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The Skills Academy is the international training and education unit of the Austrian-based communications agency The Skills Group. Our services are focused on decision makers in companies, public institutions, NGO and media in Europe and the Arab world.

The Skills Group (also visit our corporate site, founded 1984, is one of the leading and most-awarded Austrian PR & communications agencies. With our new academy, we offer cutting-edge management trainings, seminars and coaching on business strategies, public relations and communication issues.

Our inter-cultural consultancy team is the first choice, when it comes to the new challenges brought up by the recent changes in the Arab World, facing also a completely new media environment.

With The Skills Academy, we develop for our clients tailor-made workshops, coaching and training activities according to their individual communication needs and industry backgrounds.

Next to individual consulting, we also offer a set of pre-designed, successful seminars and workshops for groups on common communication issues, which are cross-industry relevant for managers and their teams.

Examples are:

  • What is Public Relations? – How strategic communications planning shapes the reputation of your company, institution or brand.
  • Crisis prevention and crisis communications. Develop an effective crisis communication plan.
  • On-site Crisis training
  • Media and interview training. How to get your message across.
  • Social media are here – and what now? How social media are changing your communications environment.
  • Development of Social Media strategies and user guidelines for employees of private companies, public institutions and NGOs.
  • Inter-cultural communications: How to successfully communicate in a cross-cultural business world.

Find some examples of our workshop offers here.

All our trainers are communications experts with many years of consulting and/or management experience working for leading international companies, NGOs, media and public institutions.

As part of our corporate social engagement, we organise together with institutional partners, training courses and study tours for journalists of Arab world countries for free.

Our industry references cover World and European market leaders from following practice areas:

We are quality-certified according to the international Consultancy Management Standard – CMS and a founding member of PRQualityAustria.

As an affiliate of Fleishman-Hillard International Communications, we have access to industry experts from over 80 offices all over the world.

Mr. Gangoly (mid-left) und Dr. Ibrahim (mid-right) received the 2013 PR Reports Award in Berlin

Mr. Gangoly (mid-left) und Dr. Ibrahim (mid-right) received the 2013 PR Report Award in Berlin

Please, contact us to get a more detailed overview about what we can do for you!




Trainers / Senior Consultants

All our trainers are communications experts with many years of consulting and/or management experience in working for leading international companies and public institutions.

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Besides the long-standing loyalty of our clients, our work has been rewarded with the following prizes: 2015 Winner - Global PR Award – World’s best CSR campaign (ICCO) 2014 Winner - 1st Place at ”International German PR Award” 2013 Winner – PR Report Award – CSR with Journalism & Democracy 2012 Finalist German PR Report Award – CSR …

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