basic Photoshop elements and format them for print or for the web. There will be discussions about photography as a visual language of communication and artistic expression

Schedule

Day 1
10 – 13:Theory. Basic aspects of photographic cameras
14 – 17:Pratice on the field

Day 2
10 – 13: Image post – production. Downloading of the images, first critique, introduction to Photoshop
14 – 17: Photoshop elements and final critique

Cost: CHF 500.-

Those who are interested can contact Francesco directly at visconti@webster.ch.

About Francesco:

Francesco is an experienced and published freelance photographer, who has worked for important museums and public institutions. He is a member of the Union Suisse des Photographes Professionnels (USPP) and currently Deputy Head of the Media Communications department and Coordinator of the Photography Program at Webster University Geneva. He has also organised a number of photography workshops including a summer programme in Italy and courses at Urbino Art Village, a centre for creative workshops in Italy. For further information: www.aresevisconti.com.

An interesting forthcoming workshop in Lausanne:

Wednesday 2 and Thursday 3 September, Lausanne – Visual language and graphic facilitation workshop – with Sarah Clark

An introduction to the techniques of using hand-drawn visuals in a range of professional contexts, including group facilitation, coaching and training. You will learn the basics of visual language and how to use a mix of simple drawings, colour, words and metaphors to develop and share ideas, record presentations and meetings, and engage and energize groups.

Thinking that you can draw is absolutely not a prerequisite— if the techniques interest you and you’re prepared to experiment, please join us. We will spend a large proportion of the day practising and sharing within the group. Engage both your right and your left brain and have fun!

Further details >> (pdf)

The deadline for registration is 24 August.

Our workshop on Engaging with your audiences has sold out – but there are still places in the following workshops:

Workshop 2:  Advanced social media

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Workshop 3: Writing for the web
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