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 

Click here to register for our July Workshop.

ECS/101: Not Just Another Powerpoint: Best practices to bring your presentation to life
Speakers: Dr. Andrew Gunther, Executive Director of the Center for Ecosystem Management & Restoration; Marcia DeLonge, Agroecologist, Union of Concerned Scientists. 
We’ve all sat through our fair share of dull presentations where the slides are filled top to bottom with text, include complicated graphs with text too small to read, and the presenter simply reads everything off the screen, never once making eye contact with the audience. There is another way. Scientific presentations can be compelling and engaging while still being scientific and accurate. Join us as we present ideas about how to make engaging presentations to both scientific and public audiences, and offer tips on how you can spruce up your own presentation before the next conference or meeting.


Future Workshops

Stay tuned for our Fall 2015 Workshops.


On-Demand Workshops

101 Level Workshops:

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)

202 Level Workshops:

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
 
            Resources on Storytelling to Make Meaningful Connections and Science More Inclusive, from Mónica I. Feliú-Mójer, Vice-director, Ciencia Puerto Rico and Program Manager, iBiology

Early Career Scientist Workshops:

Finding the Unconventional Career

So You Want to Work in Science Policy?

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