2018 Communications Institute: The Power of Voice

On June 10 – 14, 2018, The Opportunity Agenda conducted its 9th annual Communications Institute, through which we trained social justice opinion leaders on a variety of communications skills and strategies.

The invitation-only Institute took place in New York City. The cohort of 17 Fellows received comprehensive training on a variety of communications skills, including framing and narrative development, media strategy, and on-camera interviews.

The substance of the Institute is five days of intensive, in-person training and skill-building, including on:

  • Narrative and Messaging to Persuade and Activate Audiences
  • Media Strategy
  • Spokesperson Skills
  • Broadcast Media Appearances

This year’s Institute focused on The Power of Voice in a time when social justice leaders are being actively silenced. The Opportunity Agenda is proud to launch these voices into the discourse to reframe the debate for social justice in the United States.

The 2018 Communications Institute was made possible, in part, by the generous contributions of the Ford Foundation, The JPB Foundation, The Annie E. Casey Foundation, Marguerite Casey Foundation, the Tow Foundation, Nathan Cummings Foundation, the Open Society Foundations, The Libra Foundation, Unbound Philanthropy, the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, and individual donors.


Meet the 2018 Fellows