Program Schedule

The four-week course includes interactive lectures, application activities with individualized feedback in small groups, and 1:1 coaching.

  • Interactive lectures are delivered by Dr. Tannenbaum and will include the principles of effective communication distilled from best practices and academic research. You will also have the opportunity to present in front of a small group of your peers in the program and receive live feedback from Dr. Tannenbaum.
  • Individualized coaching sessions and video analyses provide specific observations about your communication strengths and opportunities for improvement. 

Fall 2024 dates and schedule coming soon.

Sample Schedule

Session Date Time
Elements of Effective Communication Thursday, September 21, 2023 5:00pm - 6:30pm
Application Activity: Speeches of Introduction Tuesday, September 26, 2023 5:00pm - 9:30pm*
Tactics to Persuade and Influence and Answering Questions Thursday, September 28, 2023 5:00pm - 6:30pm
1:1 Coaching Session 1 Self-Scheduled 30 minutes/person
Delivery Styles and Answering Questions Thursday, October 5, 2023 5:00pm - 6:30pm
Application Activity: Speech to Persuade or Influence Session 1 Tuesday, October 10, 2023  5:00pm - 8:30pm**
Application Activity: Speech to Persuade or Influence Session 2 Thursday, October 12, 2023 5:00pm - 8:30pm***
1:1 Coaching Session 2 Self-Scheduled 30 minutes/person
Application Activity: Final Speeches + Wrap Up Thursday, October 19, 2023 5:00pm - 7:00pm 

*120 minutes per group. Groups 1 & 2 (12 people): 5:00-7:00 p.m. Groups 3 & 4 (12 people): 7:30-9:30 p.m.

**90 minutes per group. Group 1 (5-6 people): 5:00-6:30 p.m. Group 2 (5-6 people): 7:00-8:30 p.m.

***90 minutes per group.  Group 3 (5-6 people): 5:00-6:30 p.m. Group 4 (5-6 people): 7:00-8:30 p.m.

“ The learning from Barbara's class has boosted my career, increasing the impact that I make with my communications in the workplace, as well as my success rate while pitching my ideas verbally and in business presentations. ”

Luis Serratto Colgate-Palmolive, Global Head of the Responsible Sourcing Programs