(Equatorial Africa). From 23 to 27 April 2019, the FMA Communication Team of “Saint Mary Domenica” Province (AEC) organized a formation session on communication for the Delegates of communication of the 10 communities of AEC, some lay people, and a sister of the Congregation of St. Joseph of Genoni.
The formation was animated by two trainers from CREC INTERNATIONAL (Research Center for Education and Communication), a Christian communication organization based in Lyon, France: Mr. Yvan Paradisi, President of CREC INTERNATIONAL, and Lady Dianna Manneh, trainer in the same Catholic research center.
The theme was “From the roots to the fruits of the tree”. During the four days, we started at the beginning with the knowledge of ourselves to learn to communicate with ourselves and to communicate better with others, through games and group dynamics.
We then had a concrete experience of communication through a structured methodology in the following steps: the photograph of the institution, the photograph of the environment, and the Communication plan with the dynamics of the wheel, a method that allows both internal and external buy-in . It ended with a round table on the experience.
The formation was much appreciated. The participants were able to make two concrete communication plans. They learned that the person in charge of communication in a structure has an important role, requires organized teamwork, and is open to all those who can participate at different levels in the work mission.
The formation meeting strengthened the idea that it is important to build a communication strategy in which everyone has an important role and that everyone’s involvement is fundamental.