Alum Stu Katz Returns with Crisis Communication Simulation Mini Course

By Mickie Quinn, September 19, 2023

Stu Katz's Popular Crisis Communication Simulations Mini Course Returns

STCM 29203: Crisis Communication Simulations / Fall 2023 - 1 credit

Location: Park 285

Friday, September 29, 2023 - 6pm-10pm
Saturday, September 30, 2023 - 10am-2pm
Sunday, October 1, 2023 - 10am-2pm

Large corporations, government entities, and other enterprises large and small are faced with crisis situations on a daily basis.  This course will review the basic strategies in crisis communications and the use of media (television, radio, print, web, social) to help manage a crisis situation.  A review of prominent case examples (historical and current) and a variety of group crisis management simulations will be included.  This course would be useful for: Strategic Communication majors who may be working in organizations faced with a crisis; TVDM and Journalism majors who would be covering those crises; Marketing majors who may be responsible for the brands involved in a crisis; and is open to any interested student.

Contact Associate Dean Rob Gearhart for additional information about the course.

About Stu Katz

After working in sports television for 4 years after graduating from Ithaca College, Stu Katz joined the corporate communications department of a large multinational corporation, which was Sandoz (now Novartis) Pharmaceuticals. After 7 years Stu left to create Elm City Communications, an electronic media production company specializing in corporate and medical topics. Stu has led the Elm City team in providing services to a growing list of clients in the areas of sales training, corporate image management, crisis communications, medical education, meetings/events and more, earning several national awards.
In 2020 Stu sold Elm City Communications to Rick Stone, IC ‘01, and he continues to consult with Rick and his team on healthcare communications projects.
Stu earned a BS in Television-Radio from Ithaca College and an MA in Corporate and Public Communications from Seton Hall University.