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Simmons Institute for Leadership and Change

The OpEd Project presents Write to Change the World Seminar

Date: Saturday, October 22, 2011

Time: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Location: L428, Simmons College, 300 The Fenway

. Simmons Institute for Leadership and Change. 617-521-2480

Ever wish you could change the world with your writing? Well you can, and The OpEd Project is returning to Simmons on October 22 to teach you exactly how. This seminar will push you to think more carefully and more expansively about your knowledge, your ideas, and the causes you care about, and write about them to make a difference.

This highly interactive day-long seminar will challenge you to think more carefully and more expansively about your knowledge and experience, and why it matters. You will explore the source of credibility; the patterns and elements of powerful evidence-based argument; the difference between being "right" and being effective; how to preach beyond the choir; and how to think bigger—so that you can have greater influence in the world.  You will emerge with a powerful argument for an idea or cause you believe in, and a network of high-level mentors. This seminar is about empowering you to find your voice and make a case for the ideas and causes you believe in—whether in print, online, on TV, before your board of directors, to potential funders or investors, or on the steps of congress. And it is about the collective difference we can all make by doing so.

All participants will have one year of ongoing access to a national network of high-level Mentor-Editors, for individual feedback on their op-ed drafts throughout the year.

Registration required. To register go to:

Super Early Registration (Ends September 22): $295

Early Registration (Ends October 11): $345

Regular Registration (Begins October 12): $425

All Simmons faculty, staff, students and alumnae receive a 15% discount off of the registration fee. Sign up online and enter "Simmons".

Scholarships are available, for information go to the OpEd Project website.