Executive Certificate – Advocacy in International Affairs

Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies signs partnership with LEIDAR to create and deliver Certificate in Advanced Studies – Advocacy in International Affairs

Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies announced today that they are creating a new executive education format which is an Executive Certificate. The first course, starting in January 2012, to be offered in this new format is Advocacy in International Affairs provided in partnership with international communications consultancy LEIDAR.

Advocacy in International Affairs offers world-class education and practical training helping leaders to navigate in today’s complex communications environment. Changes in international affairs and a diverse stakeholder environment demand new models and tools,” said Prof. Cedric Dupont, Director of the Executive Education at the Graduate Institute. “We welcome the partnership with LEIDAR as well as the new concept of Executive Certificate designed to provide working professionals with the highest level of training. We have successfully worked with representatives of LEIDAR during the last two years and we are delighted to take our relationship to a new level.” 

International affairs and a global communications environment require an in-depth understanding of advocacy and its related tools.

“The borders between the media and operators are blurring. In Geneva you find all the players – Governmental, International and Non Governmental Organizations; Academia and global enterprises, as well as media and influencers. Delivering this course in Geneva, we will be able to draw on both the knowledge of the various players and the deep insights that the Graduate Institute can offer both through its research and faculty. We are convinced that we will deliver a unique program on an international scale,” said Rolf Olsen CEO of LEIDAR, and the co-Director of the CAS Advocacy International Affairs together with Professor Dupont.

The application process will be launched on June 15th and the first edition of the course will start in January 2012.

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