Communications Toolkit for Academics

Workshop Registration

CABS offers monthly workshops to give MSU academics the foundations needed to communicate research and scholarly work in a succinct and public manner, as well as providing tools and hands-on exercises to help refine communications skills.

In Spring 2018, there will be four different workshop topics in the Communicating Beyond Journals and Peers series.   

  1. An Introduction to Public Communication. The workshop provides a broad overview of the foundations needed to communicate your research and scholarly work in a succinct and public manner, as well as providing tools and exercises to help refine your communications skills.
    Presenters: 

    John BesleyAssociate Professor and Ellis N. Brandt Chair in Public Relations
    Sheril Kirshenbaum, host of MSU's Our Table, executive director of ScienceDebate

    DATES (all sessions are identical)
    Thursday, February 8      9am - noon
    Tuesday, March 13          9am - noon
    For more workshop details and registration click here


  2. Your Online Presence. This workshop will demonstrate the value of having an online presence, walk you through the beginning steps of designing a professional website, and discuss how to use social media in an academic world.  
    Presenters:

    Scott SchopierayAssistant Dean, Academic and Research Technology, College of Arts and Letters
    Kristen MapesDigital Humanities Coordinator, College of Arts and  Letters

    DATES (all sessions are identical)
    Tuesday, February 20    1 - 4pm
    Wednesday, March 21   1 - 4pm - FULL
    For more workshop details and registration click here


  3. Communicating Complicated Stuff - A Writing Workshop. This hands-on writing workshop helps academics translate their research for a general interest audience. Participants will learn written and verbal techniques for simplifying, clarifying, translating and communicating complicated topics. 
    Presenter: David PoulsonSenior Associate Director, MSU Knight Center for Environmental Journalism
    DATES (all sessions are identical)
    Friday, February 23  9 - 10:30am
    Friday, March 23      9 - 10:30am 
    For more workshop details and registration click here 

  4. Media Training. The workshop will provide academics with techniques and tips for doing media interviews, and will include an interview practice session. 
    Presenter: 
    Andy Corner, Professor of Practice in the Department of Advertising + Public Relations, College of Communications Arts and Sciences

    THIS WORKSHOP HAS BEEN CANCELED. SORRY FOR ANY INCONVENIENCE. STAY TUNED FOR FUTURE SESSIONS. 

     

    Once you are registered, more details will be sent to you closer to the event. Please plan to arrive 15 minutes early for check-in and refreshments. 

 

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