Communications Forum 2021

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March 2021, the Wycliffe Global Alliance communication team hosted a virtual training event. Organizers of the forum focussed on four areas of development.

  • To gain a better understanding of good communication practices in the global contexts.
  • To be encouraged in their spiritual growth and integrating this with their work;
  • To have an increased sense of belonging within the Alliance and a deepened understanding of working with the Alliance’s partners
  • To strengthen relationships with others from within the community of communication workers.

One presenter and participant, Silke Sauer, said, “I found the workshop very well organized. There was a good choice of relevant topics and hands-on presentations. Altogether very valuable – well done!”

The topics at the Forum included story writing, social media strategies, how to safely tell stories from sensitive contexts and smartphone photography. The sessions were recorded on ZOOM and additional links to resources were provided to participants.

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Session 1 – Theology of Story

Jim Killam, Wycliffe Global Alliance, Communication Writer and Editor, USA

Watch session 1 (36min)

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Session 2 – Story Writing [Part 1]

Milka Myllynen, FIDA International, Finland

Watch session 2 (44 mins)

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Session 3 – Social Media Strategies

Tianna Haas, SIM International, External Communications Editor, USA

Watch session 3 (59 min)

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Session 4 – Rediscovering Wonder

Jim Killam, Wycliffe Global Alliance, Communication Writer and Editor, USA

Watch session 4 (46 min)

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Session 5 – Story Writing [Part 2]

Milka Myllynen, FIDA International, Finland

Watch session 5 (13 min)

 

Session 6 – Telling Sensitive Stories

Silke Sauer, SIL, Germany

Watch session 6 (50 min)

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Session 7 – Leading in the certainty of Uncertain times

Dr. Susan Van Wynen, Wycliffe Global Alliance Consultant for Strategy, USA

Watch session 7 (54 min)

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Session 8 – Interview with Scott Strazzante: Smartphone Photography

Scott Strazzante, Staff Photographer San Francisco Chronicle, USA

Watch session 8 (41 min)

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Session 9 – Communication with Deaf Peoples and Their Sign Languages

Dee Collins, USA

Watch session 9 (62 min)

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Session 10: Wycliffe Global Alliance Communication and Resources

Phil Prior, Wycliffe Global Alliance Director for Communications, UK

Watch session 10 (56 min)

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