Course Highlights

Executive Certificate  - Modules 1 & 2
Executive Master  - Modules 1, 2, 3 & 4

Executive Master and Certificate degrees offered. Upgrade from a Certificate to a Master within 3 years.


Module 1: Context, Actors and Strategy Development

21 - 29 March 2019



Global agendas are influenced by multiple actors, at global and regional levels.

  • Through an immersion into the strategy, politics and history of advocacy, you'll develop the analytical framework to build a successful communication campaign. Consolidating your learning with a two-day study trip to Brussels, you'll discover how theory is applied in practice in the context of the European Union, and become skilled at defining strategic approaches, and achieving realistic communication objectives.


Module 2: Tools and Communications Strategies

21 - 29 May 2019



In today’s information-intensive society, in order to make an impact on your audience you need to generate immediate, strong and sustained connections using multiple varied channels.

  • Through a series of practical trainings and case-based approaches, you will be equipped with the techniques and leadership skills needed to execute successful advocacy campaigns. From the fundamentals of storytelling to crisis management, you will leave a master of clear and effective messaging able to effectively harness the tools of the trade to get your message out.


Module 3: Fundamentals of Global Governance

(Executive Master only)

9 September - 25 October 2019 (online)



Evolving systems of global governance emerge alongside an ever-changing geo-political landscape.

  • Gaining historical and regional perspectives to better understand contemporary dynamics in the international system, you will develop expertise on the actors, theatre and mechanics of global decision-making. You’ll leave with tools to apply this knowledge to a range of hot topics currently on the global agenda and those rising on the horizon, skilled at identifying areas for collaboration, conflict and enquiry.


Module 4: Policy and Decision-Making Processes and Tools

(Executive Master only)

19 - 29 November 2019



How are policies made, how are they evaluated, who makes the decisions, and why?

  • Through case studies and scenario based role-play, you will deconstruct the policy making process to better understand the context within which policies get made, who influences the decisions, and how they are evaluated. Through a foresight scenario exercise, you will develop your own policy-making methodology to add to your toolkit, while honing your advocacy and communication skills.  You’ll leave skilled at assessing different options for action, better equipped to make considered decisions and leading your team to success.