Communications Program Workshops

This schedule may be updated throughout the semester. More detailed descriptions of individual workshops will be available on HKS Today prior to each workshop.

*Open to All - except where noted otherwise*

Spring 2019

February

Monday, February 11
1:15pm-2:30pm, Rubenstein Building, Room 414A
Lauren Brodsky, HKS Lecturer in Public Policy
Writing Workshop: “How to Write a Policy Memo”

Tuesday, February 12
2:45pm-4:00pm, Rubenstein Building, Room 414A
Holly Weeks, HKS Adjunct Lecturer in Public Policy
Public Speaking Workshop: “Not Speaking in Class?”

Wednesday, February 13
NEW TIME AND LOCATION!
1:15pm-2:30pm, Fainsod Room, Littauer Building, Room 324

Mimi Goss, President, Mimi Goss Communications, Inc.
Public Speaking Workshop: “Elevator Speech for Policy Makers”

4:15pm-5:30pm, Darman Seminar Room, Taubman Building, Room 135
Greg Harris, HKS Adjunct Lecturer in Public Policy and Writing Consultant
Writing Workshop: “How to Be a Productive Writer”

Friday, February 15
11:30am-1:00pm, Malkin Penthouse, Littauer Building, 4th Floor
Steve Jarding, HKS Lecturer in Public Policy
Public Speaking Workshop: “Learn Best Practices of Public Speaking”
RSVP REQUIRED. https://goo.gl/forms/qagmnxKsg6sTplYo1

Tuesday, February 19
2:45pm-4:00pm, Rubenstein Building, Room 414A
Holly Weeks, HKS Adjunct Lecturer in Public Policy
Public Speaking Workshop: “Creating Your Speaker Persona”

Wednesday, February 20
1:15pm-2:30pm, Fainsod Room, Littauer Building, Room 324
Jess Cohen-Tanugi, Visualization Specialist, Harvard Libraries
Digital Communications Workshop: “Design Principles for Data Visualization”

* SPACE IS LIMITED. Registration required. Open to HKS students only. Register by emailing alison_kommer@hks.harvard.edu

Monday, February 25
1:15pm-2:30pm, Rubenstein Building, 414A
Ken Gagne, Technical Account Engineer, Automattic
Digital Communications Workshop: “
Finding and Interviewing Podcast Guests

4:15pm-5:30pm, Rubenstein Building, Room 414A
Greg Harris, HKS Adjunct Lecturer in Public Policy and Writing Consultant
Writing Workshop: “How to Pitch a Journal Article”

Tuesday, February 26
2:45pm-4:00pm, Rubenstein Building, Room 414A
Holly Weeks, HKS Adjunct Lecturer in Public Policy
Public Speaking Workshop: “How to Deal with a Hostile Audience”

Wednesday, February 27
4:15pm-5:30pm, Darman Seminar Room, Taubman Building, Room 135
Alex GreenHKS MC/MPA 2015, Researcher and Writer at Harvard Program on Negotiation
Writing Workshop: “CALL TO ACTION: Writing Op-eds that Inspire Change”

Thursday, February 28
11:45am-1:00pm, Bell Hall, Belfer Building, 5th Floor
Adam Stumacher, Author and Educator
Writing Workshop: “Crafting Opinion Columns from Personal Experience”

MARCH

Monday, March 4
11:45am-1:00pm, Hauser Conference Room, Belfer Building, Room 4 (across from Weil Town Hall)
Jenny Li Fowler, Manager of Social Media Strategies, MIT Office of Communications
Digital Communications Workshop: Best Practices for Using Social Media: Q & A with Jenny Li Fowler

Tuesday, March 5
2:45pm-4:00pm, Darman Seminar Room, Taubman Building, Room 135
Holly Weeks, HKS Adjunct Lecturer in Public Policy
Public Speaking Workshop: “User-Friendly Speech Frameworks”

Wednesday, March 6
1:15pm-2:30pm, Fainsod Room, Littauer Building, Room 324
Mimi Goss,
President, Mimi Goss Communications, Inc.
Public Speaking Workshop: “Free Your True Voice: Speaking Authentically Within an Organization”

4:15pm-5:30pm, Darman Seminar Room, Taubman Building, Room 135
Jakob Ullegaard, HKS MC/MPA 2019, former Executive Director of Danish Shipping
Communications Workshop: “Lobbyism and Communication: Finding the Right Combination to Win”

Friday, March 8
11:30am-1:00pm, Wexner Building, Room 434B

Timothy McCarthy, HKS Adjunct Lecturer
Public Speaking Workshop: "How to Deal with Difficult Questions"

Co-sponsored by the HKS Public Speaking Club - Food and Drinks Provided.

Monday, March 11
1:15pm-2:30pm, Location will be emailed ro registrants
Ken Gagne, Technical Account Engineer, Automattic
Digital Communications Workshop: “How to Host and Edit Your Own Podcast"

*Space is limited to HKS students only. Registration is required by emailing alison_kommer@hks.harvard.edu

Tuesday, March 12
2:45pm-4:00pm, Darman Seminar Room, Taubman Building, Room 135
Holly Weeks, HKS Adjunct Lecturer in Public Policy
Public Speaking Workshop: “Not Speaking in Class”


Wednesday, March 13
4:15pm-5:30pm, Darman Seminar Room, Taubman Building, Room 135
Yael Bar-tur, HKS MPP 2012, Director of Social Media and Digital Strategy, New York City Police Department
Digital Communications Workshop: “How Government Agencies Can Use Social Media”

Thursday, March 14
11:45am-1:00pm, Wexner Building, Room 434AB
Jenn Jortner Cassidy, Customer Success Manager, LinkedIn Learning & Lynda.com
Digital Communications Workshop: “Rock Your LinkedIn Profile”
* If you have any questions or curiosities about LinkedIn that you would like addressed at the workshop, please fill out this short questionnaire beforehand.

APRIL

Wednesday, April 3
1:15pm-2:30pm, Fainsod Room, Littauer Building, Room 324
Gene Kimmelman, Shorenstein Center Fellow, President & CEO, Public Knowledge
Communications Workshop: “Making the Change You Believe In: A Career in Public Interest Advocacy”

4:15pm-5:30pm, Darman Seminar Room, Taubman Building, Room 135
Greg Harris, HKS Adjunct Lecturer in Public Policy and Writing Consultant
Writing Workshop: “Storytelling as a Tool for Change”

Thursday, April 4
1:15pm-2:30pm, Weil Town Hall, Belfer Building, Lobby, Room 1
Gene Kimmelman, Shorenstein Center Fellow, President & CEO, Public Knowledge
Communications Workshop: “Testifying Before Congress: What Does it Take to Make them Listen?”

Monday, April 8
11:45am-1:00pm, Hauser Conference Room, Belfer Building, Room 4 (across from Weil Town Hall)
John Guilfoil, Adjunct Professor of Journalism, Northeastern University, Principal, John Guilfoil PR, LLC
Communications Workshop: “How to Manage Your Message in a Crisis


Tuesday, April 9
1:15pm-2:30pm, Kahn Classroom, Littauer Building, Room 382
Allison Shapira, HKS Adjunct Lecturer in Public Policy, MC/MPA 2010, CEO and Founder, Global Public Speaking
Public Speaking Workshop: “Executive Presence: Speaking with Authenticity and Authority”

Wednesday, April 10
4:15pm-5:30pm, Darman Seminar Room, Taubman Building, Room 135
Greg Harris, HKS Adjunct Lecturer in Public Policy and Writing Consultant
Writing Workshop: “How to Write a Book Proposal”

Thursday, April 11
11:45am-1:00pm, Neustadt Room, Rubenstein Building, Ground Floor, Rm. 21
Robbin Chapman, PhD., HKS Associate Dean for Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging
Communications Workshop: “Outsmarting Imposter Syndrome”

Tuesday, April 16
11:45am-1:00pm, Bell Hall, Belfer Building, 5th Floor
John Wihbey, Assistant Professor of Journalism, Northeastern University
Digital Communications Workshop, “Data Storytelling for Policy Makers”


Wednesday, April 17
12:00pm-1:30pm, Bell Hall, Belfer Building, 5th Floor
Jon Haber, HKS Adjunct Lecturer In Public Policy,
President of Cascade Strategy, Inc.
Communications Workshop, “How to Communicate in a Crisis”
*Co-Sponsored with the HKS Public Speaking Club


Thursday, April 18
11:45am-1:00pm, Bell Hall, Belfer Building, 5th Floor
John Guilfoil, Adjunct Professor of Journalism, Northeastern University, Principal, John Guilfoil PR, LLC
Communications Workshop: “Social Media Basics for Government Employees”


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