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About the Workshop Series

The Enhance and Advance workshop series is for current and graduating McCourt students and set to commence this summer. We have about two dozen courses/workshops that will be offered starting June 1 and running through mid-August.

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Why Take the Workshops?

The McCourt School’s Enhance and Advance summer workshop series enables participants to gain unique insight into specific aspects of their coursework and build their skills further. These virtual courses give students a chance to learn from McCourt professors and practitioners in the field and examine how classwork can be applied outside of the classroom. Courses begin on June 1, 2020.

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Workshops & Dates

SPECIALIZED SKILLS

How to Use Social Media – One 2-Hour Workshop
Su Tellakat
June 1, 2020

Techniques to Evaluate Environmental and Other Non-Market Goods – Three 2-Hour Sessions
Lutz Sager
June 8, 10 & 12, 2020

Intro to R – Four 90-Minute Sessions
Michael Bailey & Eric Dunford
June 9, 11, 16 & 18, 2020

Economics of Large Scale Disasters – Four 2-Hour Sessions
Nada Eissa
Sessions 1 & 2, June 29-30, 2020
Sessions 3 & 4, July 7-8, 2020

Estimating and Evaluating Policy Impact – Six 90-Minute Sessions
Adam Thomas
Sessions 1-3, July 8-10, 2020
Sessions 4-6, July 15-17, 2020

Intro to Data Management in Python – One 2-Hour Session
Eric Dunford
July 27, 2020

Geospatial Data Visualizations in Tableau – Four 90-Minute Sessions
Wesley Joe
August 11-14, 2020

 

A HEAD START ON YOUR CAPSTONE

Choosing a Topic and Data for Your Thesis – Four 1-Hour Sessions
Nora Gordon
Sessions 1 & 2, June 2 & 4, 2020
Sessions 3 & 4, June 9 & 11, 2020

Jumpstarting your Literature Review – Four 90-Minute Sessions
Micah Jensen
Session 1, June 17, 2020
Session 2, June 24, 2020
Session 3, July 1, 2020
Session 4, July 8, 2020

Research Topics on US Labor Markets – One 2-Hour Workshop
Jeff Strohl
July 13, 2020

From Thesis to Publication – Four 2-Hour Sessions
Andreas Kern
July 27-30, 2020

 

POLICY-MAKING, POLITICAL AND LEADERSHIP SKILLS

Thrills and Spills in Crisis Policymaking – Four 2-Hour Sessions
Robert Kyle
June 1-4, 2020

Understanding Congressional Operations: People, Process and Politics – Three 2.5-hour Sessions 
Kristin Nicholson
June 1, 3 & 5, 2020

Certificate in Education Finance 
Marguerite Roza
June 3-4, 2020

Understanding the Policy Politics of Race – Four 1-Hour Sessions
Pamela Herd
Sessions 1 & 2, June 1 & 3, 2020
Sessions 3 & 4, June 10 & 12, 2020

The Excellent Skunk at the Congressional Picnic – Four 2-Hour Sessions
Keith Hall
Session 1, June 16, 2020
Session 2, June 23, 2020
Session 3, June 30, 2020
Session 4, July 7, 2020

A Policy-Maker’s Guide to Process-Focused Policy Analysis – Five 90-Minute Sessions
Kent Weaver
Session 1, June 17, 2020
Sessions 2 & 3, June 24 & 26, 2020
Sessions 4 & 5, July 1 & 8, 2020

A Week on the Campaign Trail: How to Manage Political Research – Five 45-Minute Sessions
Tony Carrk
Sessions 1-3, June 22, 24 & 26, 2020
Sessions 4 & 5, June 29 & July 1, 2020

Mitigating Cognitive Bias in Decision Making – Three 2-hour Sessions
Gerry Gingrich
July 6, 8 & 10, 2020

A Critical Look at Political Polling – Three 2-Hour Sessions
Jonathan Ladd
July 13-15, 2020

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