[Coral-List] Special Coral Reef Communication Workshop

Peter Sale sale at uwindsor.ca
Sat Sep 19 19:47:02 UTC 2020

Steve, and listers,
Just wanted to endorse your advertised course (or rather Randy Olson's advertised course) being offered through Nova U.  The art of communication is unfortunately not routinely considered an important part of graduate education in the sciences.  We all assume we somehow know how to communicate our science, but the fact is many of us are abysmal at doing so.  Don't believe me?  Pick up the average journal and read the average article.  Mind-numbing in most instances, yet it should not be that way.

The ABT Framework has helped me and lots of others become better at telling the stories of our research.  And Randy Olson produces a great course.

As Steve wrote in his recent post here:
"The course is online and open to graduate students, professors, NGO professionals, government scientists, and policymakers whose work involves coral reefs. The course includes ten one-hour sessions and Working Circles exercises that apply the ABT tools to participant projects. Active participation is required. The course will be offered M-W-F (1600 -1700 EST) November 2 to 23, 2020. The first half of each hour is a presentation. The second half is interactive with Dr. Olson as he works individually with participants on the ABT Build Process to help strengthen your narratives.

"If you want to participate, please send an application to Dr. Steven Miller (smiller at nova.edu<mailto:smiller at nova.edu>) by October 9, 2020. Space is limited. Please include the following information in a PDF document:
  *   Name
  *   Affiliation (graduate students, please include the name of your major professor)
  *   Address
  *   Email
  *   Telephone Number
  *   Include a short one-paragraph explanation about why you want to take the ABT Narrative Template Course.

While the course is free if your application is accepted, a tax-deductible donation of $100 or $200 is appreciated - but is not required. Please donate online at https://realizingpotential.nova.edu/give/index.html and select the Halmos College. In the Comments Section, please add that the donation is for the Coral Reef ABT Framework Course."

Peter Sale
University of Windsor (Emeritus)
sale at uwindsor.ca<mailto:sale at uwindsor.ca>

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