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*

Fall 2018

SEPTEMBER


Monday, September 10
1:15pm-2:30pm, Rubenstein Building, Room R414AB

Alex Green, HKS MC/MPA 2015, Researcher and Writer at Harvard Program on Negotiation
Writing Workshop: "Writing Opinion Columns for Another Day: Crafting Good Arguments in Advance of Unforeseen Events"


Tuesday, September 11
1:15pm-2:30pm, Bell Hall, Belfer Building, 5th floor
Marie Danziger, former HKS Lecturer in Public Policy
Public Speaking Workshop: “Five Secrets of Powerful Communicators”


Wednesday, September 12
4:15pm-5:30pm, Fainsod Room, Littauer Building, Room 324
Greg Harris, HKS Adjunct Lecturer in Public Policy and Writing Consultant
Writing Workshop: “How to Become a Better Writer”


Tuesday, September 18
2:45pm-4:00pm, Rubenstein Building, Room 414B
Holly Weeks, HKS Adjunct Lecturer in Public Policy
Public Speaking Workshop: “Introduction to Public Speaking”


Wednesday, September 19
1:15pm-2:30pm, Fainsod Room, Littauer Building, Room 324
Mimi Goss, President, Mimi Goss Communications
Public Speaking Workshop: “The Elevator Speech for Policy Makers”


Thursday, September 20
4:15pm-5:30pm, Bell Hall, Belfer Building, 5th floor
John Wihbey, Assistant Professor of Journalism, Northeastern University
Digital Communications Workshop: “Data Storytelling for Policy Makers”


Tuesday, September 25
2:45pm-4:00pm, Rubenstein Building, Room 414B
Holly Weeks, HKS Adjunct Lecturer in Public Policy
Public Speaking Workshop: “Delivering Bad News Well”


Wednesday, September 26
1:15pm-2:30pm, Fainsod Room, Littauer Building Room 324
Lauren Brodsky, HKS Lecturer in Public Policy
Writing Workshop: “How to Write a Policy Memo”


Thursday, September 27
4:15pm-5:30pm, Fainsod Room, Littauer Building, Room 324
Dan Kennedy, Associate Professor, Northeastern University, School of Journalism
Digital Communications Workshop: “Blog Like a Journalist: Establishing Your Voice in the Digital Age”


OCTOBER


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


Wednesday, October 3
4:15pm-5:30pm, Fainsod Room, Littauer Building, Room 324
Greg Harris, HKS Adjunct Lecturer in Public Policy and Writing Consultant
Writing Workshop: “How to Edit Your Own Work and Others' Work"


Thursday, October 4
4:15pm-5:30pm, Fainsod Room, Littauer Building, Room 324

Greg Harris, HKS Adjunct Lecturer in Public Policy and Writing Consultant
Writing Workshop: “Storytelling as a Tool for Change”


Wednesday, October 10
1:15pm-2:30pm, Fainsod Room, Littauer Building, Room 324

Mimi Goss, President, Mimi Goss Communications
Public Speaking Workshop:
“Free Your True Voice: Speaking Authentically within an Organization”

 

Thursday, October 11
4:15pm-5:30pm, Fainsod Room, Littauer Building, Room 324
John Guilfoil, Principal, John Guilfoil, PR, LLC., Adjunct Professor of Journalism, Northeastern University

Communications Workshop: “Developing a Public Relations Plan for Your Non-Profit”


Tuesday, October 16
2:45pm-4:00pm, Rubenstein Building, Room 414AB
Holly Weeks, HKS Adjunct Lecturer in Public Policy
Public Speaking Workshop: “Dealing with a Hostile Audience”


Wednesday, October 17
1:15pm-2:30pm, Fainsod Room, Littauer Building, Room 324

Terri Trespicio, writer, branding consultant, coach and TEDx speaker
Public Speaking Workshop: “Stand Up: How to Advocate for Your Ideas, Compel and Audience, and Make Them Laugh (even if you’re not funny.)


4:15pm-5:30pm, Fainsod Room, Littauer Building, Room 324
Ken Gagne, Technical Account Engineer, Automattic

Digital Communications Workshop: “How to Create Your Own Website Using WordPress”

 

Thursday, October 18
4:15pm-5:30pm, Fainsod Room, Littauer Building, Room 324
Eugene Kogan, Research Director, American Secretaries of State Project, HKS Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs
Communications Workshop:  Listening: The Secret Key to Successful Communications

 

Tuesday, October 23
1:15pm-2:30pm, Bell Hall, Belfer Building, 5th floor

Timothy McCarthy, HKS Adjunct Lecturer in Public Policy
Writing Workshop: “Contentious Communication: How to Talk About ‘Hot’ Topics without Getting Heated”


Wednesday, October 24
4:15pm-5:30pm, Fainsod Room, Littauer Building, Room 324
Ken Gagne, Technical Account Engineer, Automattic
Digital Communications Workshop: “Crowdfunding: Kickstarting Your Enterprise or Non-profit Through Online Fundraising”


Tuesday, October 30
1:15pm-2:30pm, Bell Hall, Belfer Building, 5th floor
Andrew Burness, HKS Adjunct Lecturer in Public Policy, President, Burness Communications
Communications Workshop:" Communications for Policy Impact: Leaders as Change-Makers”


Wednesday, October 31
4:15pm-5:30pm, Fainsod Room, Littauer Building, Room 324

Greg Harris, HKS Adjunct Lecturer in Public Policy and Writing Consultant
Writing Workshop: “How to Pitch a Journal Article”


NOVEMBER

Thursday, November 1
4:15pm-5:30pm, Fainsod Room, Littauer Building, Room 324
John Guilfoil, Principal, John Guilfoil, PR, LLC., Adjunct Professor of Journalism, Northeastern University

Communications Workshop: “How to Manage Your Message in a Crisis”


Friday, November 2
2:00pm-4:00pm, Hauser Conference Room, Belfer Building, Room 4

Michael Sheridan, Founder and Director, Community Supported Film and SheridanWorks Productions,
Charles Mann, development economist and Catherine Rielly, Executive Director of Rubia
Digital Communications Workshop: “Powerful Storytelling with a Video Camera: Part 1 – Basic Principles”


Tuesday, November 6
1:15pm-2:30pm, Bell Hall, Belfer Building, 5th Floor
Marie Danziger, former HKS Lecturer in Public Policy

Writing Workshop: "Writing Longer Papers"


Wednesday, November 7
4:15pm-5:30pm, Fainsod Room, Littauer Building, Room 324

Candace Bertotti, HKS Adjunct Lecturer in Public Policy, President, Candid Communications
Communications Workshop: “Crucial Conversations: Tools for Talking about Tough Things”


Thursday, November 8
4:15pm-5:30pm, Fainsod Room, Littauer Building, Room 324

Candace Bertotti, HKS Adjunct Lecturer in Public Policy; President, Candid Communications
Communications Workshop: “The Business of Public Speaking”

 

Friday, November 9
2:00pm-4:00pm, Hauser Conference Room, Belfer Building, Room 4

Michael Sheridan, Founder and Director, Community Supported Film and SheridanWorks Productions,
Charles Mann, development economist and Catherine Rielly, Executive Director of Rubia
Digital Communications Workshop: “Powerful Storytelling with a Video Camera: Part 2 – From Principle to Practice”



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