Workshops-Global Communication Center - Carnegie Mellon University

Upcoming Workshops

The Global Communication Center offers several workshops each semester. These workshops are free and are open to all CMU students (graduate and undergraduate), faculty, staff, or alumni. These workshops are appropriate for students at all levels of study, in the sciences and humanities.        

This Link is Broken: Communicating Effectively in a Global Environment

Steinberg Auditorium, Baker Hall A53
March 3, 2015
5:00-6:00pm


Carnegie Mellon is a great example of a "global" university, and we are all proud of that. However, as a global university, the potential for misunderstandings exists, due to both language and cultural differences.

When those from other cultures behave in unexpected ways, people lack necessary strategies and problem-solving techniques to deal with these challenges. The goal of this interactive workshop, led by Rebecca Oreto from the Intercultural Communication Center, is to raise awareness of the factors that may hinder communication when speakers from different countries, cultures and language groups interact. Pizza will be provided.

The GCC is partnering with the Intercultural Communication Center (ICC) to bring you this exciting, new workshop.

Please register at our GCC Eventbrite Page!

Improving the “Flow” of Your Writing 

Steinberg Auditorium, Baker Hall A53
March 25, 2015
4:30-5:30pm

If you have ever been told that your writing is “choppy” or does not have any “flow,” you will benefit from this workshop. This workshop teaches you a simple – but effective – principle for improving the logical flow between sentences and paragraphs, called the Known/New Contract. This crucial principle will help an audience follow the progression of your ideas and arguments, in both the sciences and humanities. As the subject matter you are writing about grows in complexity, following the Known/New Contract becomes increasingly important. Pizza will be provided.

Please register at our GCC Eventbrite Page!

Creating Effective PowerPoint Presentations

Steinberg Auditorium, Baker Hall A53
April 22, 2015
4:30-5:15pm

Have you ever sat through a tedious or confusing PowerPoint presentation? This workshop will help you create effective PowerPoint presentations that present your research in a clear and compelling way. We will introduce innovative research on designing visually effective slides that increase audience engagement. We will also practice constructing and revising PowerPoint slides, and discuss other strategies for organizing and delivering your PowerPoint presentation. Pizza will be provided.

Designing Effective Research Posters

Steinberg Auditorium, Baker Hall A53
April 22, 2015
5:15-6:00pm

This workshop will also provides advice on designing effective research posters.  We will teach you some fundamental visual design principles to create a compelling and memorable research poster.  This workshop will help you create a persuasive visual "story" or narrative about your research project and findings. We will also discuss and critique several strong and weak examples of research posters. This popular workshop is appropriate for students in the sciences and humanities. Pizza will be provided.        

Our PowerPoint and Research Poster workshops will be presented jointly; students have the option to attend both sessions or just one. Please register for these combined workshops at our GCC Eventbrite Page!

For more information on our workshops, please contact gcc-cmu@andrew.cmu.edu

Do you have an idea for a workshop?  Email the GCC with your request: gcc-cmu@andrew.cmu.edu