The Science Network Workshop Series

Communication and advocacy trainings for scientists

Please join the Science Network for one of the workshops listed below. These sessions are part of a series offered to Science Network members to provide training opportunities to strengthen your communication and advocacy skills. There are three different levels of workshops that might appeal to you: introductory (101), advanced (202), and early career scientist (ECS).

Upcoming Workshops

Talking Up without Talking Down
Date: Monday, July 25, 2016
Time: 2:00 p.m. EST
Conveying scientific concepts to nonscientific audiences requires a different language, and different communication techniques. This webinar will allow you to hear from a group of science professionals that have, in very different settings, presented science in an engaging and convincing manner--from the offices of Capitol Hill, to the stage, to a high school classroom. 
Speakers: Liz Neeley, Executive Director, Story Collider; Yogin Kothari, Washington Representative, Union of Concerned Scientists; Andrea Basche, Kendell Science Fellow, Union of Concerned Scientists 







Future Workshops 

Pushing Back Against Scientist Harassment (September 2016)


On-Demand Workshops

101 Level Workshops:

Scientists and the Media: Op-eds, LTEs, and Working with Journalists

A Scientist's Guide to the Media

Advocacy for the Aware but Busy Expert

Tips and Tricks for Communicating with Policy Makers

Communicating with Confidence: How to deal with uncertainty

Your Elevator Pitch

Science and Policy Change: Using Your Expertise to Influence the Policy-Making Process

Testifying in Public Comment Periods and Local Hearings

Communicating in Your Own Words: How to talk to the media and the public about science

Rapid Response Ready: Preparing for Media Opportunities

The Story Behind the Scientist

Step Out of the Silo: Science through a Community and Social Justice Lens 
        Practice Questions for Scientist-Community Connections (pdf)
        Slides from "Step Out of the Silo" (pdf)

Not Just Another Powerpoint: Best Practices to Bring Your Presentation to Life
       Blog post: Not Just Another Powerpoint: More Tips to Bring Presentations to Life

202 Level Workshops:

The Role of Scientists and Engineers on Advisory Committees

From Aristotle to South Park: The ABT Framework as a New Tool for Science Communication, feat. Randy Olson.

Communicating Science Amid Confusion and Uncertainty

"Following the Rules": How to Understand and Influence the Regulatory Process

Getting Science Right in the Media

Reaching Out to Local Communities: How to engage with local stakeholders

Social Media for Scientists: Science Communication for the Web

Pushing Back Against Misinformation

Hear Me Out: Making Meaningful Connections through Storytelling 
       Blog: Resources on Storytelling to Make Meaningful Connections


Early Career Scientist Workshops:

Finding the Unconventional Career

So You Want to Work in Science Policy?

So, What Do You Do, Exactly? How to talk about the value of your research


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