Say What You Mean, Mean What You Say

Discount Available for Groups

Does your job require speaking to groups, motivating others toward a common goal, or having difficult conversations with coworkers? If so, this workshop is for you. Our goal is to help you build the communication skills necessary to give excellent presentations, persuade others to support your vision of the future, and turn potentially destructive interactions into productive ones.

This day-long, interactive, skill-based workshop is focused on the needs of public-sector officials and open to anyone who wants to communicate more effectively. Experts from the UNC Department of Communication will teach you about the art of public speaking and lead you through exercises designed to help you create and deliver effective messages.

Please bring to class a written script, and be prepared to deliver a 5-7 minute speech on a topic you are likely to address in your normal work life. This script/speech will be the basis of intense, individualized attention throughout the day.

This course is taught by Christian Lundberg, Associate Professor of Rhetoric in UNC’s Department of Communication and co-Director of the University Program in Culture Studies, and graduate level associates from the department. More information is available at Vocable Communications.

The North Carolina Association of County Commissioners provides cost offsets for county elected officials to attend LELA courses. For information on this discount click here.

Local Government Federal Credit Union offers scholarships to local government employees to apply toward tuition for conferences, classes, and seminars offered by the School of Government. There are four deadlines to submit applications:

  • March 1 (for courses starting between April 1 and June 30)
  • June 1 (for courses starting between July 1 and September 30)
  • September 1 (for courses starting between October 1 and December 31)
  • December 1 (for courses starting between January 1 and March 31)

Additional information

 

  • Chapel Hill, NC
    April 24
    School of Government
    400 South Road
    Chapel Hill, NC 27514
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    The North Carolina Association of County Commissioners provides cost offsets for county elected officials to attend LELA courses. For information on this discount click here.

    Local Government Federal Credit Union offers scholarships to local government employees to apply toward tuition for conferences, classes, and seminars offered by the School of Government. There are four deadlines to submit applications:

    • March 1 (for courses starting between April 1 and June 30)
    • June 1 (for courses starting between July 1 and September 30)
    • September 1 (for courses starting between October 1 and December 31)
    • December 1 (for courses starting between January 1 and March 31)
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    Course participants who cancel their registration on or before April 16, 2020 will receive a full refund. No refund will be made for cancellations on or after April 17, 2020, but you will receive a transferrable credit to be used within 12 months. Click here to view the School’s full cancellation and refund policy.
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    Hampton Inn & Suites Chapel Hill- Say What You Mean UNC

    A block of rooms has been set up at the Hampton Inn & Suites Chapel Hill with a rate of $94.00. The rate includes a full deluxe hot breakfast and Wi-Fi. To reserve a room online visit chapelhillsuites.hamptoninn.com and use Group Code “SWU To reserve a room by phone call the hotel at 919-403-8700, press 0 and provide the

     Group Name “Say What you Mean To receive the discounted rate reservations must be made no later than April 3, 2020. 

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    If you are a returning customer, please note that we have a new course registration system that we hope will be easier for you to use. If you encounter any registration issues, please explore our list of frequently asked questions or contact us at registration@sog.unc.edu or 919.966.4414.

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For all registration questions, resetting passwords, or login issues please contact:

Dale Zuckert

Assistant Registrar, Registration and Client Services Group
919.966.4414
For questions regarding course details, including location, schedule, materials, and continuing education credits, please contact:

Julia Marshall

Program Associate, Management and Leadership Group
919.962.2771
Lydian Altman
Senior Manager of Leadership Curriculum Development