Capacity Building for Public Communication
There are a variety of workshops, group training sessions and individual office hours offered by units across UC Davis, designed to improve communication with public audiences. Topics range from media training to social media standards to making scientific research accessible, dates and cost may vary. If you know of additional resources we should be promoting, or have an idea for a workshop or training you'd like to discuss, email email@example.com to let us know!
Faculty and Staff Communication Training
Provided by UC Davis Strategic Communication, in this half-day workshop, you’ll learn the basics of crafting your message with a focus on hands-on practice in conversations with media, policymakers, funders, donors, alumni and other public audiences. This training is held at Mrak Hall the first Friday of every month 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The cost is $100, which is recharged to the faculty/staff member’s appointed department of choice. The training is open to faculty first, with a limit of 10 participants per workshop.
Office of Research Communication Training
Effective communication is essential to maximizing the impact of your research. The ability to effectively transfer insight and inspire action requires understanding how to frame your message so that it resonates with your target audience and how to provide the right mechanisms to deliver it. The following recordings offer training sessions provided by the Scientists for Public Engagement and Knowledge (SPEAK) program.
Student Affairs Marketing and Communications
Student Affairs Marketing and Communications (SAMC) is here to provide strategic support or consultation for marketing, communications and branding projects across the Division of Student Affairs. If you need consultation or advice on any projects, channels or initiatives, you can sign up for individual office hours for design, content, social media, web or general outreach strategies using our office hours form.
SciComm Faculty Training Program
The SciComm program features a series of workshops, led by science communicators with experience talking about their research in effective and compelling ways. The workshops are designed to provide the tools necessary to improve the communication of science to the general public, scientists, and students alike.
A team of friendly neighborhood scientists passionate about making science accessible to the general public. We aim to cultivate a community of science communicators at UC Davis dedicated to making scientific research accessible, relevant, and interesting to everyone.