Loading Events

« All Events

  • This event has passed.

Public Communication Workshop with COMPASS SciComm

June 24, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Public Communication Workshop with COMPASS SciComm
Wednesday/Friday, June 24 & 26, 1-3 PM

Take your public communication skills to the next level with this online workshop from COMPASS SciComm, the nation’s premier training organization. This workshop will help you share what you do, what you know, and—most importantly—why it matters, in clear, lively terms.

Grounded in the latest research on communication, this training will explore what makes people sit up and pay attention and how to build a meaningful connection with your audience, from university leadership to journalists to policy makers, and even other scientists. Whether you’re presenting your latest research, getting cold called for interviews, pitching your work to funders, or just explaining what you do to a neighbor on an airplane, this workshop will help you communicate clearly, concisely, and compellingly.

In this 4 hour-long, interactive virtual workshop, spread across two days, you will receive tools and strategies to help you distill your knowledge and communicate with diverse audiences. You will learn to use the Message Box, COMPASS’ fundamental tool for breaking down complex topics into digestible messages. This workshop will involve hands-on practice, feedback, interactive exercises, and lots of breaks, so please join using a webcam and be prepared to actively participate.

This workshop is open to faculty, staff, postdocs, and graduate students at NC State University. To apply, fill out the short form HERE. Applications are due by Monday, June 1, 2020.

For more information about COMPASS and its approach to training, please visit their website. Questions? Contact Jean Goodwin (jegoodwi@ncsu.edu), Leadership in Public Science cluster.


June 24, 2020
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm