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
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”

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
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 Pitch a Journal Article”

Thursday, February 21
11:45am-1:00pm, Wexner Building, Room 434AB
Mimi Goss,
President, Mimi Goss Communications, Inc.
Public Speaking Workshop: “Elevator Speech for Policy Makers”

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”

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

Tuesday, March 5
2:45pm-4:00pm, Wexner Building, Room 102
Holly Weeks, HKS Adjunct Lecturer in Public Policy
Public Speaking Workshop: “User-Friendly Speech Frameworks”

Thursday, March 7
11:45am-1:00pm, Wexner Building, Room 434AB
Mimi Goss,
President, Mimi Goss Communications, Inc.
Public Speaking Workshop: “Elevator Speech for Policy Makers”

APRIL

Wednesday, April 3
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”

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”

Monday, April 15
11:45am-1:00pm, Hauser Conference Room, Belfer Building, Room 4

John Guilfoil, Adjunct Professor of Journalism, Northeastern University, Principal, John Guilfoil PR, LLC
Communications Workshop: “How to Manager Your Message in a Crisis”


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 Visualization”


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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