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MTI plans virtual and on-site conference in Ghana in 2021

(Colorado Springs, CO)—Magazine Training International (MTI) will head to Ghana in September 2021 to host a series of professional training events for Christians in magazine publishing. If it is possible to gain reliable Internet access for streaming, MTI plans to offer a virtual training event simultaneously. Although MTI has offered online training since 2014, this will be the first attempt to combine virtual training with an on-site experience.

The five-day Introduction to Magazine Publishing Course will be followed by a one-day limited-enrollment Hands-on Magazine Startup Workshop designed to give practical help to participants as they make plans to start a new magazine or restart an existing one. Participants in the course will receive the 240-page “Introduction to Magazine Publishing” coursebook.

The conference will conclude with a four-day Digital Publishing Workshop, where participants will learn strategies for publishing online and gain the tools they need to be successful.

Participants at the 2019 Introduction to Magazine Publishing course in Côte d’Ivoire.

Mercy Kamubra, a participant in the 2019 Introduction to Magazine Publishing course in Côte d’Ivoire, praised the course. “The training did not just encourage me to start a magazine—it showed me how. The exercises were very practical, and I am informed and motivated to do much better in my current publication and in the one I intend to start.”

Training events will be presented in English, but because Ghana is surrounded by Francophone countries, simultaneous interpretation in French will be available. The course book is also available in French.

An international team of 10 trainers will present at the three events.

MTI provides professional development opportunities to Christians in publishing in less-resourced areas of the world. The conference in Ghana is the third training event in MTI’s 10-year training program for Africa. Prior conferences were in Kenya in 2018 and Côte d’Ivoire in 2019.

About Magazine Training International:  The mission of Magazine Training International is to encourage, strengthen, and provide resources to Christian magazines as they seek to build the church and reach their societies for Christ. Over the last 31 years, MTI offered 70 conferences, courses, and seminars in East/Central Europe, Asia, Africa, and North America. In addition to courses and conferences, MTI provides online courses and workshops, free e-books, training videos, course manuals in a dozen languages, and other print digital, audio, and audio-visual materials in a resource-packed library on MTI’s website.  More information is available on our website and Facebook.

Media Contact: Sharon Mumper, President, (719) 598-9743

By Jennifer Howard
October 2020