Short courses

CPAS staff regularly run science communication short courses, specifically tailored to help scientists and teachers better communicate scientific research, or to help others to better understand the process and findings of science.

Whether would like to add value to your science, learn how to simply explain your research, be more relaxed during your public presentations or simply hone your communication skills, attend a CPAS short course.

Communicating Science using Traditional and Social Media: Short Course

Contact us to run this course for your organisation. Traditional and social media are not just for news and marketing. They are critical to communicate scientific ideas and facilitate discussion. They are crucial to create effective engagement with...

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Improvisation Tools for Communicating Science: Short Course

Contact us to run this course for your organisation.  “Improv techniques from the theatre can give scientists tools to make science more clear, vivid, and meaningful.” - Alan Alda This workshop uses improvisation techniques developed in the theatre...

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Science and the Media: Short Course

Runs April each year. Next scheduled for 3-7 April 2017. The mass media provide a critical venue for public science communication and opinion, but are your media skills up to date for the modern mass communication environment? This short course...

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Science Communication and the Web: Short Course

Runs June/July each year. Next scheduled for 3-7 July 2017. Social media have changed the way we communicate science across the globe. But are you using Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and the rest to optimum effect? This short course will provide you...

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Science Communication for ANU Staff & Students: Short Course

Run three times per year. Contact us for next dates. Today, more than ever before, scientists are required to communicate their research to industry, government, the media and the public. The pressure comes from many sources including employers,...

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Science Dialogue Theory and Practice: Short Course

Runs December each year. Next scheduled for 5-9 December 2016. Science dialogue is increasingly touted as a critical approach for incorporating public opinion into policy about controversial science and technology. But do you know how to organise a...

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Strategies in Science Communication: Short Course

Runs September each year. Next scheduled for 11-15 September 2017. Communicating science on behalf of an organisation, corporation or government department can require big picture strategic thinking as well as finely planned tactical applications....

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Using Science in Persuasive and Strategic Communication: Short Course

Contact us to run this course for your organisation.  Can you use science to make a compelling argument? How much science is too much? How do you know if you’ve been successful? This workshop is designed to introduce the latest research into...

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Using Stories to Communicate Science: Short Course

Contact us to run this course for your organisation.  What is a story? Why does a story make science communication so much more meaningful, engaging and impactful? This workshop will show you how to turn your work into a story. You will learn how to...

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