Event Details
Event Title Researcher Appreciation Week - Creating Connections Workshop, presented by the Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science
Location Virtual
Sponsor UNC Network for Research Professionals
Date/Time 05/20/2022 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Cutoff Date 05/19/2022 Must register before this date
For more information, contact the event administrator: Emily Olsson emolsson@unc.edu
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"Creating Connections: An Introduction to the Alda Method" is a two-hour live, online workshop designed to help scientists and researchers learn to engage and inspire diverse audiences through effective communication, with a particular focus on virtual interactions. Participants will learn how to balance being prepared with responding in the moment to address questions. The program emphasizes universal communication strategies, including avoiding jargon, and technical skills for creating engagement online, including camera angles and sound levels.

This is not your standard communication training...the workshop combines group and partner exercises with audience-centered messaging tools to help researchers speak about their science in a way that builds trust and inspires listeners. It is an experience like no other that allows participants to engage with their colleagues and Alda Center faculty to focus on listening, connecting, and knowing your audience. This is a collaborative experience; participants will need to have cameras and microphones on and be ready to participate in a virtual session like no other!

This event is pending approval for contact hours of clinical research education for maintenance of ACRP’s CCRC®, CCRA®, CPI® or ACRP-CP® certification designations.
Event activities are geared toward Career Research Professionals (e.g. coordinators/project managers, etc, with several years' experience) and Research Faculty (any career level) working on complex projects or in technical therapeutic areas.
UNC - Chapel Hill