Every day, we find ourselves in situations that require the ability to influence another person or group. It could be a business meeting, a political or issues-driven campaign, or even a personal conversation. While many of us think a list of facts should do the trick, there is an art and science to persuasion. This workshop was developed from Harvard Kennedy School's popular two-week intensive course "Persuasion: The Science and Art of Effective Influence."


  • Learn principles and techniques of effective persuasion.
  • Assess your personal strengths and weaknesses in delivering meaningful messaging.
  • Practice how to make a presentation, pitch, or chat more effectively.


Who: People interested in learning how to more effectively use persuasion in their personal and professional lives.

When: Contact us to schedule a training.

Cost: To be determined according to group size, structure and needs.



About the Instructor

Jennifer Hollett is a leader in tech, media and politics. She’s currently the Executive Director at The Walrus. She worked at Twitter Canada as the head of news and government and uses media and social media to connect people to politics and community issues. As an award-winning broadcast journalist, she’s covered stories nationwide and worldwide with CBC, CTV, and MuchMusic. 

Jennifer has a Master of Public Administration from Harvard University and served on the boards of directors at Toronto Environmental Alliance and Social Planning Toronto. She was also the Digital Director on Olivia Chow's 2014 mayoral campaign and an NDP candidate in the 2015 federal election. Jennifer has delivered a TEDxTalk, "How to Hate Politics," about remaining engaged in an era of political cynicism.

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