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
12:00pm-1:00pm, Littauer Building, 332 (Deland)
Register HERE
Ezra Zwaeli, Director of Speechwriting, Office of Mayor Michelle Wu
Writing Workshop: "Speechwriting: The Art & The Craft"

Tuesday, March 26
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 Writing an Op-ed"

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: Navigating the Press with Finesse"

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

Tuesday, April 9
1:30pm-2:30pm, Taubman Building, Room 401
Eugene B. Kogan, Ph.D., Founder & Managing Director, Kogan Global Advisory LLC
Register HERE
Communications Workshop: "Diplomatic Communications: Communicate While Negotiating"

Wednesday, April 10
12:00pm-1:00pm, Bell Hall, Belfer Building, 5th Floor
James GearyHKS Adjunct Lecturer
Register HERE
Writing Workshop: "How to Ask Good Questions"

Tuesday, April 23
1:30pm-2:30pm, Littauer, 380 (Watkins)
Candace Bertotti, HKS Adjunct Lecturer, President of Candid Communications
Public Speaking Workshop: "Tips for Public Speaking for Women When English isn't Your First Language"
Register HERE

*NEW Study Groups

Dare to Talk: Learn to Hold Tough Conversations

Candace BertottiLed by:
Candace Bertotti
HKS Adjunct Lecturer and founder of Candid Communications

Interactive, 3 session study group builds practical skills for stepping up to hard conversations. Learn and practice essential communications skills for leadership and life!

Session topics include:

  • Manage strong emotions (yours and theirs)
  • Being both candid and respectful
  • Starting the conversation succinctly and with a healthy intention
  • Handling tough push-back
  • Getting to the heart of the issue    

Thursday, April 4 • Thursday, April 11 • Thursday, April 25
3:00pm-5:30pm

HKS Affiliates only (students, faculty, fellows, staff.) Must be able to attend all sessions.

Click here to register

Light refreshments will be available.

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

Creating a Podcast, with Ken Gagne
Audacity Handout
Practical Tools Handout

Dealing with the Media, with Alex Green
Slides