Nonprofit: Introductory Seminar
The Introductory Seminar (1.5 - 2 hours) begins with an exercise geared to get participants to express ideas or causes that they care about, and areas of knowledge or expertise that they are interested in pursuing further, although they may not know how. It focuses on what we know and why ("expertise"); how to frame our knowledge and experience for maximum impact; the components of a powerful evidence-based, value-driven argument; strategies for preaching beyond the choir, and ways of thinking bigger about what we know and our potential value. We explore how participants can triangulate and expand their areas of expertise to be able to publish—and think—more broadly. The introductory seminar is not just about writing op-eds; it's about making a bold, fair, persuasive case for the ideas and causes you care about—wherever that may take place.