The Alda-Kavli Learning Center

Welcome to the Alda Kavli Learning Center! With support from The Kavli Foundation, we aim to serve as the preeminent online learning resource for science communication. Today, as never before, scientists and science-oriented professionals recognize the urgency of communicating science to diverse constituencies. Policy makers, funders, scholars and scientists working across disciplines are seeking the skills needed to bring scientific research and findings to different communities.

As a result, demand for training in the Alda Method® is on the rise: we have witnessed a consistent increase in requests for communication training. The establishment of the Alda-Kavli Learning Center enables us to address this increased demand by providing online learning opportunities that supplement in-person training. This supports the Alda Center’s mission to train a growing number of scientists around the world and to provide workshop alumni with continuing learning experiences that deepen and expand the investment they have already made in their communication skills.

A Message from Alan Alda

Navigating the Site

Learn

Sign up for an online learning experience to focus on a specific communication challenge and to polish your skills. Have an idea for a useful online learning event? Please contact us.

Explore

Browse this section for examples of science communication in action (#scicomm News), upcoming events from the Alda Center and our science communication partners (#scicomm Events) and the latest research in science communication (#scicomm Research).

Practice with Peers

If you've participated in one of our online or in-person workshops, join our alumni groups on Facebook or LinkedIn (Online Communities). Another great way to practice your skills is by watching the archived webinars to learn by observing. For help with specific skills or circumstances, contact us for Coaching.