Program Schedule

The four-week course includes interactive lectures, small group workshops and individualized feedback sessions.

  • 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 all your peers in the program and receive live feedback from Dr. Tannenbaum.
  • Small group workshops provide opportunities to present in front of three to five peers and a communication coach.
  • Individualized coaching sessions and video analyses provide specific observations about your communication strengths and opportunities for improvement. You will work with a communication coach to develop strategies to achieve your communication goals by analyzing your video recorded speeches.
Week # DATE TIME SESSION
Week 1

January 5, 2021

January 7, 2021

10:00AM - 1:00PM

10:00AM - 11:00AM

Principles of Powerful Communication

Small Group Workshop

Week 2

January 12, 2021

January 14, 2021

10:00AM - 1:00PM

10:00AM - 11:00AM

Delivery Styles and Answering Questions

Small Group Workshop

Week 3

January 19, 2021

January 21, 2021

10:00AM - 1:00PM

10:00AM - 11:00AM

Theories of Persuasion/Speaking to Get an Action

Small Group Workshop

Week 4

January 26, 2021

January 28, 2021

10:00AM - 1:00PM

10:00AM - 11:30AM

Speaking to Change People's Minds

Final Speeches and Feedback

Individual sessions of 30 minutes per participant will be scheduled each week at a time that is convenient for the participant and their coach.

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