Public Communications

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Course Number: 
GAFL 502

Course Section:



  • Executive MPA

Course Type: 

  • Elective



  • Fall 2019

Course Format:

Hybrid (on-campus and online)
On-Campus Day(s): 
On-Campus Time(s): 

Fall 2019 on-campus meetings will be held on the following four (4) Saturdays all day from 9:30 AM - 5:30 PM (break for lunch from 1 - 2 PM): September 7, October 5, November 2, and December 7.

On-Campus Location:

Online Day(s): 
Online Time: 
6:30pm - 7:30pm
Course Description: 

Successful leaders must be able to convey their integrity and their ideas, their vision and their values clearly and convincingly in public settings. By analyzing great political speeches and affording students the opportunity to prepare and deliver different types of speeches, this course teaches the fundamentals of persuasive public speaking while encouraging students to develop their own voice. This is a performance course. Students will gain skill and confidence in their speech writing and public speaking skills through practice, peer feedback, and extensive professional coaching. Class lectures and discussions will focus on persuasive strategies and techniques for handling community meetings, Q and A sessions, and interactions with the media.

Fels Institute of Government

The Fels Institute of Government
3814 Walnut St. 
Philadelphia, PA 19104

(215) 898-7326