Agenda

Communicating for Influence and Change – Workshop Agenda

Dec 1-2, Adiyta Park Hotel, Hyderabad India

Day 1: Monday December 1, 2008

8:30

Registration and Poster Viewing

9:00

Welcome and Introduction to the Workshop

9:15

Exercise One – Storytelling (sharing a successful or challenging experience in communicating research)

10:00

Keynote – Research Communications: What is it? Why does it matter?

10:15

Break

10:45

7 minutes of Fame: RAPID (ODI); RELAY (PANOS London); Visual Advocacy (Tactical Tech); Strategic Communications (IDRC Comms); Using TV and Media (TVE AP). (session includes questions; participants will be asked to record their immediate impressions – i.e. what appeals to them; what they still don’t understand to be posted on their posters before lunch)

12:00

Lunch

13:00

Explanation of afternoon’s Global café program: Participants will rotate through work groups with ODI, PANOS and Tactical Tech. Each workgroup will be 1 hour long and will combine a more detailed presentation and practical exercises.

13:15

Global Café – Round one

14:15

Global Café – Round two

15:15

Break

15:45

Global Café – Round three

16:45

Plenary – recap and evaluation of Day one

17:00

Close

Day Two – Tuesday December 2, 2008

9:00

Welcome Back – Opening Exercise Margolis Wheel

9:30

Continuation of Global Café – Round four TVE AP and IDRC Communications

10:30

Break

11:00

Global Café Round five

12:00

Q&A with all facilitators

12:30

Lunch

13:30

Recap of afternoon program –

13:45

Working in Buddy system on Communications strategies (facilitators circulating)

14:45

Small groups rotate through 10 minute sessions with facilitators to discuss questions and challenges

15:45

Break

16:15

Working in buddy system again – facilitators will follow-up with various people

17:15

Return to plenary for workshop evaluation and discussion of workshop follow-up

17:30

Close

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