Upcoming Trainings and Events

Check back later this week for our full line-up of winter and spring trainings!

Past Programs

Spend an Evening with Alfredo Corchado

The Dallas Morning News Mexico Bureau Chief, Alfredo Corchado, will discuss his new memoir, Midnight in Mexico: A Reporter’s Journey through a Country’s Descent into Darkness, as well as his experiences growing up and covering violence on the border between the United States and Mexico.


When:Wednesday, October 8th 6:00-9:00pm
Where: Room 219
Columbia College Chicago
33 E. Congress Pkwy, Chicago, IL

No registration necessary, more event information available here.


Building a Better Communications Plan

Join us to learn how to develop a practical set of tools and exercises to clarify communications goals, target key audiences and produce messages that move people to action.

When: Thursday, October 9th 9:00am-Noon

Where: Room 311
Columbia College Chicago
33 E. Congress Pkwy, Chicago, IL

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Featuring Gordon Mayer:

Gordon Mayer is the development and communications director at Gamaliel community-organizing network. An experienced communicator and trainer, Mayer is also a former journalist, having worked at the Gary Post-Tribune, Philadelphia Inquirer and Chicago Defender.




Summer Communications Trainings in Chicago


Get ahead of the game this summer with professional development trainings from the Workshop.

Learn how to:

  • Tell your stories in numbers — making mining the data easy.
  • Pitch it real good: How to tell stories the news media is looking for and develop your own compelling, pitchable story.
  • Got Google+? It should be at the heart of your social media plan.
  • Advocacy does not = lobbying: Get beyond just meeting with legislators to actually changing public policy.
  • Develop an “elevator speech.”
  • Use your smartphone to tell and distribute your story, cheaply and easily.

Click here to take a look at all our Summer Trainings.






RSS Chicago is the World

  • A dance at night in Hermosa September 30, 2014
    It’s nearly night-time and the street is quiet. Business is good in the taqueria across the street, but there’s nobody in the panaderia. The day’s goods are sold. Working class Hermosa readies for the end of the day. Hermosa is the neighborhood where Puerto Ricans have gathered anew. They’ve moved out from Humboldt Park, leaving […]

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