Goshen College offers innovative short course in advanced communication strategies

Course (non-credit): Advanced Communication Strategies: Rapid Learning for Rising Leaders
Where & When: On Goshen College campus on Tuesday evenings from 6-8 p.m.: Sept. 6, 13, 20, 27. In Elkhart on the Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary campus on Wednesday evenings from 6-8 p.m.: Sept. 7, 14, 21, 28.
Cost: $320
For more information: Contact Goshen College’s Center for Community Engagement at dpagoria@goshen.edu or (574) 535-7223
Register: goshen.edu/advancedcomm

Business and organization professionals at all levels can refresh and advance their communication skills in September through a four-week evening course taught by Goshen College instruction teams that blend faculty and student expertise.

The short course, Advanced Communication Strategies: Rapid Learning for Rising Leaders, will focus on social media, media relations, writing in the workplace and public speaking and presentations.

The non-credit course will be tailored to adults who are committed to their work: no textbooks, only curated readings; no grades, only helpful feedback. Class size will be limited to ensure highly interactive sessions.

Each session will focus on one of the four topics and led by a select team of faculty, recent graduates and students in partnership with the award-winning Communication Department at Goshen College.

“We’re assembling a cross-generational teaching team that will draw from deep expertise in various communication settings,” said Duane Stoltzfus, the director of adult and graduate programs at Goshen College and chair of the communication department. “Instead of having one instructor, participants will engage with a dozen.”

Instructors include Cyneatha Millsaps, Duane Stoltzfus, Kyle Hufford, Jason Samuel, Anna Groff, David Kendall, Carrie Lee Kendall and Suzanne Ehst.

The course is composed of four two-hour evening sessions held in person. Participants can choose to take the course on campus in Goshen or on the campus of Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary in Elkhart.

The Goshen course will be held on Tuesday evenings on the Goshen College campus: Sept. 6, 13, 20, 27. The Elkhart course will be held on Wednesday evenings at Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary: Sept. 7, 14, 21, 28. The content will be the same in both locations, as will the hours, 6-8 p.m. The total cost is $320.

Through these weekly sessions participants will also build relationships with other business and organization leaders, as well as independent professionals and entrepreneurs, expanding their regional network.

The Communication Department has won multiple statewide and national awards, including four “Best College Radio Station in Nation” titles for 91.1 the Globe; statewide “Newspaper of the Year” awards for The Record across five consecutive years; and Emmy and Telly awards.

The course is made possible by Adult and Graduate Programs as well as the Center for Community Engagement at Goshen College.

For more information, contact Danielle Pagoria at dpagoria@goshen.edu or (574) 535-7223. To register, go to goshen.edu/advancedcomm.