Your ability to communicate effectively will be an essential element of your professional and personal success. While most people can talk, very few are well versed in what effective communication entails.

These workshops, which take place on two consecutive weeks, are designed to equip and prepare you to become an effective communicator irrespective of the context—whether it’s presenting in class, interviewing for a job, conversations with colleagues, or addressing a large audience.

In this, the second of two workshops, we will cover:

  • How to make your presentation memorable
  • Finding and crafting your own unique style
  • Tips for excelling at interviews 

Join Dr. Anita Sands, a former national speaking champion, and the incoming James Wei Visiting Professor, for a two-part series of special workshops in which you’ll learn the foundations of effective communication along with having a unique opportunity to practice your craft. Upon completion of two curriculum sessions, workshop attendees will be invited to record a short video of themselves which will be reviewed by Dr. Sands in small group settings.

If there is one skill that will pay daily dividends for the rest of your life, it is communication! This is an investment worth making and a workshop not to be missed!

Requests for accommodations can be made when you register to attend. Please provide at least 7 days advance notice.

Speaker Bio

Anita Sands is a U.S. based board-director, author, and speaker. A former Fulbright Scholar, she holds a Masters in Public Policy and Management as well as a Ph.D. in Atomic and Molecular Physics.

Anita spent a decade in leadership positions in financial services in Canada and the U.S. specializing in innovation and enterprise transformation. She then pivoted into a portfolio career and serves on the boards of directors of three pubic companies – ServiceNow, iStar and Pure Storage – and private companies ThoughtWorks and NuBank. She is also the incoming James Wei Visiting Professor of Entrepreneurship at the Keller Center.

Anita is a regular contributor to on the topic of leadership and strategy, and along with her colleagues at Propel Performance Group, advises organizations and leaders around the world on how to thrive in conditions of ambiguity and change. 

Described as a ‘force of nature’ with unique perspectives, Anita is always in high demand as an international speaker and is renowned for engaging audiences with her thoughtful, witty and practical insights on the implications of topics related to technology, leadership and diversity, inclusion and belonging. 

Hailing originally from Ireland, Anita splits her time between New York, San Francisco and Dublin. 

Who can attend?

Open to graduate students and undergraduates.

Registration is required.