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NRP: Creating Connections Workshop

May 20, 2022 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm


UNC Researcher Appreciation Week 2022

In celebration of the NRP’s 10th Anniversary and Clinical Trials Day 2022, we are pleased to offer several events and education sessions in appreciation of everything you do!

Creating Connections Workshop: Presented by the Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science

“Creating Connections: An Introduction to the Alda Method” is a two-hour live, online workshop designed to help scientists and researchers learn to engage and inspire diverse audiences through effective communication, with a particular focus on virtual interactions. Participants will learn how to balance being prepared with responding at the moment to address questions. The program emphasizes universal communication strategies, including avoiding jargon, and technical skills for creating engagement online, including camera angles and sound levels.

This is not your standard communication training…the workshop combines group and partner exercises with audience-centered messaging tools to help researchers speak about their science in a way that builds trust and inspires listeners. It is an experience like no other that allows participants to engage with their colleagues and Alda Center faculty to focus on listening, connecting, and knowing their audience. This is a collaborative experience; participants will need to have cameras and microphones on and be ready to participate in a virtual session like no other!

Event activities are geared toward Career Research Professionals (e.g. coordinators/project managers, etc, with several years’ experience) and Research Faculty (any career level) working on complex projects or in technical therapeutic areas. Please come prepared with a specific project or scientific/research focus for the workshop.

To learn more about NRP Researcher Appreciation Week and its other events, please click here. If you have any questions regarding this event, please contact Emily Olsson at


May 20, 2022
10:00 am - 12:00 pm


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Emily Olsson
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