For over 15 years, the USC Center on Public Diplomacy has been the go-to program for public diplomats and international communication professionals looking to sharpen their skillsets and analytical capabilities essential for success in today’s complex environment. 
Our training utilizes the latest social science research and cutting-edge communication tools in real-time public diplomacy challenges. It provides a setting for practitioners to re-examine and refine their skills in a group of peers and to build an international network of colleagues. 
Our online workshops take a deep dive into some of the most critical issues in designing effective and sophisticated public diplomacy strategies. The intensive, fast-paced learning also allows for personalization, as participants bring real-time projects to exercise their skills and to problem-solve with faculty and peer participants.

Workshop Dates

Each workshop takes place over two weeks, including live sessions of 8 online hours, group work between sessions, and assigned self-directed learning. All scheduled meeting times will be in PT.

Audience Insights for Public Diplomacy Strategy [FULL]

  • July 8
  • July 10
  • July 15
  • July 17

Multi-Platform Content Strategy in Public Diplomacy  [FULL]

  • July 22
  • July 24
  • July 29
  • July 31

Tuition per Workshop

Single participant: $680

Multiple participants from same organization (3+): $550

Application Deadlines

June 25, 2020 (Audience Insights for Public Diplomacy Strategy)

July 2, 2020 (Multiplatform Content Strategy in Public Diplomacy) 

How to Apply

Due to overwhelming demand, the two workshops are full and closed. Please check back this fall for new PD trainings that are currently being developed.

The electronic application for both workshops in July can be found here. For more information, please email Stacy Ingber, CPD Assistant Director of Programming & Events, at [email protected].  

Upon submission of your application, you will receive notification of receipt and a general time frame of the decision process. There is a rolling admissions process and applicants will be notified as soon as a decision is made. Once accepted, deadlines for submitting the non-refundable deposit, campaign submission requirements, and final payment instructions.