Communications Workshops

Spring 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, February 6
1:15pm-2:30pm, Carr Conference Room, Rubenstein Building, Room 219
Lauren Brodsky, HKS Lecturer in Public Policy
Writing Workshop: “How to Write a Policy Memo”

Tuesday, February 7 - *NEW TIME & LOCATION
10:15am-11:30am, Darman Conference, Taubman Building, Room 135
Amanda Hirsch, Founder, Good Things Consulting
Communications Workshops: “Telling Your Story Online: How to Leverage Digital Media to Deliver a Message that Matters”

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

Wednesday, February 8
4:15pm-5:30pm, Darman Conference Room, Taubman Building,
Room 135
Jeffrey Seglin, Lecturer in Public Policy, Director, Communications Program
Writing Workshop: “How to Write Op-Eds and Columns”

Friday, February 10
2:00pm-4:00pm NEW ROOM, Darman Conference Room, Taubman Bldg., Room 135
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 1 - Basic Principles"

Monday, February 13
1:15pm-2:30pm, Carr Conference Room, Rubenstein Building, Room 219
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”

Tuesday, February 14
4:15pm-5:30pm, Carr Conference Room, Rubenstein Building, Room 219
Greg Harris, HKS Adjunct Lecturer in Public Policy and Writing Consultant
Writing Workshop: “Storytelling as a Tool for Change”

Wednesday, February 15
4:15pm-5:30pm, *NEW ROOM* - Bell Hall, Belfer Building, Fifth Floor 
Timothy McCarthy, HKS Adjunct Lecturer in Public Policy
Communications Workshop: "Contentious Communication: How To Talk About 'Hot' Topics Without Getting Heated"

Thursday, February 16
2:45pm-4:00pm, Darman Conference Room, Taubman Building,
Room 135
Holly Weeks, HKS Adjunct Lecturer in Public Policy
Public Speaking Workshop: “Delivering Bad News”

Tuesday, February 21
4:15pm-5:30pm, Hauser Conference Room, Belfer Building, Room 4
Greg Harris, HKS Adjunct Lecturer in Public Policy and Writing Consultant
Writing Workshop: “How to Be a Productive Writer”

Wednesday, February 22
1:15pm-2:30pm, 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, February 23
11:45am-1:00pm, Darman Conference Room, Taubman Building,
Room 135
Morra Aarons-Mele, MC/MPA 2008, Founder of Women Online
Digital Communications Workshop: “Using Social Media to Launch your Campaign or Organization”

2:45pm-4:00pm, Taubman Building, Room 401
Lauren Brodsky, HKS Lecturer in Public Policy
Writing Workshop: “How to Write a Policy Memo”

Monday, February 27
1:15pm-2:30pm, Carr Conference Room, Rubenstein Building, Room 219
Ken Gagne, Multimedia Comm. Prod., Mass Eye and Ear Infirmary
Digital Communications Workshop: “Crowdfunding: Kick-starting Your Enterprise or Non-profit through Online Fundraising”

Tuesday, February 28
4:15pm-5:30pm, Darman Conference Room, Taubman Building, Room 135
Greg Harris, HKS Adjunct Lecturer in Public Policy and Writing Consultant
Writing Workshop: “How to Write a Book Proposal”

Wednesday, March 1
1:15pm-2:30pm, Fainsod Room, Littauer Building, Room 324
Mimi Goss, President, Mimi Goss Communications, Inc.
Public Speaking Workshop: “The Elevator Speech for Policy Makers”

Thursday, March 2
1:10pm-2:30pm
Doug Gavel and Katie Gibson, HKS Communications and Public Affairs
Public Speaking Workshop: “On-Camera Interview Basics”
*Space is limited to HKS students only.  Reservations are required.

*POSTPONED* 4:15pm-5:30pm, Darman Conference Room, Taubman Building,
Room 135
Morgan McVicar, HKS MC/MPA 2003 & Writing Consultant
Writing Workshop: "The Executive Summary for Briefing Books"

Friday, March 3
2:00pm-4:00pm Hauser Conference Room, Belfer Building, Room 4
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 Principle into Practice”

Monday, March 6
1:15pm-2:30pm, Carr Conference Room, Rubenstein Building, Room 219
Marie Danziger, HKS Lecturer in Public Policy
Writing Workshop: “How to Write a Commencement Speech”

SPRING BREAK March 3 – March 19 – No Workshops

* CANCELED* - Monday, March 20
4:15pm-5:30pm, Carr Conference Room, Rubenstein Building, Room 219
Morgan McVicar, HKS MC/MPA 2003 & Writing Consultant
Writing Workshop: “How to Revise”

Tuesday, March 21
4:15pm-5:30pm, Hauser Conference Room, Belfer Building, Room 4
Holly Weeks, HKS Adjunct Lecturer in Public Policy
Public Speaking Workshop: “Creating Your Speaker Persona”

Wednesday, March 22
1:15pm-2:30pm, Fainsod Room, Littauer Building, Room 324
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" 

* CANCELED* Thursday, March 23
4:15pm-5:30pm, Carr Conference Room, Rubenstein Building, Room 219
Morgan McVicar, HKS MC/MPA 2003 & Writing Consultant
Writing Workshop: “Writing and Pitching Op-Eds”

Wednesday, March 29
1:15pm-2:30pm, Fainsod Room, Littauer Building, Room 324
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, March 30
*NEW ROOM* 11:45am-1:00pm, Weil Town Hall, Belfer Building, Lobby
Sushma Raman, HKS Executive Director, Carr Center for
Human Rights Policy, HKS MC/MPA 2013
Writing Workshop: “How to Write a Strategic Plan”

4:15pm-5:30pm, Carr Conference Room, Rubenstein Building, Room 219
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 3
11:40am-1:00pm
Doug Gavel,and Katie Gibson HKS Communications and Public Affairs
Public Speaking Workshop: “On-Camera Interview Basics”
*Space is limited to HKS students only.  Reservations are required.

NEW ROOM: 1:15pm-2:30pm, Carr Conference Room, Rubenstein Building, Room 219
Stephen Krupin, HKS Adjunct Lecturer in Public Policy, former top speechwriter to the President of the United States, Secretary of State, and Senate Majority Leader 
Writing Workshop: “They Call it "Delivering" a Speech for a Reason: Here's How to Bring it"

4:15pm-5:30pm, Carr Conference Room, Rubenstein Building, Room 219
Holly Weeks, HKS Adjunct Lecturer in Public Policy
Public Speaking Workshop: “How to Deal with a Hostile Audience”

Tuesday, April 4
NEW ROOM - 4:15pm-5:30pm, Littauer Building, Room 332
Ken Gagne, Multimedia Comm. Prod., Mass Eye and Ear Infirmary
Digital Communications Workshop: “How to Launch Your Own Website Using Wordpress”

Wednesday, April 5
1:15pm-2:30pm, Fainsod Room, Littauer Building, Room 324
Allison Shapira, HKS Adjunct Lecturer in Public Policy, MC/MPA 2010, President, Global Public Speaking
Public Speaking Workshop: “Executive Presence: Balancing Authenticity and Authority”

Thursday, April 6
11:45am-1:00pm, Darman Conference Room, Taubman Building, Room 135
John Guilfoil, Adjunct Professor of Journalism, Northeastern University, Principal, John Guilfoil Public Relations, LLC.
Communications Workshop: “How to Manage Your Message in a Crisis”

Monday, April 10
11:45am-1:00pm, Taubman Building, Room 401
Yotam Goren, HKS MC/MPA ’17, Foreign Service Officer, Israel Ministry of Foreign Affairs and
Sri Kulkarni, MC/MPA ’17, former Director, Office of Regional Engagement, U.S. Department of State
Communications Workshop: “Communications Skills for Diplomacy”

4:15pm-5:30pm, Carr Conference Room, Rubenstein Building, Room 219
John Wihbey, Assistant Professor of Journalism, Northeastern University
Digital Communications Workshop: “Data Storytelling for Policy Makers”

Tuesday, April 11
NEW ROOM-4:15pm-5:30pm, Fainsod Room, Littauer Building, Room 324
Jenny Li Fowler, Manager, Social Media Strategy, MIT Communications Initiatives
Digital Communications Workshop: “Selecting the Right Social Media Channel for Your Needs”

Wednesday, April 12
1:15pm-2:30pm, Fainsod Room, Littauer Building, Room 324
Nana Ariel, Fulbright and Israel Institute Visiting Scholar at Harvard, specialist in rhetorical theory and practice
Public Speaking Workshop: “Speak Up! Public Speaking for Non-native English Speakers”

 

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