University of North Dakota Faculty/Staff Newsletter

NSF/ND EPSCoR Fargo workshop on effective communication is June 26, 27

On behalf of the National Science Foundation and ND EPSCoR, you are invited to an interactive hands-on communications workshop designed to assist scientists, engineers, researchers and educators champion their work effectively to the outside world.

This workshop will be held at the Hilton Garden Inn on June 26-27 in Fargo. There is no registration fee but pre-registration is required. Breakfast and lunch will be provided.

Registration Deadlines: May 24 for those attending both Days 1 and 2; and June 14 for those attending Day 1 only.

Three expert communicators will reveal professional approaches and real-world insights, and let you in on their secrets for communicating effectively.

Dan Agan is a media strategist and communications counselor; Chris Mooney, a best-selling science author and journalist; Joe Schreiber, an Emmy-Award-winning TV producer and filmmaker. (See website for Bios)

Gain Techniques/Skills for Effective Communications: Professional approaches, real-world insights, and secrets for communicating effectively. Interactive setting - Develop effective communications—from grant proposals and classroom lectures, to media interviews and presentations. Practical advice, easy-to-use guides, talk-and-slides, blogs, videos, Twitter, media interviews, and Q&A sessions. Day Two is designed for a specially-selected group of researchers who apply. Research participants will build on fundamentals they learned and gain one-on-one mentoring. A requirement is an investment of preparation time prior to Day Two and a commitment to a full day of training June 27th .

The NSF Registration link and additional workshop information may be found at http://www.ndepscor.nodak.edu.

-- Cathy Lerud, ND EPSCoR, 777.2511, cathy.lerud@research.und.edu.


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