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 1

July 6, 2021

July 8, 2021

10:00am - 1:00pm

10:00am - 11:00am

Principles of Powerful Communication

Individual Coaching

Week 2

July 13, 2021

July 15, 2021

10:00am - 1:00pm

10:00am - 11:00am

Impromptu Speaking, Delivery Styles and Answering Questions

Small Group Workshop

Week 3

July 20, 2021

July 22, 2021

10:00am - 1:00pm

10:00am - 11:00am

Theories of Persuasion/Speaking to Get an Action

Small Group Workshop

Week 4

July 27, 2021

July 29, 2021

10:00am - 1:00pm

10:00am - 1:00pm*

Speaking to Change People's Minds

Final Speeches and Feedback

(*) This session may be shorter depending on the number of participants in the program.

“ 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