Calendar of events and workshops

Events calendar

Workshops

Wednesday, June 3, 2020
8:00am - 9:00am

If you are working on or have plans to work on a large-scale quantitative research project, you will need a plan for keeping track of your data. Come to this session with Kristin Lee, the Tufts Research Data Librarian to learn the tips you need to manage your data.

Wednesday, June 3, 2020
2:00pm - 3:00pm

If you are working on or have plans to work on a large-scale quantitative research project, you will need a plan for keeping track of your data. Come to this session with Kristin Lee, the Tufts Research Data Librarian to learn the tips you need to manage your data.

Thursday, June 4, 2020
8:00am - 9:00am

Become a power Google searcher; learn how to use Google Advanced Commands to do more efficient, focused searches to get directly to quality reports and information and cut through Google’s filter bubble.

Thursday, June 4, 2020
2:00pm - 3:00pm

Become a power Google searcher; learn how to use Google Advanced Commands to do more efficient, focused searches to get directly to quality reports and information and cut through Google’s filter bubble.

Tuesday, June 9, 2020
8:00am - 10:00am

In this workshop, State Department Fellow Ann Hardman will teach participants how to convey information effectively when speaking with senior-level government officials and decisionmakers. Participants will practice their briefing skills in a simulated country team meeting.

Tuesday, June 9, 2020
2:00pm - 4:00pm

In this workshop, State Department Fellow Ann Hardman will teach participants how to convey information effectively when speaking with senior-level government officials and decisionmakers. Participants will practice their briefing skills in a simulated country team meeting.

Wednesday, June 10, 2020
8:00am - 9:00am

In this session, we will review basic guidelines for exploring the literature in terms of determining and fine-tuning the topic you want to write about. We will also discuss how to construct the literature review once you have determined your topic and how to collect the relevant literature to support your paper’s thesis.

Wednesday, June 10, 2020
2:00pm - 3:00pm

In this session, we will review basic guidelines for exploring the literature in terms of determining and fine-tuning the topic you want to write about. We will also discuss how to construct the literature review once you have determined your topic and how to collect the relevant literature to support your paper’s thesis.

Thursday, June 11, 2020
8:00am - 9:00am

Sometimes getting started is the hardest part. We will equip you with the knowledge and lingo to begin your podcast journey. After this orientation, you will know differences between podcasting and radio; who is making, distributing, and listening to podcasts; how to recognize different podcast styles; the seven steps of producing a podcast, including gear, software, and setting up your RSS Feed; what support Tisch Library’s Digital Design Studio can offer you.

Thursday, June 11, 2020
2:00pm - 3:00pm

Sometimes getting started is the hardest part. We will equip you with the knowledge and lingo to begin your podcast journey. After this orientation, you will know differences between podcasting and radio; who is making, distributing, and listening to podcasts; how to recognize different podcast styles; the seven steps of producing a podcast, including gear, software, and setting up your RSS Feed; what support Tisch Library’s Digital Design Studio can offer you.

Tuesday, June 16, 2020
8:00am - 10:00am

Speaking persuasively is a critical aspect of public policy and management. This workshop will teach the rhetorical elements of persuasive speech as well as effective speech delivery. Participants will deliver short speeches and receive feedback from the instructor and other participants.

Tuesday, June 16, 2020
2:00pm - 4:00pm

Speaking persuasively is a critical aspect of public policy and management. This workshop will teach the rhetorical elements of persuasive speech as well as effective speech delivery. Participants will deliver short speeches and receive feedback from the instructor and other participants.

Wednesday, June 17, 2020
8:00am - 9:30am

It is easy to get so excited about our idea for a podcast that we coast on our own enthusiasm and forget that our podcast will live or die based on listeners’ enthusiasm. During this workshop, we will listen closely to examples of podcasts and critique their efficacy. Then participants will work in small groups to reconceptualize the idea for one of the podcasts we listen to. We will close out our time together with small groups pitching the idea for their newly imagined podcast.

Wednesday, June 17, 2020
2:00pm - 3:30pm

It is easy to get so excited about our idea for a podcast that we coast on our own enthusiasm and forget that our podcast will live or die based on listeners’ enthusiasm. During this workshop, we will listen closely to examples of podcasts and critique their efficacy. Then participants will work in small groups to reconceptualize the idea for one of the podcasts we listen to. We will close out our time together with small groups pitching the idea for their newly imagined podcast.

Thursday, June 18, 2020
8:00am - 9:00am

This session will review how to use Zotero, the free citation tool for easily capturing book, article, webpage citations, and more. Zotero can help you organize, tag, and add notes to citations and resources as you search; then it integrates with your word processing software to facilitate the creation of footnotes and bibliographies in your selected style.

Thursday, June 18, 2020
2:00pm - 3:00pm

This session will review how to use Zotero, the free citation tool for easily capturing book, article, webpage citations, and more. Zotero can help you organize, tag, and add notes to citations and resources as you search; then it integrates with your word processing software to facilitate the creation of footnotes and bibliographies in your selected style.

Friday, June 19, 2020
8:00am - 10:00am

This workshop, taught by State Department Fellow Ann Hardman, will cover the writing styles that diplomats and other foreign policy professionals use to convey information effectively. Participants will work in teams to improve examples of diplomatic cables and briefs.

Friday, June 19, 2020
2:00pm - 4:00pm

This workshop, taught by State Department Fellow Ann Hardman, will cover the writing styles that diplomats and other foreign policy professionals use to convey information effectively. Participants will work in teams to improve examples of diplomatic cables and briefs.

Tuesday, June 23, 2020
8:00am - 9:00am

In this session, we will review the resources available to you for financial data and information at Fletcher and provide guidance on taking the 10-hour Bloomberg Certification through our Bloomberg Anywhere subscription. We will also cover how learning how to use these resources can benefit your career development strategy in addition to informing your research projects with metrics you might not have been aware of before.

Tuesday, June 23, 2020
2:00pm - 3:00pm

In this session, we will review the resources available to you for financial data and information at Fletcher and provide guidance on taking the 10-hour Bloomberg Certification through our Bloomberg Anywhere subscription. We will also cover how learning how to use these resources can benefit your career development strategy in addition to informing your research projects with metrics you might not have been aware of before.

Wednesday, June 24, 2020
8:00am - 9:00am

This workshop looks at best practices and common mistakes in op-ed writing. Subjects covered will include structure, style, tone, and pitching to editors. We will look at examples of successful op-eds and analyze their strengths.

Wednesday, June 24, 2020
2:00pm - 3:00pm

This workshop looks at best practices and common mistakes in op-ed writing. Subjects covered will include structure, style, tone, and pitching to editors. We will look at examples of successful op-eds and analyze their strengths.

Thursday, June 25, 2020
8:00am - 10:00am

Speaking persuasively is a critical aspect of public policy and management. This workshop will teach the rhetorical elements of persuasive speech as well as effective speech delivery. Participants will deliver short speeches and receive feedback from the instructor and other participants.

Thursday, June 25, 2020
2:00pm - 4:00pm

Speaking persuasively is a critical aspect of public policy and management. This workshop will teach the rhetorical elements of persuasive speech as well as effective speech delivery. Participants will deliver short speeches and receive feedback from the instructor and other participants.

Friday, June 26, 2020
8:00am - 10:00am

In this workshop, State Department Fellow Ann Hardman will teach participants how to convey information effectively when speaking with senior-level government officials and decisionmakers. Participants will practice their briefing skills in a simulated country team meeting.

Friday, June 26, 2020
2:00pm - 4:00pm

In this workshop, State Department Fellow Ann Hardman will teach participants how to convey information effectively when speaking with senior-level government officials and decisionmakers. Participants will practice their briefing skills in a simulated country team meeting.

Tuesday, June 30, 2020
8:00am - 11:00am

This workshop over two 3 hour sessions will introduce you to the basics of programming in Python. You will learn how to use Jupyter notebooks to look up Python commands, import libraries like pandas and matplotlib, manipulate tables of data, and create basic graphs of the data. This workshop uses materials from the Software Carpentry Curriculum and is aimed at people who have little or no experience with Python. If you sign up for Part 1 then you must sign up for Part 2. 

Tuesday, June 30, 2020
2:00pm - 5:00pm

This workshop over two 3 hour sessions will introduce you to the basics of programming in Python. You will learn how to use Jupyter notebooks to look up Python commands, import libraries like pandas and matplotlib, manipulate tables of data, and create basic graphs of the data. This workshop uses materials from the Software Carpentry Curriculum and is aimed at people who have little or no experience with Python. If you sign up for Part 1 then you must sign up for Part 2. 

Wednesday, July 1, 2020
8:00am - 10:00am

Governments need leaders at all levels who can capably manage people, programs, and policies.  This workshop will cover key management concepts, strategies, and resources.  Participants will draft individual leadership development action plans.

Wednesday, July 1, 2020
2:00pm - 4:00pm

Governments need leaders at all levels who can capably manage people, programs, and policies.  This workshop will cover key management concepts, strategies, and resources.  Participants will draft individual leadership development action plans.

Thursday, July 2, 2020
8:00am - 11:00am

This workshop over two 3 hour sessions will introduce you to the basics of programming in Python. You will learn how to use Jupyter notebooks to look up Python commands, import libraries like pandas and matplotlib, manipulate tables of data, and create basic graphs of the data. This workshop uses materials from the Software Carpentry Curriculum and is aimed at people who have little or no experience with Python. If you sign up for Part 2 then you must have signed up for Part 1. 

Thursday, July 2, 2020
2:00pm - 5:00pm

This workshop over two 3 hour sessions will introduce you to the basics of programming in Python. You will learn how to use Jupyter notebooks to look up Python commands, import libraries like pandas and matplotlib, manipulate tables of data, and create basic graphs of the data. This workshop uses materials from the Software Carpentry Curriculum and is aimed at people who have little or no experience with Python. If you sign up for Part 2 then you must have signed up for Part 1. 

Thursday, July 9, 2020
8:00am - 9:00am

Are you curious about what makes or breaks a good policy memorandum? This workshop breaks down the dos and don’ts of writing effective policy memos. Subjects covered will include the various types of memo writing, how to tailor a message to a principal, and examples of successful and unsuccessful memos from the archives.

Thursday, July 9, 2020
2:00pm - 3:00pm

Are you curious about what makes or breaks a good policy memorandum? This workshop breaks down the dos and don’ts of writing effective policy memos. Subjects covered will include the various types of memo writing, how to tailor a message to a principal, and examples of successful and unsuccessful memos from the archives.

Tuesday, July 14, 2020
8:00am - 10:00am

Split into two parts, this workshop provides a basic understanding of the methodologies, concepts, and tools used to complete a project as well as a commonly used five stage project lifecycle. In Part 1 of this workshop, we will identify the key activities in the project lifecycle, discuss the components and uses of a project charter, understand the role of the triple constraint in project management, and apply it in determining project scope. Please also make sure to sign up for Part 2 of this course.

Tuesday, July 14, 2020
2:00pm - 4:00pm

Split into two parts, this workshop provides a basic understanding of the methodologies, concepts, and tools used to complete a project as well as a commonly used five stage project lifecycle. In Part 1 of this workshop, we will identify the key activities in the project lifecycle, discuss the components and uses of a project charter, understand the role of the triple constraint in project management, and apply it in determining project scope. Please also make sure to sign up for Part 2 of this course.

Wednesday, July 15, 2020
8:00am - 9:00am

During this session, we will review the advanced search commands and analysis features available in Dow Jones Factiva.  Data gathered can be used to examine global political, economic and business content from over 35,000 newspapers and trade publications available in this database.  Content is available in over 20 languages; and in addition to current news the platform has an archive of news content back to the 1980s.

Wednesday, July 15, 2020
2:00pm - 3:00pm

During this session, we will review the advanced search commands and analysis features available in Dow Jones Factiva.  Data gathered can be used to examine global political, economic and business content from over 35,000 newspapers and trade publications available in this database.  Content is available in over 20 languages; and in addition to current news the platform has an archive of news content back to the 1980s.

Thursday, July 16, 2020
8:00am - 10:00am

In Part 2 of this workshop, we will identify and manage the risks of a project to effectively manage scope, identify the critical components of a project schedule, describe the importance of a formal communication plan, and discuss tools used to schedule, track, and monitor projects. Your aim will be to capture valuable project lessons and use them to define and improve project management practices. Please also make sure to sign up for Part 1of this course.

Thursday, July 16, 2020
2:00pm - 4:00pm

In Part 2 of this workshop, we will identify and manage the risks of a project to effectively manage scope, identify the critical components of a project schedule, describe the importance of a formal communication plan, and discuss tools used to schedule, track, and monitor projects. Your aim will be to capture valuable project lessons and use them to define and improve project management practices. Please also make sure to sign up for Part 1of this course.

See the following links for additional workshops offered by the Tufts Data Lab and Tisch Library.

If you don't see a workshop you're interested in or would prefer to have one offered at a different time, you may also request a workshop.