Communications Workshops

COMMUNICATIONS WORKSHOPS – FALL 2017

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

All are Welcome!

Monday, September 11
4:15pm-5:30pm, Faculty Dining Room, Littauer Building, Room 163
Dan Kennedy, Associate Professor, Northeastern University, School of Journalism
Digital Communications Workshop: “Blog Like a Journalist: Establishing Your Voice in the Digital Age”

Tuesday, September 12
2:45pm-4:00pm, One Brattle Street, Room 401
Holly Weeks, HKS Adjunct Lecturer in Public Policy
Public Speaking Workshop: “Introduction to Public Speaking”

Wednesday, September 13
1:15pm-2:30pm, 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”

Thursday, September 14
4:15pm-5:30pm, Student Lounge Conference Room, Taubman Building, Room 202
Morgan McVicar, HKS Writing Consultant, HKS MC/MPA 2003
Writing Workshop: “Writing to Persuade (Op-Ed)”

Monday, September 18
4:15pm-5:30pm, Faculty Dining Room, Littauer Building, Room 163
Alexandria Marzano-Lesnevich, HKS Adjunct Lecturer in Public Policy
Writing Workshop: “How to Revise”

Tuesday, September 19
Holly Weeks, HKS Adjunct Lecturer in Public Policy
2:45pm-4:00pm, Student Lounge Conference Room, Taubman Building, Room 202
Public Speaking Workshop: “Delivering Bad News”

Wednesday, September 20
1:15pm-2:30pm, Darman Conference Room, Taubman Building, Room 135
Lauren Brodsky, HKS Lecturer in Public Policy
Writing Workshop: “How to Write a Policy Memo”

Thursday, September 21
4:15pm-5:30pm, Faculty Dining Room, Littauer Building, Room 163
Morgan McVicar, HKS Writing Consultant, HKS MC/MPA 2003
Writing Workshop: “The Executive Summary”

Friday, September 22
2:00pm-4:00pm, Fainsod Room, Littauer Building, Room 324
Michael Sheridandocumentary filmmaker, Charles Mann, development economist and Catherine Rielly, Executive Director of Rubia
Digital Communications Workshop: “Powerful Storytelling with a Video Camera: Part 1 – Basic Principles”

Monday, September 25
1:15pm-2:30pm, Darman Conference Room, Taubman Building, Room 135
Stephen Krupin, HKS Adjunct Lecturer in Public Policy, Former Senior Speechwriter to
President Obama

Writing Workshop: “They Call It “Delivering” a Speech for a Reason: Here’s How to Bring It”

4:15pm-5:30pm, Faculty Dining Room, Littauer Building, Room 163
John Wihbey, Assistant Professor of Journalism, Northeastern University
Digital Communications Workshop: “Data Storytelling for Policy Makers”

Tuesday, September 26
Doug Gavel and Katie Gibson, HKS Communications and Public Affairs
2:45pm-4:00pm Public Speaking Workshop: “On-Camera Interview Basics”
*Space is limited to HKS students only. Reservations are required.

Wednesday, September 27
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”

4:15pm-5:30pm, Fainsod Room, Littauer Building, Room 324
L. Alex Green, HKS MC/MPA 2015, Researcher and Writer at Harvard Program on Negotiations
Writing Workshop: "Writing Opinion Columns for Another Day: Crafting Good Arguments in Advance of Unforeseen Events"

Thursday, September 28
4:15pm-5:30pm, Student Lounge Conference Room, Taubman Building, Room 202
Morgan McVicar, HKS Writing Consultant, HKS MC/MPA 2003
Writing Workshop: “Writing White Papers”

Friday, September 29
2:00pm-4:00pm, Fainsod Room, Littauer Building, Room 324
Michael Sheridandocumentary filmmaker, 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”

Monday, October 2
1:15pm-2:30pm, Darman Conference Room, Taubman Building, Room 135
Stephen Krupin, HKS Adjunct Lecturer in Public Policy, Former Senior Speechwriter to
President Obama

Writing Workshop: “They Call It “Delivering” a Speech for a Reason: Here’s How to Bring It”

Tuesday, October 3
Irit Tamir, Advocacy Manager, Private Sector Department, Oxfam
11:45am-1:00pm, Bell Hall, Belfer Building, 5th Floor
Digital Communications Workshop: “Online Advocacy”

Holly Weeks, HKS Adjunct Lecturer in Public Policy
4:15pm-5:30pm, Student Lounge Conference Room, Taubman Building, Room 202
Public Speaking Workshop: “Not Speaking in Class?”

Wednesday, October 4
1:15pm-2:30pm, 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”

Thursday, October 5
4:15pm-5:30pm, Bell Hall, Belfer Building, Fifth Floor
Morgan McVicar, HKS Writing Consultant, HKS MC/MPA 2003
Writing Workshop: “The Personal Essay”

Tuesday, October 10
Holly Weeks, HKS Adjunct Lecturer in Public Policy
4:15pm-5:30pm, Student Lounge Conference Room, Taubman Building, Room 202
Public Speaking Workshop: “Dealing with a Hostile Audience”

Wednesday, October 11
1:15pm-2:30pm, 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”

Tuesday, October 17
11:45am-1:00pm, Littauer Building, Room 230
Ken Gagne, Web Producer, MIT Medical
Digital Communications Workshop: “Crowdfunding: Kickstarting Your Enterprise or Non-profit Through Online Fundraising”

Wednesday, October 18
1:15pm-2:30pm, 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”

Tuesday, October 24
11:45am-1:00pm, Bell Hall, Belfer Building, Fifth Floor
Timothy McCarthyHKS Adjunct Lecturer in Public Policy
Writing Workshop: “Contentious Communication: How to Talk About ‘Hot’ Topics Without Getting Heated”

Wednesday, October 25
Doug Gavel and Katie Gibson, HKS Communications and Public Affairs
11:45am-1:00pm, Public Speaking Workshop: “On-Camera Interview Basics”
*Space is limited to HKS students only. Reservations are required.

1:15pm-2:30pm, Fainsod Room, Littauer Building, Room 324
Robin JohnsonAcademic Counselor, The Bureau of Study Counsel, Harvard University
Communications Workshop: "How to Overcome Procrastination"

Monday, October 30
4:15pm-5:30pm, HKS Computer Lab, T-G-41
Ken Gagne, Web Producer, MIT Medical
Digital Communications Workshops: “Make Your Voice Heard: An Introduction to Hosting Your Own Podcast”

Tuesday, October 31
11:45am-1:00pm, Allison Dining Room, Taubman Building, 5th Floor, Room 520

Marie Danziger, HKS Lecturer in Public Policy
Writing Workshop: "Writing Longer Papers"

 

Wednesday, November 1
1:15pm-2:30pm, Fainsod Room, Littauer Building, Room 324
John GuilfoilAdjunct Professor of Journalism, Northeastern University,
Principal, John Guilfoil Public Relations, LLC

Communications Workshop: "How to Manage Your Message in Crisis"

Tuesday, November 7
11:45am-1:00pm, Hauser Conference Room, Belfer Building, Room 4
Pete WilsonPress Secretary, Office of Senate President, Stan Rosenberg
Communications Workshop: "How to Give a Successful Press Conference"

Wednesday, November 8
1:15pm-2:30pm, Fainsod Room, Littauer Building, Room 324
Mimi Goss, President, Mimi Goss Communications
Public Speaking Workshop: “Working with the Media: News Conferences and Public Presentations

 

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