FrameWorks Institute’s Strategic Frame Analysis™ Study Circles are designed to integrate in-depth exploration of FrameWorks' extensive research on specific social issues with hands-on skill building. Study Circles are intensive learning engagements designed for groups of leaders - single-issue or multi-disciplinary - who wish to strengthen their communications practice as a means of enacting social change. The Study Circle engagement relies on a multi-method curriculum taught by FrameWorks staff that integrates direct instruction via in person workshops and online webinars, review and revision of participants’ communications materials, targeted framing assignments, and group discussions via a dedicated Study Circle blog space.
Since 2007, FrameWorks has conducted twelve Study Circle projects in the United States and Canada with state-based, regional and national advocate groups. The topics of these engagements have ranged from communicating about early childhood development, to talking about government, to reframing healthcare reform. Our field experience strongly suggests that, by developing fluency in a common language to effect meaningful change, policy advocates and experts will advance their own organizational agendas and, at the same time, move beyond their traditional silos to collaborate on sustainable solutions to the challenges facing our communities.
Several more Study Circles are planned for 2011, focusing on issues from education to addiction to early childhood development.
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