The Department of Applied Communication hosts leadership lectures multiple times a year, highlighting research and work done by faculty and alumni in the areas of communication, management, and leadership. These lectures are free and open to the public.
The 2023-24 lectures will be done by Drs. Julien Mirivel and Avinash Thombre, Professors of Applied Communication at UA Little Rock, as well as Sajni Kumpuris, Director of Education at Arkansas PBS.
Drs. Mirivel and Thombre will present on Tuesday, October 17, 2023 on “The 7 Elements of Personal Transformation: Key Lessons from Global Research in Nepal, India, Uganda, and Honduras,” and Kumpuris will present on Tuesday, February 27, 2024, in a lecture entitled “Reach Out & Touch: Connecting High-Quality Educational and Storytelling Audiences through Video-Based Content.”
Grounded in data collected in partnership with Heifer International, a global nonprofit whose mission is to “end hunger and poverty while caring for the Earth,” the Fall 2023 lecture will share the story of an interdisciplinary research project that began in Nepal in 2019 and spanned four countries across three continents. Based on hundreds of interviews and thousands of survey responses, this leadership lecture will show how any person can harness their agency (and communicative power) to create real change in their lives and in the life of their community.
In the Spring 2024 leadership lecture, you will learn about strategies to effectively engage, inspire, and educate audiences through video-based content creation, including storytelling, language, on-camera talent, engagement, and understanding of the viewing audience.
To register for one of the 2023-24 lectures, sign up on the form below.