Communications Workshops

COMMUNICATIONS PROGRAM WORKSHOPS - SPRING 2018

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*

Monday, February 5
1:15pm-2:30pm, David T. Ellwood Democracy Lab, Rubenstein Building, Room 414A
Lauren Brodsky, HKS Lecturer in Public Policy
Writing Workshop: “How to Write a Policy Memo”

Tuesday, February 6
2:45pm-4:00pm, David T. Ellwood Democracy Lab, Rubenstein Building, Room 414A
Holly Weeks, HKS Adjunct Lecturer in Public Policy
Public Speaking Workshop: “Creating Your Speaker Persona”

POSTPONED - Thursday, February 8
2:45pm-4:00pm, David T. Ellwood Democracy Lab, Rubenstein Building, Room 414A
Morgan McVicar, HKS MC/MPA 2003 & Writing Consultant
Writing Workshop: “The Executive Summary for Briefing Books”

Monday, February 12
4:15pm-5:30pm, Carr Conference Room, Belfer Building, Room 229
Greg Harris, HKS Adjunct Lecturer in Public Policy and Writing Consultant
Writing Workshop: “How to Be a Productive Writer”


Tuesday, February 13
2:45pm-4:00pm, David T. Ellwood Democracy Lab, Rubenstein Building, Room 414A
Holly Weeks, HKS Adjunct Lecturer in Public Policy
Public Speaking Workshop: “How to Deal with a Hostile Audience”

POSTPONEDThursday, February 15
11:45am-1:00pm, Fainsod Room, Littauer Building, Room 324
Ken Gagne, Technical Account Engineer, Automattic
Digital Communications Workshop: “How to Launch Your Own Website Using Wordpress”

CANCELED Thursday, February 15
2:45pm-4:00pm, Fainsod Room, Littauer Building, Room 324
Morgan McVicar, HKS MC/MPA 2003 & Writing Consultant
Writing Workshop: 
“The Executive Summary for Briefing Books”

Tuesday, February 20
2:45pm-4:00pm, David T. Ellwood Democracy Lab, Rubenstein Building, Room 414AB
Jelani Cobb, A.M. Rosenthal Writer-in-Residence, Shorenstein Center; Ira A. Lipman Professor of Journalism, Columbia University, and staff writer for The New Yorker
Writing Workshop: “Writing the Opinion Column – Part 1: The Elements of Writing and Thinking Clearly”
Co-sponsored with the Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics and the Press

Wednesday, February 21
1:15pm-2:30pm, Fainsod Room, Littauer Building, Room 324
Mimi Goss, President, Mimi Goss Communications, Inc.
Public Speaking Workshop: “What is Your One Sentence”
"What Is Your One Sentence”® is a registered trademark of Mimi Goss Communications, Inc."

Thursday, February 22
11:45am-1:00pm, David T. Ellwood Democracy Lab, Rubenstein Building, Room 414A
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”

CANCELED 2:45pm-4:00pm, David T. Ellwood Democracy Lab, Rubenstein Building, Room 414A
Morgan McVicar, HKS MC/MPA 2003 & Writing Consultant
Writing Workshop: “Writing and Pitching Op-Eds”

Monday, February 26
1:15pm-2:30pm, David T. Ellwood Democracy Lab, Rubenstein Building, Room 414A
Eugene Scott, Political Reporter, The Washington Post and Harvard Kennedy School Alum
Writing Workshop, “How to Talk Politics and Policy to the Press: 10 Things you Need to Know”

4:15pm-5:30pm, Carr Conference Room, Belfer Building, Room 229
Greg Harris, HKS Adjunct Lecturer in Public Policy and Writing Consultant
Writing Workshop: “Style Secrets of The New Yorker and Other Popular Magazines”


Tuesday, February 27
11:45am-1:00pm, David T. Ellwood Democracy Lab, Rubenstein Building, Room 414A
Miller Nuttle, HKS MPA Candidate, former deputy director of Bike Austin, Emily Rueb, Nieman Fellow, reporter for The New York Times, and Lauren N. Williams, Nieman Fellow, features editor for Essence.
Communications Workshop: “Working Well with Journalists: We’re People Too”

2:45pm-4:00pm, David T. Ellwood Democracy Lab, Rubenstein Building, Room 414A
Holly Weeks, HKS Adjunct Lecturer in Public Policy
Public Speaking Workshop: “User-Friendly Speech Frameworks”

CANCELED Wednesday, February 28
4:15pm-5:30pm, Carr Conference Room, Rubenstein Building, Room 229
Morgan McVicar, HKS MC/MPA 2003 & Writing Consultant
Writing Workshop: “How To Revise”


CANCELED Thursday, March 1
2:45pm-4:00pm, David T. Ellwood Democracy Lab, Rubenstein Building, Room 414A
Morgan McVicar, HKS MC/MPA 2003 & Writing Consultant
Writing Workshop: “Writing the Personal Essay”

Monday, March 5
1:15pm-2:30pm, David T. Ellwood Democracy Lab, Rubenstein Building, Room 414A
Andrew Burness, HKS Adjunct Lecturer in Public Policy
Communications Workshop: Communications for Policy Impact: Leaders as Change-Makers”

Tuesday, March 6
11:45am-1:00pm, Wexner Conference Room, Wexner Building, Room 434B
Greg Harris, HKS Adjunct Lecturer in Public Policy and Writing Consultant
Writing Workshop: “Storytelling as a Tool for Change”

2:45pm-4:00pm, Wexner Conference Room, Wexner Building, Room 434B
Holly Weeks, HKS Adjunct Lecturer in Public Policy
Public Speaking Workshop: “Delivering Bad News”

Wednesday, March 7
1:15pm-2:30pm, Fainsod Room, Littauer Building, Room 324
L. 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"

 

Thursday, March 8
11:45am-1:00pm, Wexner Conference Room, Wexner Building, Room 434B
John Guilfoil, Adjunct Professor of Journalism, Northeastern University, Principal, John Guilfoil PR, LLC
Communications Workshop: "Developing a Public Relations Plan for Your Non-Profit"


2:45pm-4:00pm, Wexner Conference Room, Wexner Building, Room 434AB
Jelani Cobb, A.M. Rosenthal Writer-in-Residence, Shorenstein Center; Ira A. Lipman Professor of Journalism, Columbia University, and staff writer for The New Yorker
Writing Workshop: “Writing the Opinion Column – Part 2: Reported Commentary”
Co-sponsored with the Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics and the Press


Monday, March 19
1:15pm-2:30m, David T. Ellwood Democracy Lab, Rubenstein Building, Room 414AB
Jelani Cobb, A.M. Rosenthal Writer-in-Residence, Shorenstein Center; Ira A. Lipman Professor of Journalism, Columbia University, and staff writer for The New Yorker
Writing Workshop: “Writing the Opinion Column – Part 3: Opening and Closing Arguments”
Co-sponsored with the Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics and the Press

Tuesday, March 20
11:45am-1:00pm, Wexner Conference Room, Wexner Building, Room 434B
Greg Harris, HKS Adjunct Lecturer in Public Policy and Writing Consultant
Writing Workshop: “How to Write a Book Proposal”


Wednesday, March 21
1:15pm-2:30pm, Bell Hall, Belfer Building, Fifth Floor
Lauren Brodsky, HKS Lecturer in Public Policy
Writing Workshop, “Writing about Foreign Policy”

Thursday, March 22
2:45pm-4:00pm, David T. Ellwood Democracy Lab, Rubenstein Building, Room 414A
Ken Gagne, Technical Account Engineer, Automattic
Digital Communications Workshop: “How to Launch Your Own Website Using WordPress”

Monday, March 26
1:15pm-2:30pm, David T. Ellwood Democracy Lab, Rubenstein Building, Room 414A
Sushma Raman, Executive Director, Carr Center for Human Rights Policy
Writing Workshop: “How to Write a Strategic Plan”

Thursday, March 29
11:45am-1:00pm
Ken Gagne, Technical Account Engineer, Automattic
Digital Communications Workshops: “Make Your Voice Heard: An Introduction to Hosting Your Own Podcast”
*Space is limited to HKS students only. Reservations are required.

Monday, April 2
1:15pm-2:30pm, David T. Ellwood Democracy Lab, Rubenstein Building, Room 414A
John Wihbey, Assistant Professor of Journalism, Northeastern University
Digital Communications Workshop: “Data Storytelling for Policy Makers”

Tuesday, April 3
11:45am-1:00pm, David T. Ellwood Democracy Lab, Rubenstein Building, Room 414A
Allison Shapira, HKS Adjunct Lecturer in Public Policy, MC/MPA 2010, CEO and Founder, Global Public Speaking
Public Speaking Workshop: “Strengthen Your Voice and Calm Your Nerves: A Breathing Workshop”

Wednesday, April 4
1:15pm-2:30pm, Bell Hall, Belfer Building, Fifth Floor
Jelani Cobb, A.M. Rosenthal Writer-in-Residence, Shorenstein Center; Ira A. Lipman Professor of Journalism, Columbia University, and staff writer for The New Yorker
Writing Workshop: “Writing the Opinion Column – Part 4: Criticism and Reviews as Commentary”

Co-sponsored with the Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics and the Press

Monday, April 9
1:15pm-2:30pm, David T. Ellwood Democracy Lab, Rubenstein Building, Room 414A
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, April 10
11:45am-1:00pm, David T. Ellwood Democracy Lab, Rubenstein Building, Room 414A
Rachel Hanfling, TV Producer, Media Consultant
Public Speaking Workshop: “Becoming a Media Magnet”

Wednesday, April 11
1:15pm-2:30pm, Wexner Conference Room, Wexner Building, Room 434B
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”

Thursday, April 12
11:45am-1:00pm, David T. Ellwood Democracy Lab, Rubenstein Building, Room 414A
John Guilfoil, Adjunct Professor of Journalism, Northeastern University, Principal, John Guilfoil PR, LLC
Communications Workshop: "How to Manage Your Message in a Crisis"

2:45pm-4:00pm, Fainsod Room, Littauer Building, Room 324
Jennifer Doody, Instructor in Public Speaking, Bok Center for Teaching & Learning, Harvard University; and President of World Class Words
Public Speaking Workshop: The Power of Being Present: Managing Anxiety, Reading the Room, and Staying Calm Under Pressure

HKS Communications Program | Belfer Building, Room 207 | 617-495-1329