Communications

  • Strengthens the Power of Your Message
  • Provides Practical Experience Delivering Presentations Across Platforms
  • Focuses on Business Communications

Today’s business environment requires communication that is clear, persuasive, and dynamic. These courses will teach you to deliver presentations in-person and online and represent your personal and/or your company’s brand effectively across digital platforms. Learn techniques to adapt your message to specific audiences and modes of delivery. Try a single class or explore our Certificate in Effective Business Writing .

This Summer, study from anywhere in the world in the safety and comfort of your home through online or remote instruction.

Strategic Communications and Corporate Storytelling

Learn to craft compelling narratives that match the tone and intentions of a company, brand, or communication campaign.

2022 Summer
1 section

Professional Writing: Content, Purpose, and Audience

This foundational course introduces critical practices of professional writing, focusing on common documents across digital and traditional formats.

2022 Summer
1 section

Digital Communication in a Changing Workplace

Obtain writing and editing skills that will make you an adaptable communicator via any medium and in any situation that may arise in the workplace.

2022 Summer
1 section

Grammar Review

Come away from this class with a better understanding of grammar and improved confidence in your writing.

2022 Summer
1 section

Fundamentals of Storytelling

Explore the basic elements of story, and apply them to your writing for more dynamic content, whether for novels or résumés.

2022 Summer
1 section

Podcasting, Radio Reporting, and Storytelling

If you want to create a podcast or work in radio, learn everything you need to get started in this beginner’s workshop.

2022 Summer
1 section

Multimedia Storytelling

Multimedia storytelling has the power to provide context and depth to news stories, fundraising drives, marketing campaigns, and personal...

2022 Summer
1 section

Persuasive Writing for Professionals

We don’t usually think of our workplace writing as part of the persuasive writing tradition that includes literary essays, political...

2022 Summer
1 section

Speak Up Virtually and In Person

Overcome the fear of public speaking with tried-and-true strategies that desensitize your fears and help you to perform well in spite of them.

2022 Summer
1 section

Communication in the Global Workplace

Thriving in the global workplace requires finely-tuned communication skills. In this workshop, SPS instructor Mark-Ameen Johnson will discuss...

2022 Summer
1 section

Effective Business Communication

Improve your oral communication in the workplace by learning to speak English with greater accuracy and fluency.

2022 Summer
1 section

Grammar Workshop for Professionals

For many of us, thinking of grammar evokes lists of rules and strange terms like “a nominative absolute.” Yet, we can improve our...

Voice and Diction: Unlocking Vocal Power

From leading meetings to projecting influence from the global stage, our voice can be a powerful amplifier of our expressions, opening...

Writing in an Intercultural Workplace

For many of us, 21st century professional life necessitates communicating and collaborating in a global workplace. In this workshop,...

10 Steps to a More Dynamic Voice

Master new voice techniques to convey confidence in your voice—and achieve success in your career.

Effective Business Writing

Learn techniques for writing effective emails, memos, proposals, and reports for various audiences.

Negotiating for Success: Communicating With Power, Confidence, And Influence

In this course, learn the real-world fundamentals of planning and executing various types of negotiations by applying strategies used by the...

Persuade in Business: Leadership, Public Speaking, and Executive Presence

In this lively and experiential course, you will develop the high-performance language and communication strategies used by exemplary presenters...

Persuade in Business: Media, Culture, and High-Impact Communication

Persuasion across cultures, media, and technology is essential for professional success in today’s globally-connected business...

Technical Writing

Learn how to write technical information for a range of audiences, from specialized professionals to unspecialized laypeople.

Writing and Grammar in the Real World

Learn how to overcome basic grammar and usage problems, whether writing for work or for fun.

Writing for Self-Promotion and Performance Coaching

Develop the habits of using workplace writing as a tool for self-promotion, professional development, and performance coaching.

Writing with Power: Gaining a Professional Edge

Take your business writing to the next level, gaining skills for improving the style and increasing the impact of your professional communication.

Leading with Diversity, Inclusion, and Allyship: Communication Strategies

Professionals are constantly making decisions on hiring, work allocation, feedback, performance reviews, and promotions that may impact their...

Global Presentations: Words, Images, and Data

Build the knowledge, skills, and oral proficiency to organize and participate in global presentations, including reports, negotiations, and pitches.