The course aims to develop learner skills in communicating effectively with diverse audiences, gain a deeper understanding of the complex issues surrounding migration policy, and enhance their career prospects in fields related to migration policy. The course is of a highly-interactive and learner-centred nature and will be articulated around the following lines:
- Introduction to migration policy communication
This session will provide an overview of the role of communication in migration policy. It will explore how communication strategies can shape public perceptions, influence policy decisions, and inform stakeholders. The session will also introduce key concepts and theories related to communication and migration, including the interplay between media, narratives, and public opinion.
- Communicating migration statistics and data visualisation
In this session, participants will learn about the importance of effectively communicating complex migration data and statistics to various stakeholders, including policy-makers, media, and the public. They will also learn about best practices for data visualisation and how to effectively use charts, graphs, and infographics to communicate migration data in a clear and accessible manner.
- Effective storytelling in migration policy communication
This session will tackle the importance of incorporating stories and narratives into migration policy communication and how to craft effective and impactful stories.
- Drafting a communication and dissemination strategy
This session will focus on developing a communication and dissemination strategy for migration policy. It will delve into the key components of a successful strategy, including target audiences, messaging, channels, and evaluation methods.
- Communication monitoring, evaluation and impact assessment
This session will cover terminology, findings and recommendations from the private and public sectors and academia to synthesise a set of five general steps for practitioners when performing impact assessments.
- Wrap-up and presentation skills
This session will conclude the course by summarizing the key concepts and learning outcomes. The focus will be on developing effective presentation skills to communicate the acquired knowledge to different audiences.
The course will entail 4 hours of self-study (to take place prior to the start of the course/during the course):
– Reading of the core reading list to be shared with learners prior to the start of the course.
Estimated time needed: 2 hours
Status: Accreditation pending Qualification Type: Award
ECTS: 1 Duration: 4 days
Mode of delivery/attendance: Face-to-face/full-time
Hours of total learning: 25 hours (Contact: 19 hours/Self-study: 4 hours/Assessment: 2 hours)
Language of instruction: English/French or Arabic
Address: Training Institute on Migration Capacity Partnership for the Mediterranean (MCP Med TI), Development House, 4A, St Anne Street, Floriana, Malta.
A full mark implies uninterrupted attendance through the full course of studies.
- Participation and interaction
Learners will be expected to participate throughout the duration of the course in interactive activities and discussions and partake in Q&A sessions. They will be assessed based on the below criteria:
|Active engagement in group discussion and peer interaction
peers and does
not participate in
|Limited interaction with peers and rarely participates in class discussions and/or does not stay on task.||Some effort to
peers but does
not take a
discussions. Sometimes deviates from task
|Makes an effort to interact with peers daily and sometimes takes a leading role. Actively participates in class discussions. Stays on task.||Consistently, actively supports, engages, listens and responds to peers. Takes a leading role. Participates in a meaningful way in class discussions. Stays on task|
|Contribution, including answers and questions put forward||Contributions
or almost never
comments or asks questions
|Contributions are sometimes off-topic or distract from discussion||Contributions are usually relevant||Contributions are relevant; makes an effort to elicit the
the level and
depth of the
discussion; adept at eliciting the contributions of
|Link between content and previous learning/
|No attempt to demonstrate connections to previous learning or experience.||Minimal attempt made to demonstrate connections to previous learning or experience.||Some effort to demonstrate connections to material from other courses; past experience; and/or personal goals.||Makes an effort to demonstrate connections to material from other courses; past experience; and/or personal goals.||Makes a sustained effort to demonstrate connections to material from other courses; past experience; and/or personal goals.|
- Final examination (2 hours)
The exam is designed to test the students’ understanding of the concepts covered during the course and their ability to apply them in practical scenarios. The questions will be presented in a multiple-choice format, with four options for each question.
Students will be expected to select the most appropriate answer from the options provided. The exam will be timed, and students will have 90 minutes to complete it. 30 minutes will be allocated for the exam intro, room setup, and explanation of rules.
The questions will be of varying difficulty, with some requiring simple recall of concepts while others will require more critical thinking and analysis. To prepare for the exam, students should review the course materials and engage throughout the duration of the course (this is factored in self-study hours).
The passing grade for successful completion of programme: 60/100
- Dates for next intake: N/A
- Educational programme fees: N/A
- Registration method: N/A
Introduction to communication for migration policy
Communicating migration statistics and data visualisation
Effective storytelling in migration policy communication
Drafting a communication and dissemination strategy
Communication monitoring, evaluation and impact assessment
Wrap up and presentation skills
Presentation skills practice
Course feedback and closing