Communication studies alum Tony Coles has been promoted to senior vice president of programming for the west region of Clear Channel Media and Entertainment.
Interested in the field of communication studies? Our workshops and seminars are open to non-majors and non-degree seeking students and are excellent opportunities for you to try a course or two. You will learn from experienced, practicing professionals in the Portland area.
Continuing Education Credit
Some workshops may be taken as Continuing Education Credit (CEU). One CEU equals 10 contact hours of Continuing Education Credit.
Spring 2013 Workshops & Seminars:
This intermediate course will focus on delving deeper into how social media differs from traditional media, and how it is becoming part of the fabric of society. Through hands-on demonstration and use of a variety of social media tools such as blogs, Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, Google, RSS, YouTube, podcasting, and other social media platforms, participants will learn how these tools are reshaping modern communication. Topics include how social media is impacting and changing everyday business, educational, and personal communication and practices, including etiquette, privacy, networking, and developing online community. No prerequisites, but basic familiarity with social media recommended.
CCM376E, 3 crs.
Storytelling for Communication and Business Professionals
April 13, 14 & May 4, 5
Suturdays 9am-6pm; Sundays 10am-4pm
The ability to articulate and engage others in a compelling story is an oft-neglected leadership skill. In this highly experiential course, students will practice in a supportive environment to develop their personal storytelling capabilities and consider how to integrate effective storytelling into workplace communication. From myths and legends, to fables and personal anecdotes, a wide variety of storytelling genres and styles will be experienced. 3 crs. Meets LAC outcome(s): AIB2.
CCM 318, 3 crs.
Great Meetings: Planning and Facilitating Difficult Group Discussion
In this course, students learn traditional skills of agenda setting, facilitation, and follow-up in a class focused on effective ways to organize and run a successful meeting. We explore how to foster an atmosphere safe for dialogue; manage difficult conversations on the fly and keep the discussion progressive and productive; honor divergent opinions and leverage diversity of thinking; stay on task, on time, and still make room for fun and serendipity; and care for oneself as a facilitator through lengthy and arduous meetings. 3 crs. Meets LAC outcome(s): HCC2.
COL 427, 3 crs.
COL 027, 3 CEUs.