Graduate Students : MBA : Communications Workshops
The key to business success is effective communications, the business skill required most in today's competitive world, ahead of both financial and business acumen!
Learn and practice effective presentation and communications skills through workshops facilitated by Knute Kallander. Workshops are a graduation requirement for graduate business students and should be fulfilled within the first semester of study. All workshops held at the SF State Downtown Campus and also open to all current graduate business students.
Communications Workshop I: Critical Communications Skills
Sat., Feb. 23, 2013, 10 a.m.– Noon
All new incoming students in spring 2013 must attend the session to fulfill the requirement. This workshop is also open to current graduate business students.
In this training, we explore and practice skills vital to active listening. Once active listening is mastered, we then create more effective messages that can influence others and create a call to action.
You will learn both critical speaking and listening skills by practicing the following models in an experiential learning environment:
- prevent misunderstanding and clarify
- how to Reflect
- use of Body Language
- make sound agreements
- interactive speaking
- deliver your message
- convey empathy so that others feel understood
Communications Workshop II: Powerful Presentations
Sat., Mar. 23, 2013, 10 a.m.–noon
All new incoming students in spring 2013 must attend the session to fulfill the requirement.
Workshops are also open to current graduate business students.
Delivering presentations in small and large groups can be a daunting task. Yet, in most companies, what separates executives from managers is the ability to create and deliver powerful presentations. In this workshop, we explore what goes into presentations -- from design to delivery. We also discover powerful techniques to conquer anxiety along the way.
These skills are covered in an experiential learning environment:
- content and presentation preparation
- body language of presentations
- creating ease and safety for audience
- Visual Aids
- Delivering and Receiving Feedback
One-on-One Communications Advising
Current graduate business students may make an appointment with Knute Kallander for one-on-one or group advising.
Spring Office Hours
Office hours are held from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. on Wednesdays and Thursdays in DTC 592 (by appointment only).
Schedule and Appointment
Please email Knute Kallander at email@example.com to set up an appointment. There is a 24-hour cancellation policy. Please email Knute to cancel or reschedule.
Facilitator Knute Kallander
Knute Kallander has a master’s degree in organizational development and over 15 years of experience in building leadership capacities and teaching communication skills to top level managers and executives.
Knute has coached over 300 employees who were in a transition from being individual contributors to becoming department heads or team leaders. He has an extensive background in non-profit, financial services, and biotech including Providian Financial and Genentech.
He has designed programs to assess high potential employees (top 10 percent) and to help them with career development, 360-degree feedback, and team building. His experience leads to an engaging and dynamic classroom where real-life stories are used to illustrate principles in an experiential learning environment.