Communication Training

Effective communication is essential to maximizing the impact of your research. The ability to effectively transfer insight and inspire action requires understanding how to frame your message so that it resonates with your target audience and how to provide the right mechanisms to deliver it. The following recordings offer training sessions provided by the Scientists for Public Engagement and Knowledge (SPEAK) program.

Register for a Communications Training Workshop

As a faculty or staff researcher or graduate student at UC Davis, you have a powerful platform for sharing research and insights, communicating the university’s mission and values, and contributing to public discourse.  UC Davis’ Strategic Communications team – which includes former journalists, public speakers and digital communicators – can help you communicate with precision and impact.

They offer a half-day workshop to help craft, sharpen and deliver messages for media, policymakers, funders, donors, alumni and other audiences. Emphasizing hands-on interaction, these sessions are geared toward research faculty and staff across all levels of experience and comfort with public speaking, and can help with self-confidence, poise, and translating technical or difficult topics for general audiences.

This training is held at Mrak Hall, generally on the first Friday of every month from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The cost is $100, which is recharged to the faculty/staff member’s appointed department of choice. The fee includes a booklet of tips and resources as well as a book on communicating by Alan Alda or Faith Kearns.

For questions or to register, contact Kat Kerlin.