Science Policy Workshop Series

Session 1: A Beginner's Guide to SciPol and Advocacy

April 7, 2022 6-7 pm on Zoom

Speakers: Jennifer Zeitzer & Yvette R. Seger, FASEB

Jennifer and Yvette will provide an introduction into science policy and advocacy. This will provide attendees with a better understanding of what science policy is, how it impacts their lives both personally and professionally, and how to get involved. This session will also cover the power of advocacy. Attendees will learn how to be effective advocates for their professions and the topics important to their communities.

View the recording here.

Session 2: The Midwest Academy Strategy Chart: A Tool for Advocacy

April 14, 2022 6-7 pm on Zoom

Speaker: Jennifer Zeitzer, FASEB

In the second session, we will take a deeper dive into advocacy with Jennifer Zeitzer and learn the strategy of effective advocacy.  This session will provide the framework and skills for critically assessing how to achieve your goals.  Whether you’re new to advocacy or looking to sharpen and expand your skills, this training will provide the foundation for successful activism. 

Session 3: Building Trust Through Local Policy Engagement

April 21, 2022 6-7 pm on Zoom

Speaker: Chris Jackson, Engineers and Scientists Acting Locally (ESAL)

This session will cover civic engagement and provide an introductory overview of local government structures and the opportunities for individuals with technical backgrounds to get involved. Attendees will have the opportunity to get hands-on practice identifying local issues by exploring their city, county, or state website. Additionally, this training will  provide valuable information on how to effectively engage with both the general public and local leaders and rebuild public trust in expert opinion through civic engagement.

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