Upcoming workshop! Speaking of Research

January 9, 2018 by   |   Leave a Comment

Upcoming workshop presented by Speaking of Research!

Date: Thursday, January 11, 2017
Time: 9:00am-1:00pm. Light breakfast at 8:30am. Lunch is provided.
Cost: Free to UVA Faculty Members
Location: OpenGrounds
1400 University Ave on the UVA Corner, between the UVA Center for Global Health and UVA Women’s Center, across from The White Spot restaurant.
Parking is available at the Corner Parking Lot, 1501 University Avenue; or the 14th Street Parking Garage, 104 14th Street NW


“This is the best workshop I have attended at UVA!”
Do people understand your research when you talk about it? You’re an expert researcher; are you also an expert communicator? Have you experienced the glazed eye response from congressional panels, conference attendees, funding organizations, or students? If so, perhaps you could use a communication update.

Join us for the second offering of UVA’s “Speaking of Research” communication workshop. You will learn straightforward techniques to communicate your research to any audience. Sessions will allow you to practice speaking about your research in an engaged and supportive environment. Attendees at our first session agreed: “All research faculty should take this workshop!!!”

The workshop will include:
• Small group activities
• Short, in-session exercises to help assess, speak to and motivate non-specialist audiences
• Small group coaching feedback sessions on your current three-minute research pitch
• Key concepts and tools you can use to communicate your research more effectively to multiple audiences

Workshop sessions are designed to help you:
• Fine tune your audience analysis skills
• Minimize jargon and maximize message impact
• Design messages audiences will hear, understand and act upon
• Practice, practice, practice—with session coaches and inter-/intra-disciplinary peers

This event is co-sponsored by the Office of the Vice President for Research and the Faculty Development Office in the School of Medicine.

Instructors and Facilitators
Kristen Atkins, M.D. Department of Pathology, Residency Program Director
Amy Clobes, Ph.D. SEAS, Assistant Director of Graduate Education
Janet Cross, Ph.D. SOM, Assistant Dean for Graduate Research and Training & Department of Pathology
Jane Fletcher Alumni Association
Marlit Hayslett SEAS, Dean’s Office, Director of Research Messaging
Mike Hilinski, Ph.D. CLAS, Chemistry, Assistant Professor
Rebecca Latimer, Ph.D. VPR, Research Program Officer
Marcia Pentz McIntire School of Commerce, Assistant Professor, Management Communication

Questions or need more information?
CONTACT Marlit Hayslett,

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