Guide to course offerings and descriptions to assist in distinguishing each of the communications courses are found below:

A full description of each course appears on my.harvard.edu.

Communications Courses

(DPI-802 MA ) The Arts of Communication
Quartana, Lawrence, Adjunct Lecturer in Public Policy  (F1)

(DPI-802 MB) The Arts of Communication
Quartana, Lawrence, Adjunct Lecturer in Public Policy  (F2)

(DPI-810 MA) Writing for Policy and Politics
 Alex Green, Adjunct Lecturer in Public Policy (F1)

(DPI-810 MB) Writing for Policy and Politics
Alex Green, Adjunct Lecturer in Public Policy (F2)

(DPI-820MA) Policy Memo Writing for Decision Makers
Brodsky, Lauren, Lecturer in Public Policy (F1)

(DPI-820MB) Policy Memo Writing for Decision Makers
Brodsky, Lauren, Lecturer in Public Policy (F2)

(DPI-831MA) Op-Ed Writing
Nancy Gibbs, Edward R. Murrow Professor of Practice (F1)

(DPI-831MB) Op-Ed Writing
Austin, Bogues, Adjunct Lecturer in Public Policy (F2)

(DPI-835 MA) Speechwriting
Stephen Krupin, Adjunct Lecturer in Public Policy (F1)

(DPI-835 MB) Speechwriting
MaryRose Mazzola, Adjunct Lecturer in Public Policy (F2)

(DPI-840 MA) Feature Writing
James Geary, Adjunct Lecturer in Public Policy (F2)

(DPI-851 M) Data and Information Visualization
Hong Qu, Adjunct Lecturer in Public Policy (F2)

(DPI-830 M) Column and Opinion Writing Workshop
Jeffrey Seglin, Senior Lecturer, Emeritus (J-Term)

(DPI-840 MB) Feature Writing 
James Geary, Adjunct Lecturer in Public Policy  (J-Term)

(DPI-802 MC) The Arts of Communication
Candace Bertotti, Adjunct Lecturer in Public Policy (S2)

(DPI-802 MD-1) The Arts of Communication
Shapira, Allison, Adjunct Lecturer in Public Policy (S2)

(DPI-802 MD-2) The Arts of Communication
Shapira, Allison, Adjunct Lecturer in Public Policy (S2)

(DPI-810 MC) Writing for Policy and Politics
Harris, Gregory, Adjunct Lecturer in Public Policy (S1)

(DPI-810 MD) Writing for Policy and Politics
Harris, Gregory, Adjunct Lecturer in Public Policy (S2)

(DPI-821 M) Writing Policy Reports
Brodsky, Lauren, Lecturer in Public Policy (S1)

(DPI-828 M) Persuasive Policy Communication
Brodsky, Lauren, Lecturer in Public Policy (S2)

(DPI-831 MC) Op-Ed Writing
 Alex Green, Adjunct Lecturer in Public Policy (S1)

(DPI-831 MD) Op-Ed Writing
Loth, Renee, Adjunct Lecturer in Public Policy (S2)

(DPI-835 MC) Speechwriting
MaryRose Mazzola, Adjunct Lecturer in Public Policy (S1)

(DPI-835 MD) Speechwriting
Stephen Krupin, Adjunct Lecturer in Public Policy (S2)

(DPI-840 MC) Feature Writing
James Geary, Adjunct Lecturer in Public Policy (S1)

(DPI-852 M) Advanced Data and Information Visualization
Qu, Hong, Adjunct Lecturer in Public Policy (S1)

(DPI-891 M) Engaging the Media
Talev, Margaret, Adjunct Lecturer in Public Policy (S2)

(DPI-896 M) Crisis Communications
Haber, Jon, Adjunct Lecturer in Public Policy (S2)

Communications Workshops

 Monday, September 11
10:00am-11:00am, ONLINE - Visit Zoom to register
Steven D. Cohen, Professor of Practice, Johns Hopkins Carey Business School
Public Speaking Workshop: "Persuasive Communication"

Thursday, September 21
2:00pm-3:00pm, In-Person, Hauser Conference Rm., Belfer Lobby, Rm. 4 (across from Weil Hall)
Jill Slye, Author and Founder of  "A Sounding Board," HKS Public Speaking Consultant
"Public Speaking Workshop: "Overcoming Your Fear of Public Speaking"

Tuesday, September 26
2:00pm-3:00pm, ONLINE - Visit Zoom to register
Sarah Viner, Principle Customer Success Manager, LinkedIn Learning
Communications Workshop: "Rock Your LinkedIn Profile"

Thursday, September 28
2:00pm-3:00pm, In-Person, WAPPP Conference Room, Taubman 102
MaryRose Mazzola, HKS Adjunct Lecturer
Writing Workshop: "Speechwriting for Politicians and Advocates"

Monday, October 2
12:00pm-1:00pm, ONLINE - Visit Zoom to register
David M. Chrisinger, Executive Director of the Harris Public Policy Workshop at the University of Chicago's Harris School of  Public Policy
Writing Workshop: "Stories Are What Save Us: How to Write Effectively about Trauma"

Tuesday, October 3
3:00pm-4:00pm, In-Person, Rubenstein RG-21
Ken Gagne, Technical Account Manager, Automattic
Digital Communication Workshop: "Crowdfunding: Kickstarting Your Enterprise or Non-Profit Through Online Fundraising"

Wednesday, October 4
*This workshop is 1.5 hours*
10:30am-12:00pm, In-Person, Hauser Conference Rm., Belfer Lobby, Rm. 4 (across from Weil Hall)
Ken Gagne, Technical Account Manager, Automattic
Digital Communication Workshop: "Make Your Voice Heard: An Introduction to Hosting Your Own Podcast"
*Space is limited to HKS students only. Reservations are required.
Register by emailing alison_kommer@hks.harvard.edu with Podcast in the subject line.

Tuesday, October 10
12:00pm-1:00pm, ONLINE - Visit Zoom to register
Adam Stumacher, Writer and Educator
Writing Workshop: "Creating Opinion Columns from Personal Experience"

Tuesday, October 10
3:00pm-4:00pm, In-Person, Darman Seminar Room, Taubman Building, Center for Public Leadership
Jill Slye, Author and Founder of  "A Sounding Board," HKS Public Speaking Consultant
Public Speaking Workshop: "Organizing Tips for Public Speaking"

Friday, October 13
12:00pm-1:00pm, ONLINE - Visit Zoom to register
Candace Bertotti, HKS Adjunct Lecturer, President of Candid Communications
Public Speaking Workshop: "Crucial Conversations: Tools for Talking about Tough Things®"

Wednesday, October 18
3:00pm-4:00pm, In-Person, Wexner W-434 A Conference Room
Eugene B. Kogan, Harvard Professional Development Programs, Director, Kogan Global Advisory
Public Speaking Workshop: "Listening: The Secret to Successful Communication"

Monday, October 23
1:00pm-2:00pm, In-Person, Littauer 382, Kahn classroom
James GearyHKS Adjunct Lecturer
Writing Workshop: "How to Write a Sentence"

Thursday, October 26
11:00am-12:00pm, ONLINE - Visit Zoom to Register
Candace Bertotti, HKS Adjunct Lecturer, President of Candid Communications
Public Speaking Workshop: "The Business of Public Speaking: Could it be a Career Path for You?"

Monday, October 30
12:00pm-1:00pm, ONLINE - Visit Zoom to Register
Lauren Brodsky, Senior Director of the HKS Communications Program, Lecturer in Public Policy
Writing Workshop: "Writing a Policy Memo"

Tuesday, October 31
3:00pm-4:00pm, ONLINE - Visit Zoom to register
Jill Slye, Author and Founder of  "A Sounding Board," HKS Public Speaking Consultant
Public Speaking Workshop: "Finding Your E-Charisma When Presenting Online"

Wednesday, November 8
10:00am-11:00am, ONLINE - Visit Zoom to register
Candace Bertotti, HKS Adjunct Lecturer, President of Candid Communications
Public Speaking Workshop: "Tips for Public Speaking When English isn't Your First Language.

1:00pm-2:00pm, ONLINE - Visit Zoom to register
Austin Bogues, HKS Adjunct Lecturer,  Assistant Washington Editor at "USA TODAY"
Writing Workshop: "How to Pitch an Op-ed"

Thursday, November 16
11:00-12:00, RG-21, Rubenstein Building, Ground Floor
Camilla Monckton, Head of Strategic Communications in the UK Cabinet Office, and Shorenstein Fellow
Communications Workshop: "How to Run a Government Communications Campaign and Why It Is Critical to All Government Careers"

Thursday, February 1
12:00pm-1:00pm, ONLINE - Register for Zoom Link HERE
Candace Bertotti, HKS Adjunct Lecturer, President of  Candid Communication
Communications Workshop: "Crucial Conversations"

Monday, February 5
12:00pm-1:00pm, ONLINE - Register for Zoom Link HERE
Allison Shapira, HKS Adjunct Lecturer, President of Global Public Speaking
Public Speaking Workshop: "AI to Amplify Your Public Speaking"

Tuesday, February 6
1:30pm-2:30pm, ONLINE - Register for Zoom Link HERE
Amanda Hirsch, CEO and Founder, Mighty Forces
Communications Workshop: "Seize This Moment with Social Media"

Thursday, February 8
1:30pm-2:30pm, IN PERSON, Rubenstein Building, 414B, Ellwood Democracy Lab - Register HERE
Jill Slye, Author and Founder of  "A Sounding Board," HKS Public Speaking Consultant
Public Speaking Workshop: "Overcoming Your Fear of Public Speaking"

Monday, February 12
12:00pm-1:00pm,  IN PERSON, Belfer Building, Bell Hall, 5th Floor - Register HERE
Jill Slye, Author and Founder of  "A Sounding Board," HKS Public Speaking Consultant
Public Speaking Workshop: "Organizing Tips for Public Speaking"

Tuesday, February 13
1:30pm-2:30pm, ONLINE - Register for Zoom Link HERE
Amanda Hirsch, CEO and Founder, Mighty Forces
Communications Workshop: "Telling Your Story Online (You are Not a Brand)"

Monday, February 26
12:00pm-1:00pm, Wexner Building, W-G02 Seminar Room - Register HERE
Tripp Rebrovick, Coach of Debate at Harvard College, Director of the Harvard Debate Council
Public Speaking Workshop: "Foundations of Argumentation and Debate"

Wednesday, February 28
12:00pm-1:00pm, ONLINE - Register for Zoom Link HERE
Adam Stumacher, Author and Educator
Communications Workshop: "Improve Your Storytelling Skills"

Thursday, February 29
11:00pm-12:00pm, ONLINE - Register for Zoom Link HERE
Lauren Brodsky, Senior Director, HKS Communications Program and Lecturer in Public Policy
Writing Workshop: "How to Write an Executive Summary"

Wednesday, March 20
10:30am-11:30am, Marc Heng and Family Conference Room, W-102
Register HERE
Ken Gagne, Technical Account Manager, Automattic
Digital Communication Workshop: "Making Your Voice Heard: Practical Tools for Creating a Podcast"

Tuesday, March 26
Writing Workshop: "How to Write an Executive Summary"
1:30pm-2:30pm, ONLINE - Register for Zoom Link HERE
Renée Loth, HKS Adjunct Lecturer, Opinion Columnist and Journalist, The Boston Globe
Writing Workshop: "The ABC's of Op-ed Writing"

Wednesday, March 27
12:00pm-1:00pm, Littauer Building, Room 130 (Bolton)
Register HERE
Alex Green, HKS Adjunct Lecturer
Communication Workshop: "Dealing with the Media"

Wednesday, April 3
12:00pm-1:00pm, ONLINE - Register for Zoom Link HERE
Allison Shapira, HKS Adjunct Lecturer, President of Global Public Speaking
Public Speaking Workshop: "Saying No With Confidence"

Workshop Materials

Rock Your LinkedIn Profile with Sarah Viner, 9/26/23
Slides

Stories are what Save Us, David Chrisinger, 10/2/23
Slides

Crowdfunding: Kickstarting Your Enterprise or Non-Profit Through Online Fundraising with Ken Gagne, 10/3/23
Handout

Introduction to Hosting Your Own Podcast with Ken Gagne, 10/4/23
Handout on Podcasting
Handout on Audacity

Listening: The Secret to Successful Communication with Eugene B. Kogan, 10/18/23
Talking Points

 

Seize the Moment with Social Media,  with Amanda Hirsch, 
Slides

Telling Your Story Online (You are not a Brand)
Slides

Foundations of Argumentation and Debate, with Tripp Rebrovick
Handout

Improve Your Storytelling Skills, with Adam Stumacher
Handout

How to Write an Executive Summary, with Lauren Brodsky
Slides