The Johns Hopkins University School of Public Health, Center for Communication Programs (CCP) and the Center for Communication and Change – India (CCC-I) in partnership are pleased to offer the 12th Leadership in Strategic Communication Workshop- South Asia, to be held in New Delhi, India, September 16th-25th, 2019. The workshop will be facilitated by Uttara Bharath Kumar. 

Uttara Bharath Kumar is the Director, Capacity Strengthening and an international communication specialist at Johns Hopkins University. She has over 25 years of experience with behavior change communication program design, implementation and training in over 15 countries. Ms. Bharath Kumar is delighted to facilitate the LSC workshop in New Delhi.


  • Mid and senior level health communication professionals
  • Those working in the area of behavior change for health and social issues
  • Others interested in the art and science of strategic communication

The workshop applies the latest thinking and best practices in leadership to strategic communication planning. This ten-day workshop provides an opportunity for participants from India and other regional countries to enhance Social and Behavior Change (SBC) understanding, knowledge and skills – including SBC concepts like Behavioral Economics and Design Thinking. The highly participatory approach of the workshop is designed to help participants share their experiences and learn from the course directors and each other and open their minds to new thinking and inspiration.

The ultimate vision of the course is to promote more effective, state of-the-art health and social communication programs that are audience-centered,result oriented and will improve the quality of communication for health and society globally.


Participants will explore the elements of effective health and social behavior change and advocacy programs to create more competent and healthy literate societies. This includes learning to:

  • Apply key leadership principles in designing strategic health communication programs
  • Follow the P-Process to build health communication programs systematically including research, design, implementing, monitoring and evaluation
  • Understand concepts of Behavioral Economics and Design Thinking
  • Use strategic multi-media approach for messages that address individuals and also social norms
  • Educate with entertainment to reach a broader audience
  • Learn to use advocacy, interpersonal skills and community mobilization
  • Emphasize client-centered approaches that promote informed choice
  • Develop a complete communication program, interactive learning exercises and team work

The workshop will be held in Delhi from September 16th-25th, 2019. Interested applicants are strongly advised to apply early due to high demand and limited number of seats in the 2019 workshop.

All filled application forms should be submitted on or before 30th June, 2019.

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For more information contact Ms. Sanjeeta Agnihotri at with CC to