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The UCAR-NCAR Communicating Science Program is holding a media workshop, "Science: Becoming the Messenger" the morning of February 20, 2014 at FL2 Large Auditorium (Room 1022) and the afternoon of February 20, 2014 and February 21, 2014 at Center Green.
This program is developed to enable staff at all levels and classifications involved in science communication to develop improved skills and capacity to interact with the media. The program involves participants grouping into small teams who work through a series of media activities, including the use of PowerPoint, video preparation and messaging, and blogging.
The session is conducted by three accomplished communicators and trainers--former PBS executive Dan Agan, bestselling science author Chris Mooney and Emmy award winning television producer Joe Schreiber.
It will also include participation from the UCAR Communications Unit and E&O.
*The session is broken into two distinct parts over two days:*
* Day 1: has a limit of 120 participants and would combine in-depth instruction in communications planning, design, and implementation with ample coaching sessions in which the workshop’s expert leaders work directly with participants to craft their communications strategies and messages.
* Day 2: is by invitation only and limited to ~15 participants that UCAR/NCAR would select to participate in a more intensive, personal training experience. These attendees would receive one-on-one mentoring in message and presentation design and delivery, and coaching in the nuances and techniques of media interviews.
If interested in attending Day 2, please complete the questions where indicated on the registration form.
*Note: There are a limited number of seats available for Day 1. These will be allocated primarily on a first-come basis, so register early to ensure attendance. Also all participants must commit to the full day as each session builds on the other.
*You can register at the website below. **The registration deadline is Tuesday, February 18, 2014.
*We hope to see you there!