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

The Role of Scientists on Advisory Committees
Tuesday, March 8 3:00-4:00pm EST
What are advisory committees? They exist to provide advice that is relevant, objective, and open to the public and government officials. With the expertise from advisory committee members, officials and policy makers have access to information and advice on a broad range of issues affecting policies and programs. Scientists and technical experts from all occupational backgrounds have valuable expertise to provide to these committees.
Join us for a webinar to learn about local, state, and federal advisory committees—what they are, what they entail, how to be nominated, and how they influence policy and regulations. Our speakers, Dr. Andrew Rosenberg, director of the Center for Science and Democracy at the Union of Concerned Scientists, and Dr. Richard Ezike, transportation fellow at the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, will speak about their experiences working with and on advisory committees, and how to get started if you are interested in joining a committee.
Presenters: Dr. Andrew Rosenberg, director of the Center for Science and Democracy at the Union of Concerned Scientists
Dr. Richard Ezike, transportation fellow at the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation

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Future Workshops

Scientists and Advisory Committees (Winter 2016)

Scientist Harassment and Disclosure of Information (Spring 2016)

Science and the Federal Budget (Spring 2016)

Early Career Scientists and Public Engagement: Creating a culture of support (Summer 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:

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
            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?

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


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