Communications Training Workshop for Faculty Oct. 13

Program trains faculty on how to communicate effectively

Duke’s Office of News & Communications (ONC) is enhancing the communications workshops it offers each year to faculty and other campus community members.

A workshop -- “Public Communications for Scholars” -- will be held from 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 13. The session will open with comments from Provost Sally Kornbluth on why it is important for scholars to communicate. Participants will also learn how to navigate the modern communications landscape; how to communicate about scholarly work to non-academic audiences, and where on campus to turn for help.

There will also be a panel discussion featuring Fuqua School professor Gavan Fitzsimons and Nicholas School associate professor Heather Stapleton, who use a range of communications tools to support their work.

This workshop will be held in Room 0013 Westbrook, in the newer section of the Divinity School. Please RSVP by clicking here. This course will be offered again during the spring semester.

Two more in-depth workshops will be held later this fall. One will focus on how to prepare for interviews and other engagement with reporters and ways to be more visible in the media. The other workshop will concentrate on online tools and social media channels to support your scholarly identity.

In the spring, there will be an in-depth workshop on how faculty can effectively promote their scholarship through opinion articles, commentary and essays. Another course will cover strategies and tactics for introducing and building support for scholarship in a variety of settings, including at professional conferences and via Congressional testimony.

Space is limited for the Oct. 13 introductory course, so please RSVP by Oct. 10.