Intensive: Strategies in science communication


Communicating science on behalf of an organisation, corporation or government department can require big picture strategic thinking as well as finely planned tactical applications. This short course will help you develop the skills, knowledge and confidence to do this effectively.

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Mon, Sep 12 - Fri, Sep 16 2022
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Professional short course


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Enrol now for Strategies in Science Communication short course this September

To be delivered online and in-person. $1650 per person, intensive five-day course.

Effectively communicating scientific information requires strategic thinking and carefully planned tactics. 

Strategies in science communication is an ANU accredited short course specifically designed to equip science communicators with the professional skills needed to do this well.

We will guide you through the process of developing a well-targeted communication strategy and a supporting action plan that is cost-effective and timely. This course has a strong emphasis on combining the latest communication theory and current industry best practice, and the major project component is based on fieldwork and evaluation of real-life science communication strategies.

Topics include the development of a communication strategy, defining communication outcomes, segmenting your audience appropriately and defining desired relationships with stakeholders. These skills in strategy development and tactical planning will help you whether you work for a large organisation or just need to communicate complex information with limited resources. 

This short, five-day intensive course will run from Monday, 12 September to Friday, 16 September 2022 both in person at the ANU Australian Centre for the Public Awareness of Science and online via Zoom. 

Enrol through Eventbrite now to book your place.

Note: This short course cannot be taken for credit towards an ANU degree. A concurrent for-credit version of the course is available here for postgraduates and here for undergraduates.

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Facilitated by Lawrie Kirk and Matt Nurse