What you'll learn

  • This program will provide you an opportunity gain a better understanding of effective communication, as well as reflect on the role of communication in the larger policy landscape.

Course description

In Persuasive Communication: Narrative, Evidence, and Impact (Online) you will experience hands-on learning with the latest research in persuasive communication. Throughout the three-week program, you will join peers from around the globe to participate in live sessions led by Harvard faculty complemented with self-paced assignments and group work that can be scheduled at times convenient for you. Overall time commitment is approximately 8-10 hours per week. 


Course Outline

Participate in a knowledge-building and practice-oriented curriculum.

Write, and receive feedback on, an opinion piece.

Develop and deliver a presentation using evidence effectively.

Improve data visualization skills.

Learn how to craft robust arguments.

Understand the current state of the media, its interplay with policymaking, and costs of disinformation.

Grow your professional network and career opportunities.


You may also like


Senior Executive Fellows is the unparalleled professional development program for public sector executives who want to sharpen their leadership and managerial skills.

Registration Deadline

Developed by Harvard Kennedy School faculty, this professional credential program equips you with the skills necessary to advance the public good.

Registration Deadline
Available now
Online Live

This program is designed to help experienced leaders gain the tools needed to effectively resolve the difficult challenges you face, often on a daily basis. The program will introduce you to a new approach to leadership called “The 4P Framework”.

Registration Deadline