This course is designed to help environmental professionals develop and improve specific communication skills that will more effectively deliver regulatory, and/or scientific, technical information and ideas.
Effective and professional communication and public presentation skills are critical to the success of today’s environmental professionals, in every field. Each professional is expected to deliver clear information, but in order to be truly effective, he or she must also tell a story that engages and informs the audience by imparting a powerful message that compels them to take action and initiate change.
Through a team-based, interactive, accelerated learning format, each participant will develop his or her own personal communication and storytelling style by weaving themed, technical content with an intentional message. In combining these important skills, each participant will learn how to present a story that delivers the most powerful and compelling information that will engage and resonate with their audience.
Each session is geared to the interests and instructional needs of the participants and the group as a whole. The course work applies the most current ideas in effective oral communication techniques, with individual and group practice sessions reinforcing the skills presented.
Participants will receive a pre-course packet with an introduction to accelerated learning philosophy and methods, a course outline and references to familiarize them with the course content. In order to customize the course to the needs of participants, each participant will be asked to answer a short survey that will allow the instructor to tailor the course material to be uniquely relevant to the individuals, organizations and groups represented in the class.
What Participants will learn
Designing and delivering environmental information platforms
Identifying your unique presentation voice and presentation style
Communicating more effectively to a wide variety of audiences
Crafting stories and messages that get heard
Managing public speaking fears and phobias
Utilizing media and the newest presentation software
|"Anyone who has to present information to any audience would benefit from the information and processes taught in this class." B. Nabhan, December 2013|
*Reduced tuition is available to employees of Native American tribes, government agencies, nonprofits, students and NAEP members.
You may register online or by calling the Northwest Environmental Training Center at (425) 270-3274. Online registration is strongly encouraged.
Please wait to receive a course confirmation email, roughly one month prior to the class, before making any travel arrangements.