Communications Workshops

Spring 2014

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

Tuesday, February 4
4:10pm-5:30pm, Land Hall, Belfer Building, Floor 4.5
David Gerzof Richard, Professor, Social Media & Marketing, Emerson College
Digital Communications Workshop: “Using Twitter Effectively”

Wednesday, February 5
10:10am-11:30am
Doug Gavel and Molly Lanzarotta, HKS Communications and Public Affairs
Public Speaking Workshop: “On-Camera Interview Basics”
*Space is limited to HKS students only. Reservations are required.

Thursday, February 6
11:40am-1:00pm, Weil Town Hall, Belfer Building, Lobby
Sushma Raman, HKS MC/MPA 2013, HKS Adjunct Lecturer in Public Policy
Writing Workshop: “The Executive Summary for White Papers and Briefing Books”

4:10pm-5:30pm, Taubman Building, Room 301
Diane McWhorter, Shorenstein Center, Rosenthal Writer-in-Residence
Writing Workshop: “Writing the Opinion Column – Part 1: Generating Ideas”

Tuesday, February 11
11:40am-1:00pm, Weil Town Hall, Belfer Building, Lobby
Mimi Goss, President, Mimi Goss Communications, Inc., HKS Exec. Ed Program instructor and author, What Is Your One Sentence? How to Be Heard in the Age of Short Attention Spans
Public Speaking Workshop: “What is Your One Sentence?®”

Wednesday, February 12
10:10am-11:30am, Weil Town Hall, Belfer Building, Lobby
Luci Herman, Lecturer in Writing and Rhetoric, Stanford Law School
Writing Workshop: “Style and Structure for White Papers, Briefing Books, SYPA’s and PAE’s”

2:40pm-4:00pm, Taubman Building, Room 102, WAPPP Cason Conference Room
Luci Herman, Lecturer in Writing and Rhetoric, Stanford Law School
Writing Workshop: “Advocacy Communications: Shaping Arguments to Move Audiences”

Thursday, February 13
11:40am-1:00pm, Weil Town Hall, Belfer Building, Lobby
Luci Herman, Lecturer in Writing and Rhetoric, Stanford Law School
Writing Workshop: “Framing for Politics and Policy

4:10pm-5:30pm, Taubman Building, Room 301
Diane McWhorter, Shorenstein Center, Rosenthal Writer-in-Residence
Writing Workshop: “Writing the Opinion Column – Part 2: Ledes, Billboards, and the Kicker”

Friday, February 14
2:10pm-4:00pm, RG-20, Rubenstein Building, Ground Floor
Michael Sheridan, independent filmmaker, Catherine Rielly, Executive Director of Rubia, and Charles Mann, founder, DevCom
Digital Communications Workshop: “Community Supported Filmmaking: From Afghanistan to Boston’s Immigrant Community”

Tuesday, February 18
11:40am-1:00pm, Weil Town Hall, Belfer Building, Lobby
Rachel Hanfling, TV Producer, Media Consultant
Public Speaking Workshop: “What You Need to Know before Going on TV”

Wednesday, February 19
1:10pm-2:30pm, Littauer Building, Room 382
Ken Gagne, Web Producer, MIT Medical
Digital Communications Workshop: “How to Launch Your Own Website Using WordPress”

Thursday, February 20
11:40am-1:00pm, Weil Town Hall, Belfer Building, Lobby
Madeline Snow, MPA 2001, Director of EMS Program, University of Massachusetts, Lowell
Public Speaking Workshop: “Making Meetings Matter”

4:10pm-5:30pm, Taubman Building, Room 301
Diane McWhorter, Shorenstein Center, Rosenthal Writer-in-Residence
Writing Workshop: “Writing the Opinion Column – Part 3: The Personal as the Political (or Cultural)”

Monday, February 24
10:10am-11:00am, Weil Town Hall, Belfer Building, Lobby
Madeline Snow, MPA 2001, Director of EMS Program, University of Massachusetts, Lowell
Digital Communications: “PowerPoint: Friend of Foe?”

Tuesday, February 25
4:10pm-5:30pm, Land Hall, Belfer Building, Floor 4.5
Greg Harris, HKS Adjunct Lecturer in Public Policy & Writing Consultant
Writing Workshop: “The Productive Writer”

Wednesday, February 26
1:10pm-2:30pm, Littauer Building, Room 382
Marie Danziger, HKS Lecturer in Public Policy
Public Speaking Workshop: “5 Secrets of Powerful Public Speakers”

Thursday, February 27
11:40am-1:00pm, Weil Town Hall, Belfer Building, Lobby
Morra Aarons-Mele, HKS MC/MPA 2008, Founder of Women Online
Digital Communications Workshop: “Using Social Media to Launch your Campaign or Organization”

4:10pm-5:30pm, Taubman Building, Room 301
Diane McWhorter, Shorenstein Center, Rosenthal Writer-in-Residence
Writing Workshop: “Writing the Opinion Column – Part 4: The Art Is In the Revision”

Friday, February 28
2:10pm-4:00pm, Weil Town Hall, Belfer Building, Lobby
Jamil Simon, President, Spectrum Media, and Charles Mann, founder, DevCom
Digital Communications Workshop: “Communication Strategies to Support Development and Projects”

Tuesday, March 4
11:40am-1:00pm, Weil Town Hall, Belfer Building, Lobby
Marie Danziger, HKS Lecturer in Public Policy
Public Speaking Workshop: “Mental Models for Public Speaking”

4:10pm-5:30pm, Land Hall, Belfer Building, Floor 4.5
Greg Harris, HKS Adjunct Lecturer in Public Policy & Writing Consultant
Writing Workshop: “Write and Publish Book Reviews”

Wednesday, March 5
1:10pm-2:30pm, Littauer Building, Room 382
Allison Shapira, HKS MC/MPA 2010, President, Global Public Speaking
Public Speaking Workshop: “Just Breathe! How to add power to your voice and calm your nerves when speaking in public”

Thursday, March 6
4:10pm-5:30pm, Taubman Building, Room 301
Morgan McVicar, HKS MC/MPA 2003 & Writing Consultant
Writing Workshop: “Writing and Pitching Op-eds”

Friday, March 7
2:10pm-4:00pm, Weil Town Hall, Belfer Building, Lobby
Franco Sacchi, documentary filmmaker, Charles Mann, founder, DevCom, and Catherine Rielly,
Executive Producer,
Rubia
Digital Communications Workshop: “DevCom goes to Nollywood”

Monday, March 24
2:40pm-4:00pm, Taubman Building, Room 275
Holly Weeks, HKS Adjunct Lecturer in Public Policy
Public Speaking Workshop: “The Good Opening (Sex, Beer and Rock & Roll)”

Tuesday, March 25
1:30pm-3:00pm
Doug Gavel and Molly Lanzarotta, HKS Communications and Public Affairs
Public Speaking Workshop: “On-Camera Interview Basics”
*Space is limited to HKS students only. Reservations are required.

4:10pm-5:30pm, Land Hall, Belfer Building, Floor 4.5
Greg Harris, HKS Adjunct Lecturer in Public Policy & Writing Consultant
Writing Workshop: “How to Pitch a Journal or Magazine Article”

Wednesday, March 26
2:40pm-4:00pm, Taubman Building, Room 275
Nicco Mele, HKS Adjunct Lecturer in Public Policy
Digital Communications Workshop: “How to Use Social Media Analytics”

Thursday, March 27
4:10pm-5:30pm, Taubman Building, Room 301
Morgan McVicar, MC/MPA 2003, Harvard Kennedy School Writing Consultant
Writing Workshop: “How to Revise”

Monday, March 31
2:40pm-4:00pm, Taubman Building, Room 275
Holly Weeks, HKS Adjunct Lecturer in Public Policy
Public Speaking Workshop: “User-Friendly Speech Frameworks”

Tuesday, April 1
4:10pm-5:30pm, Land Hall, Belfer Building, Floor 4.5
Greg Harris, HKS Adjunct Lecturer in Public Policy & Writing Consultant
Writing Workshop: “How to Write a Non-fiction Book Proposal”

Wednesday, April 2  *Postponed until Fall 2014*
1:10pm-2:30pm, Littauer Building, Room 382
Josh Stearns, Journalism and Public Media Campaign Director, FreePress.net
Digital Communications Workshop: “Strategic Social Media Tools for Public Engagement on Policy Debates”

Thursday, April 3
4:10pm-5:30pm, Taubman Building, Room 301
Morgan McVicar, HKS MC/MPA 2003 & Writing Consultant
Writing Workshop: “The Personal Essay”

Monday, April 7   *NEW
10:10am-11:30am, Weil Town Hall, Belfer Building, Lobby
Lauren Brodsky, Lecturer, International Affairs Program, Northeastern University
Writing Workshop: "Communicating on Behalf of Governments"

2:40pm-4:00pm, Taubman Building, Room 275
Holly Weeks, HKS Adjunct Lecturer in Public Policy
Public Speaking Workshop: “How to Deal with a Hostile Audience”

Tuesday, April 8

4:10pm-5:30pm, Land Hall, Belfer Building, 4th floor
Sushma Raman, HKS MC/MPA 2013, HKS Adjunct Lecturer in Public Policy
Writing Workshop: “How to Write a Strategic Plan”

Wednesday, April 9  *NEW
2:40pm-4:00pm, Taubman Building, Room 275
Courtney Cole, Lecturer, English and Media Studies, Bentley University
Writing and Public Speaking Workshop: “How to Use Evidence Effectively in Writing and Speaking: Identifying, Explaining, and Citing Compelling Evidence”

Thursday, April 10
11:40pm-1:00pm, Weil Town Hall, Belfer Building, Lobby
Morgan McVicar, HKS MC/MPA 2003 & Writing Consultant
Writing Workshop: “Interviewing Skills for PAEs and other Projects”

2:40pm-4:00pm, Taubman Building, Room 275  *NEW
Ben Ponder, Former lecturer at Northwestern University and CEO of Ponder Ventures
Public Speaking Workshop: “Now is the Time: Rhetorical Invention, Identity, and Crisis”

Monday, April 14 – *Postponed until Fall 2014*
2:40pm-4:00pm, Taubman Building, Room 275
Steven Strauss, HKS Adjunct Lecturer in Public Policy
Writing Workshop: “Policy Writing: Persuading Decision Makers to Act”

Tuesday, April 15
11:40am-1:00pm, Weil Town Hall, Belfer Building, Lobby
Holly Weeks, HKS Adjunct Lecturer in Public Policy
Public Speaking Workshop: “Creating Your Speaker Persona”  

Thursday, April 17
4:10pm-5:30pm, Taubman Building, Room 301
Michael Murphy, Adjunct Professor, Cambridge College
Business Communications Workshop: “Skills for Effective Business Communications” 

 

Fall 2013

Monday, September 16
4:10pm-5:30pm,Taubman Building, Room 275
David Gerzof Richard, Professor, Social Media & Marketing, Emerson College
Digital Communications Workshop: “Using Twitter Effectively”

Tuesday, September 17
4:10pm-5:30pm, Taubman Building, Room 275
Holly Weeks, HKS Adjunct Lecturer in Public Policy
Public Speaking Workshop: “Introduction to Public Speaking”

Thursday, September 19
10:10am-11:30am, Taubman Building, Room 275
Sushma Raman, HKS MC/MPA 2013, HKS Adjunct Lecturer in Public Policy
Writing Workshop: “How to Write a Policy Memo”

Monday, September 23
1:10pm-2:30, Littauer Building, Room 332
Marie Danziger, HKS Lecturer in Public Policy
Public Speaking Workshop: “The 5 Secrets of Powerful Public Speakers”

Wednesday, September 25
1:10pm-2:30pm, Littauer Building, Room 332
Steven Stark, Writer, Lawyer, Consultant and author of four books including
Writing to Win
Writing and Digital Communications Workshop: “Rules of Writing Email”

Thursday, September 26
2:30pm-4:00pm, Weil Town Hall, Belfer Building, Lobby
Jerry LansonAssociate Professor of Journalism, Emerson College,
Author of 
Writing for Others, Writing for Ourselves
Writing Workshop: “Organizing Your Writing Process”

Friday, September 27
2:00pm-4:00pm, Taubman Building, Room 275 *NEW LOCATION
Franco Sacchi, documentary filmmaker, Charles Mann, development economist
and Catherine Rielly, Executive Director of Rubia
Digital Communications Workshop: “Powerful Storytelling with a Video Camera: Part I – Basic Principles”

Tuesday, October 1
2:30pm-4:00pm, Weil Town Hall, Belfer Building, Lobby
Steven Strauss, HKS Adjunct Lecturer in Public Policy
Writing Workshop: “Writing White Papers for Impact”

Wednesday, October 2
4:10pm-5:30pm, Taubman Building, Room 275
Mimi Goss, President, Mimi Goss Communications, Inc., HKS Exec. Ed. Program Instructor, author, What is Your One Sentence? How to Be Heard in the Age of Short Attention Spans
Public Speaking Workshop: “Working with the Media: News Conferences and Public Presentations”

Thursday, October 3
10:10am-11:30am, Taubman Building, Room 275
Erin Sussman, Team Leader, Graphics, Bain & Company, Inc.
Digital Communications Workshop: “Effective PowerPoint Demonstrations”

1:10pm-2:30pm, Taubman Building, Room 275
Morgan McVicar, HKS MC/MPA 2003, HKS Writing Consultant
Writing Workshop: “Writing Op-Eds”

Friday, October 4
2:00pm-4:00pm, Taubman Building, Room 275
Franco Sacchi, documentary filmmaker, Charles Mann, development economist
and Catherine Rielly, Executive Director of Rubia
Digital Communications Workshop: “Powerful Storytelling with a Video Camera: Part 2 – From Principles into Practice”

Monday, October 7
10:10am-11:30am, Taubman Building, Room 275
Ian Palmquist, HKS MC/MPA 2012, Director of Regional and Program Support for Equality Federation
Public Speaking Workshop: “The Art of the Ask: Surefire Strategies for Effective Fundraising”

Tuesday, October 8
4:10pm-5:30pm, Location TBD
Holly Weeks, HKS Adjunct Lecturer in Public Policy
Public Speaking Workshop: “Not Speaking in Class?”

Wednesday, October 9
1:10pm-2:30pm, Littauer Building, Room 332
Greg Harris, HKS Adjunct Lecturer in Public Policy & Writing Consultant
Writing Workshop: “Writing for Policy Journals”

Thursday, October 10
10:10am-11:30am
Doug Gavel and Molly Lanzarotta, HKS Communications and Public Affairs
Public Speaking Workshop: “On-Camera Interview Basics”
*Space is limited to HKS students only.  Reservations are required.

1:10pm-2:30pm, Taubman Building, Room 275
Morgan McVicar, HKS MC/MPA 2003, HKS Writing Consultant
Writing Workshop: "Everything you Wanted to Know about Plagiarism”

Tuesday, October 15
10:10am-11:30am, Taubman Building, Room 275
Sushma Raman, HKS MC/MPA 2013, HKS Adjunct Lecturer in Public Policy
Writing Workshop: “Writing the Executive Summary”

Wednesday, October 16
1:10pm-2:30, Littauer Building, Room 332
Marie Danziger, HKS Lecturer in Public Policy
Public Speaking and Writing Workshop: “Oral Briefings and Briefing Books”

4:10pm-5:30pm, Taubman Building, Room 275
Ravi Parikh, HKS/HMS joint degree student, contributor to MedGadget.com
Digital Communications Workshop: “Writing for and Maintaining a Blog: An Interactive Workshop”

Thursday, October 17
1:10pm-2:30pm, Taubman Building, Room 275
Morgan McVicar, HKS MC/MPA 2003, HKS Writing Consultant
Writing Workshop: “How to Revise”

Tuesday, October 22
10:10am-11:30am, Taubman Building, Room 275
Allison Shapira, HKS MC/MPA 2010, President, Global Public Speaking
Public Speaking Workshop: “Just Breathe! How to add power to your voice and calm your nerves when speaking in public”

Wednesday, October 23
1:10pm-2:30pm, Littauer Building, Room 332
Josh Stearns, Journalism and Public Media Campaign Director, FreePress.net
Digital Communications Workshop: “Strategic Social Media Tools for Public Engagement on Policy Debates”

Thursday, October 24
11:30am-1:00pm, Weil Town Hall, Belfer Building, Lobby
Mimi Goss, President, Mimi Goss Communications, Inc., HKS Exec. Ed. Program Instructor, author, What is Your One Sentence? How to Be Heard in the Age of Short Attention Spans
Public Speaking Workshop: “What is Your One Sentence?®”

Friday, October 25
2:10pm-3:30pm, Taubman Building, Room 275
Alexandria Marzano-Lesnevich, HKS Adjunct Lecturer in Public Policy
Writing Workshop: “Writing About Social Justice Passions”

Monday, October 28
4:10pm-5:30pm, Taubman Building, Room 275
John Sadowski, Harvard University, Department of Chemistry
Digital Communications Workshop: “How to Improve Wikipedia (and Your Career) without Getting the Internet Mad at You”

Tuesday, October 29
2:30pm-4:00pm, Weil Town Hall, Belfer Building, Lobby
Greg Harris, HKS Adjunct Lecturer in Public Policy & Writing Consultant
Writing Workshop: “Writing for Online Publications”

Thursday, October 31
2:30pm-4:00pm, Weil Town Hall, Belfer Building, Lobby
Morgan McVicar, HKS MC/MPA 2003, HKS Writing Consultant
Writing Workshop:  “Writing Longer Papers”

Monday, November 4
11:40am-1:00pm
Terri Trespicio, Vice President and Talent Development, 2 Market Media
Public Speaking Workshop: “Be a Media Influencer”

2:40pm-4:00pm
Doug Gavel and Molly Lanzarotta, HKS Communications and Public Affairs
Public Speaking Workshop: “On-Camera Interview Basics”
*Space is limited to HKS students only.  Reservations are required.

Tuesday, November 5
10:10am-11:30am, Taubman Building, Room 275
Lisa Shannon,  Fellow, HKS Carr Center for Human Rights Policy, Author of A Thousand Sisters; Founder, Run for Congo Women and A Thousand Sisters
Writing Workshop: “How to Write your First Book”

Wednesday, November 6
10:10am-11:30am, Taubman Building, Room 275
Greg Harris, HKS Adjunct Lecturer in Public Policy & Writing Consultant
Writing Workshop: “The Productive Writer”

Thursday, November 7
10:10am-11:30am, Taubman Building, Room 275
Morra Aarons-Mele, HKS MC/MPA 2008, Founder of Women Online
Digital Communications Workshop: “Using Social Media to Launch your Campaign or Organization”

Tuesday, November 12
2:30pm-4:00pm, Weil Town Hall, Belfer Building, Lobby
Nicco Mele, HKS Adjunct Lecturer in Public Policy, author of The End of Big: The Consequences of Radical Connectivity
Digital Communications Workshop: “How to Use Social Media Analytics”

Wednesday, November 13
4:10pm-5:30pm, Taubman Building, Room 275
Holly Weeks, HKS Adjunct Lecturer in Public Policy
Public Speaking Workshop: “User-Friendly Speech Frameworks”

Thursday, November 14
1:10pm-2:30pm, Taubman Building, Room 275
Rachel Hanfling, TV Producer, Media Consultant
Public Speaking Workshop: “Become a Media Magnet”

 

 

 

 

 

 

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