2020-21 – Zoom, T4

Fourth Training Session: Theory and Practice of Communicating at the Science-Policy Interface

The Inspire4Nature training sessions are cross-project opportunities to learn about key concepts related to the science-policy interface in biodiversity conservation, to develop new skills and for establishing collaborations between the fellows. The fourth training session takes place remotely and is structured into four modules, as detailed below.

Module 1 - From a scientific paper to the news

Teachers

Ana Rodrigues, Mike Hoffmann, Monni Bohm

Fellows
  Theory Practice Tutor
Shawn Yes No
Marie-Morgane Yes Yes Mike
Kathrin Yes Yes Monni
Scott Yes No
Martin Yes Yes Ana
João Yes Yes Mike
Carmen Yes Yes Mike
Pauline Yes Yes Monni
Ivon Yes Yes Ana
Sean Yes Yes Monni
Gonzalo Yes No
Maria Yes No
Konstantina Yes Yes Monni
Matt Yes Yes Ana
Training goals
  • Develop general skills for communicating about scientific results to a broad, non-specialised, audience
  • Understand the pathway for communicating about scientific research via a press release, with the final aim of reaching the mainstream media
  • Learn how to write an effective press release
Module structure and timeline
  1. Course [3 hours, zoom] – 23 September 2020 – available HERE
  2. Fellows’ independent work – from 23 September to 15 December. Steps:
    • Draft a press release , either based on a paper you are working on or a published paper of your interest.
    • Ask another fellow to review your first draft.
    • Send second draft + paper on which it is based to your tutor: by 13 November (Tutor sends back comments within a week).
    • Send third draft to your tutor: by 27 November (Tutor sends back comments within a week).
    • Send final piece to Pauline: by 11 December (Pauline will upload to the intranet).
    • Read other fellows’ press releases: by 15 December
  3. Final discussion meeting [2 hours, zoom] – 16 Dec – 11h-13h French Time
    Meeting with fellows & teachers to exchange about results, difficulties, lessons learnt…

For examples of Press Releases, see:

Fellows’ Press releases

You can find here the press releases of the fellows who participated in the practical part of module 1.

Feedback

You can find here the results of the questionnaire assessing the level of satisfaction of the fellows regarding module 1.

Module 2 - Giving a presentation

Teachers

Mike Hoffmann, Monni Bohm, Ana Rodrigues

Fellows
  Theory Practice Tutor
Shawn Yes Yes Ana
Marie-Morgane Yes Yes Monni
Kathrin Yes Yes Mike
Scott Yes Yes Ana
Martin Yes Yes Monni
João Yes Yes Mike
Prabhat
Yes
Yes
Ana
Carmen Yes Yes Monni
Pauline Yes Yes Mike
Ivon Yes Yes Ana
Sean Yes Yes Monni
Gonzalo Yes Yes Mike
Maria Yes Yes Ana
Konstantina Yes Yes Monni
Matt Yes No
Clare
Yes
Yes
Mike
Training goals
  • Develop general skills for communicating about scientific results to a wide diversity of audiences
  • Learn how to structure your presentation according to the duration and the audience
  • Practical tips and tricks for giving an engaging presentation
Module structure and timeline
  1. Course [3 hours, zoom] – 8 Jan 14h-17h (Paris Time)
    Mike’s presentation, Part 1 (Presentation Basics: Contents, Story, Delivery)
    Mike’s presentation, Part 2 (Timing, Slides, Presenting in the time of covid; Getting your talk accepted)
    Exercise: give feedback on a previous presentation by Mike (see on youtube) by filling this questionnaire
  2. Fellows’ independent work – from 8-20 January
    Each fellow prepares a 15 mins presentation for the General Assembly
  3. General Assembly [2 days, zoom] – 21-22 Jan
  4. Feedback to fellows regarding their presentation
    By the tutors, and by the other fellows.
  5. Final discussion [2 hours, zoom] – 25January 14h-16h (Paris time)
    Meeting with fellows & teachers to exchange about results, difficulties, lessons learnt…
Feedback

You can find here the results of the questionnaire assessing the level of satisfaction of the fellows regarding module 2.

Module 3 - Interviewing and being interviewed

Details to follow

Module 4 - Individual project

Details to follow