Training trainers

Of course, it is not only the people who participate who benefit from training. Inevitably, participants return to their company and share their new skills with others, an extension of the informal training and knowledge sharing that comes naturally in the workplace.

However, we can also offer training for staff that want to take this knowledge sharing further. We have experience in training those who want to learn how to teach others new skills in journalism or other forms of mass communication.

Multiplier effect

This means that the investment in one person's training is multiplied, with the potential benefits for the whole workforce felt for years to come.

Our United Nations Development Programme-funded course Training Young Journalists to Train Others aimed to create a pool of local trainers in Cyprus. It also sought to build links between young Greek-Cypriot and Turkish-Cypriot journalists

This project provided 'training for trainers' for a small group of journalists aged 24-30. Most of the training was carried in Cyprus, with a workshop also held in Northern Ireland to broaden participants' experience.
With help and support from our experts, the newly-trained trainers delivered short-term courses for their colleagues.

In Egypt we supported an embryonic niche and hyperlocal media sector by matching journalists and other media professionals with start-up organisations.

These journalists acted as trainers and mentors to equip a group of volunteer media trainers with the confidence and skills to support the inception, planning and growth of independent local media in post-revolution Egypt.

Building support networks in Cameroon

The foundation's experts designed and ran a two-week residential course for journalists to improve professional standards of journalists working for independent media prior to an election.
The first week was dedicated to media ethics, including media power and responsibility, international standards, freedom of expression and raising quality standards. The second week focused on training course participants to train others in the subjects they had covered.
The experts also created a professional networking website to enable participants to continue to liaise and exchange information after the end of the course. The website also helped the trainers monitor participants’ performances, once they started to deliver their own courses.

Previous Courses

10 August 2015

Thomson Foundation Summer Convergence Course 2015

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11 August 2014

Summer Convergence Course 2014

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12 August 2013

Thomson Foundation Summer Course 2013

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