Communicating Climate Change: Effective skills for engaging stakeholders, partners and the public
This training series will help you develop concrete solutions and strategies for your climate communication and outreach work and includes two stand-alone workshops held both in the San Francisco Bay and Monterey Bay areas. The first workshop in the series was held on February 4 & 6, 2014. You don’t need to have attended these workshops in order to attend the second workshop.
Workshop #2: Climate Engagement Strategies and Problem Solving
Join environmental communication expert Cara Pike for an in-depth training in public engagement best practices for climate change. Participants will have an opportunity to design strategies for reaching and motivating target audiences, and be part of a unique problem-solving approach where a common public engagement challenge is tackled collaboratively.
Who Should Attend?
People working in climate change planning or communications, such as coastal resource managers, planners, scientists, consultants, interpreters and regulatory agency staff are welcome to attend.
San Francisco Bay NERR
March 4, 2014
Elkhorn Slough NERR
March 6, 2014
· Participants will improve their understanding of engagement challenges for communicating climate change to diverse audiences
· Participants will improve their understanding of a variety of solutions to engagement challenges
· Participants will create a list of strategies for engaging their specific audience
· Participants will map opportunities for coordinating outreach efforts among fellow participants
Most Americans accept the reality of climate disruption and climate impacts are beginning to act as a wake-up call for many. Engaging key stakeholders and the public in preparing for and reducing the risks from these impacts is essential. This engagement requires approaches that recognize how people process risk, such as the importance of values, identities, and peer groups. Join environmental communication expert Cara Pike for an in-depth training in public engagement best practices for climate change. Participants will have an opportunity to design strategies for reaching and motivating target audiences, and be part of a unique problem-solving approach where a common public engagement challenge is tackled collaboratively.
This one-day workshop will be held in two locations, the registration fee is $60 for either, and includes your attendance in a follow-up webinar that will take place on March 19, 2014 more details to follow. The fee also includes lunch and materials.
Workshop locations and times:
Elihu Harris State Building, Room 2
1515 Clay St.
9:00am – 5:00pm
Elkhorn Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve
1700 Elkhorn Road
Important Registration and Payment Details – Deadline extended to February 24, 2014!
Please note, you must pre-register, and we must receive your payment no later than 5 p.m. on February 24, 2013 for us to reserve a spot for you at the workshop. Your registration will not be completed without payment received by this date. Please pay by credit card from this site or, if sending a check, make it payable to Elkhorn Slough Foundation.
Elkhorn Slough Foundation
ATTN: Virginia Guhin
1700 Elkhorn Road
Watsonville, CA 95076
We will email you a confirmation and receipt after we have received your payment. Agendas and course logistics will be posted on websites and emailed to registrants.
We cannot refund any of your registration fee if you cancel after February 24, 2013, 5 p.m. Cancellation before this date results in our refunding all but a $10 processing fee. Registration is non-transferable; we do not allow people to ‘trade’ their registration, even with people in the same organization. We reserve the right to cancel the workshop before February 13, 2014 in which case you will be refunded the full amount. We do not allow third party registration as our registration process is email sensitive and important information may be lost.
**Note that credits will be available for continuing education through the American Planning Association – let us know if you would like to receive such credit!
Follow-up Webinar – March 19 from 10:00am-11:30am (for all workshop attendees) additional details will be emailed to registered attendees and shared at workshop. This workshop is complementary to the February 4 and February 6 training (Communicating Climate Change: Effective skills for engaging stakeholders, partners and the public.)
Questions? Contact us.
Heidi Nutters: (415) 338- 3511 or [email protected]
Virginia Guhin: (831) 274-8700 or [email protected]