Executive Certificate: Advocacy in International Affairs

Learn How to Influence and Drive Change
in the Global Arena

Delivered over two modules in Geneva, to fit the busy agenda of working professionals in Switzerland and beyond

14-22 April 2016 & 2-10 June 2016

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Key Features

  • Part-time programme: 2 face-to-face modules of 9 days each in Geneva, accessible to mid-career professionals worldwide

  • Well-established programme: 5th edition in 2016. See selected bios (here). Career opportunities for alumni in a wide range of positions, from NGOs to international organisations and the private sector

  • Blend of in-depth analysis of global issues with applied practice (methodologies and leadership skills); interactive, team-oriented learning

  • International faculty & instructors with extensive global experience

  • High-level professional training on best practices, designed and delivered in partnership with LEIDAR, a global strategic communications consultancy

  • Receive a degree: Certificate of Advanced Studies (CAS) in the Swiss Higher Education System and alumni status at the Graduate Institute

Testimonials from our participants



Video testimonial from Alexandre Munafò, alumnus and graduation speaker for the 2015 cohort. See bio here


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"The Graduate Institute's approach to Advocacy is highly practical. From the first module, I was able to benefit from tools, tactics and fabulous team exchanges to foster my strategic advocacy planning skills."

From Ursula Fischler-Strasak, current participant (2016)