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”

Monday, February 12
4:15pm-5:30pm, Carr Conference Room, Rubenstein 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”

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”

Monday, February 26
1:15pm-2:30pm, David T. Ellwood Democracy Lab, Rubenstein Building, Room 414A
Eugene Scott, Political Reporter, The Washington Post, HKS MC/MPA 2015
Writing Workshop, “How to Talk Politics and Policy to the Press: 10 Things you Need to Know”

4:15pm-5:30pm, David T. Ellwood Democracy Lab, Rubenstein Building, Room 414A
Greg Harris, HKS Adjunct Lecturer in Public Policy and Writing Consultant
Writing Workshop: “Style Secrets of The New Yorker and Other Popular Magazines”


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”

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


Tuesday, March 6
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


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, Wexner Building, Room 434B
Sushma Raman, Executive Director, Carr Center for Human Rights Policy
Writing Workshop: “How to Write a Strategic Plan”

4:15pm-5:30m, 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


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.

2:45pm-4:00pm, David T. Ellwood Democracy Lab, Rubenstein Building, Room 414A
Scott Jennings, Fellow, Harvard Institute of Politics, CNN contributor, founding partner, RunSwitch PR
Communications Workshop: "IMPRESS YOUR BOSS: The Secret Sauce Behind Impactful Press Releases, Talking Points, and Foundational Communications Documents"

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”

4:15pm-5:30pm, Fainsod Room, Littauer Building, Room 324
Scott Jennings, Fellow, Harvard Institute of Politics, CNN contributor, founding partner, RunSwitch PR
Communications Workshop: "How to Make Better Arguments: Don't Make the Same Argument Everyone Else is Making including in your Op-eds."

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”

Thursday, April 5
2:45pm-4:00pm, Fainsod Room, Littauer Building, Room 324
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
4:15pm-5:30pm, Carr Conference Room, Rubenstein Building, Room 229
Greg Harris, HKS Adjunct Lecturer in Public Policy and Writing Consultant
Writing Workshop: “How to Write a Winning Book Proposal”

 

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: Getting Your Message Out”

2:45pm-4:00pm, David T. Ellwood Democracy Lab, Rubenstein Building, Room 414A
John Guilfoil, Adjunct Professor of Journalism, Northeastern University, Principal, John Guilfoil PR, LLC
Communications Workshop: "Developing a Public Relations Plan for Your Non-Profit"

 

4:15pm-5:30pm, Kahn Classroom, Littauer Building, Room 382
Greg Harris, HKS Adjunct Lecturer in Public Policy and Writing Consultant
Writing Workshop: “Storytelling as a Tool for Change”

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”

4:15pm-5:30pm, Carr Conference Room, Rubenstein Building, Room 229
Ruma Samdani, HKS MC/MPA 2012, Innovation & Design Thinking Practitioner
Communications Workshop: Personal Branding for Young to Mid-Career Professionals

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

Monday, April 23
1:15pm-2:30pm, Cason Conference Room, Taubman Building, Room 102
Stephen Krupin, HKS Adjunct Lecturer; Managing Director & Director of Executive Communications, SKDKnickerbocker; former Senior Speechwriter to President Obama
Writing Workshop: “They Call It “Delivering” a Speech for a Reason: Here’s How to Bring It”

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