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WIB Summit Lunch And Learn – Communicating Confidently – Connecticut

May 24, 2017 @ 11:30 am - 1:30 pm


Communication Confidently featuring Dr. Rebecca Townsend

Workshop Description:

You have a message your audience needs to hear. How can you shape your message so that it engages your audience in a meaningful way? Participate in this active workshop where you will learn about inventing the right thing to say, organizing it clearly, designing it to be memorable. We will also discuss and practice delivery tips that will help your butterflies fly in formation, to give you the energy you need to make your presence felt and your message understood!


MCC on Main
903 Main St
Manchester, CT 06040

About Rebecca M. Townsend, Ph.D.

Dr. Townsend studies and teaches communication, with a specific focus on deliberation, public engagement, and local communication, especially as it relates to transportation. She is currently Professor in Residence at the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department at the University of Connecticut, on leave from her role as Professor of Communication (and former department chair) at Manchester Community College. The White House awarded her the “Champions of Change for Transportation Innovation” for her scholarship on public engagement in transportation planning. Her work has also been honored by the International Association of Public Participation, Commonwealth of Massachusetts, State of Connecticut, National Communication Association, Urban Communication Research Foundation, and the CT Board of Regents’ first Scholarly Excellence Award.  She is affiliated with Clark University and has taught graduate classes at the Społeczna Akademia Nauk in Łódź and Warsaw, Poland. Her Ph.D. and B.A. are in communication from the University of Massachusetts Amherst, and her M.A. is in speech communication from Indiana University. She is also the first womanelected as her town’s Moderator.


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