Past and recent surveys, interview conversations and live observation of training suggest that training quality was high. Most training participants count the training opportunity sponsored by the Hewlett Foundation among the most interactive and useful training sessions they have experienced. Communications training may be one ingredient in increasing an organization’s communications capabilities. Other essentials include leaders who endorse and support communications, and available human and financial resources. Organizations poised to take greatest advantage of communications training were those also experiencing a period of positive transition. Though the Hewlett Foundation-sponsored training experience was high quality, surveys and interviews suggested four main opportunities to improve it: ensuring readiness, inviting participation by leadership teams, conducting robust follow-up, and integrating communications with program strategy. " />


Past and recent surveys, interview conversations and live observation of training suggest that training quality was high. Most training participants count the training opportunity sponsored by the Hewlett Foundation among the most interactive and useful training sessions they have experienced.


Communications training may be one ingredient in increasing an organization’s communications capabilities. Other essentials include leaders who endorse and support communications, and available human and financial resources. Organizations poised to take greatest advantage of communications training were those also experiencing a period of positive transition.


Though the Hewlett Foundation-sponsored training experience was high quality, surveys and interviews suggested four main opportunities to improve it: ensuring readiness, inviting participation by leadership teams, conducting robust follow-up, and integrating communications with program strategy.