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Applications Invited for Centre for Lifelong Learning's Certificate Program in Development Communication

Applications Invited for Centre for Lifelong Learning's Certificate Program in Development Communication

Institute Name: Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS)

Apply By: 15 Mar 2020

About the Organization:

Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS) is a deemed university fully funded by the University Grants Commission, Government of India. TISS offers over 50 Master’s Degree programmes from its Mumbai, Tuljapur, Guwahati and Hyderabad Campuses. Masters’ programmes are offered in a range of socially relevant inter-disciplinary areas.

Centre for Lifelong Learning invites you to a Certificate Program in Development Communication:

The Centre for Lifelong Learning (CLL) was established on February 15, 2006, with the objective of providing training for adult learners in the areas of expertise in the Institute. The CLL was earlier known as Department of Extra Mural Studies, which was established in 1981.

It caters to two kinds of adult learners: (a) The Professional groups getting trained for their continuing education and (b) the general population from diverse backgrounds who are outside the formal education system or those who have not had the opportunity to access formal education system and want to access training or goal-oriented short-term vocational programmes.

Vision:

  • By promoting the philosophy of lifelong learning, the CLL would maximise the capacities and potential of adult learners to contribute meaningfully as citizens to create a society that promotes and protects the values of dignity, equity, social justice and human rights.

Mission:

  • Through extension, training, teaching, and research, the Centre will,
  • develop lifelong learning as a discipline of study and field of practice, and,
  • engage with diverse populations of adult learners, irrespective of caste, gender, class, ability and age.

Objectives:

  • To devise and implement relevant and need based certified training programmes for a range of adult learners towards responsible citizenship.
  • To prepare and implement a comprehensive strategy for lifelong learning for the elderly and youth populations.
  • To integrate Information, Communication, Technology (ICT) in the teaching learning processes.
  • Become a nodal centre in TISS for Distance Education and e-learning.

Centre for Lifelong Learning offers:

I. Programmes:

  • Diploma in Gerontology
  • Diploma in Youth Leadership and Social Change
  • Counselling Skills Programme (Three Semester)
  • Certificate Geriatric Care
  • Diploma in Dance Movement Therapy

II. Design and Conduct Customised Short-term Programme.

Some of the current and proposed programmes are:

  • Participatory Training Methodology
  • Peer Counselling
  • Teachers as Mentors
  • Self-Development and Communication Skill
  • Developing Leadership Skills for NGOs
  • Stress Management
  • Counselling at the Workplace
  • Pre-Retirement Planning
  • Volunteerism.

Some of the recently concluded programmes are:

  • Capacity Building for Women Managers in Higher Education
  • National workshop for Peer Counsellors on Prevention of Sexual Harassment at the Workplace for the Reserve Bank of India
  • Creative Arts for Practitioners

The CLL is part of the Joint Action Committee (JAC), Maharashtra, which has been set up to advocate for the implementation of policies and programmes formulated by the Central Government which remain on paper. These policies include the National Policy on Older Persons (NPOP), 1999; Maintenance and Welfare of Parents and Senior Citizens Act, 2007; and the Indira Gandhi National Old Age Pension Scheme, 2007.

The CLL is part of the Joint Action Committee (JAC), Maharashtra, which has been set up to advocate for the implementation of policies and programmes formulated by the Central Government which remain on paper. These policies include the National Policy on Older Persons (NPOP), 1999; Maintenance and Welfare of Parents and Senior Citizens Act, 2007; and the Indira Gandhi National Old Age Pension Scheme, 2007.

Context:

Development Communication is distinct from communication used by corporates and for-profit organizations. Whether it is advocacy, research communication, or fund-raising, the underlying principle in development communication is social good and sustainability which needs to be factored into all communication. This creates a whole new language, syntax, style, and outputs that are used only by this sector. The program will unpack development communication, and in the process, provide participants with guidelines, frameworks, tips, and tools which could be put to use straightaway.

Objectives:

  • Participants learn the art of writing clearly, concisely and cohesively, including referencing.
  • Participants understand the principles and processes in campaign design, and how to develop a successful format.
  • Participants become familiar with globally accepted templates for development communication outputs: Reports, policy briefs, policy memos, concept notes, and proposal writing.
  • Participants learn how to turn case studies into human interest stories for the print, broadcast, and social media to increase their reach and impact on civil society.
  • Participants discover what is business storytelling, when to use stories, the six types of stories, and how to tell a persuasive story—the script.
  • Participants gain an understanding of how to become a better public speaker, what goes into the presentation checklist, and how to use visuals and presentation structures in presentations.

Methodology:

Learning is through a variety of interactive and participative techniques including exercises, worksheets, discussions, group work, and role play. The crux of the methodology used is an emphasis on learning through doing. These are supported with presentations on related theoretical frameworks.

Target Audience:

  • Development sector professionals whose jobs demand effective writing skills and production of writing outputs to communicate with stakeholder groups.
  • Journalists and content writers writing on the social sector who would like to refine their writing skills.
  • TISS PhD students in preparation for their careers.

Fees:

  • Rs. 20,000 + 18% GST per participant for the 4-day workshop.
  • Rs. 2,500 + 18% GST per participant for each additional half day elective.
  • Includes an Accompanying Reader, lunch and tea/coffee; does not include participant’s accommodation and transport.
  • 25% discount for TISS Doctoral Scholars and Project Staff.

Accommodation:

Serviced apartments at Rs.2,500 + 18% GST per night [excludes breakfast] are available for program participants inside the TISS campus. Each apartment accommodates up to 3 people. To avail this facility, please contact mahendrasingh@tiss.edu.

Date and time: March 31, 2020 9:00AM - April 4, 2020 5:30PM

Venue: Green Room, Naoroji Campus, TISS Mumbai

How to Apply:

  • Download and fill the application form and send it to devcomm@tiss.edu by 15th March, 2020.
  • Non-refundable deposit of Rs.5,000 on approval of application form; Balance payable by 15th March, 2020.
  • In the event an applicant cannot attend the program the deposit will be carried forward up to 12 months.

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