Explore Alda Online

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Alda Online offers a series of three-hour modules, each designed to help you achieve your communication goals.

These online programs continue the Alda Center’s commitment to experiential learning, using message-design strategies and improvisational theater exercises.

As meetings, conversations and collaborations move to digital platforms, our expert instructors can show you how you can build connections, share your work, and respond authentically to your audience.

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Sharing Science Online 

In this 3-hour program, you will deepen your understanding of the fundamental communication principles you learned during your in-person Alda Center training, and explore how to adapt them to build online engagement. If it’s been a while since you worked with the Alda Center, we recommend that you start your online learning journey here.

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Preparing for Media Interviews 

If one of your goals is sharing your work through the media, this three-hour program will prepare you to succeed in an interview. Interviews require an ability to improvise while staying true to your core message; this session will help you achieve that balance with practice and feedback from your peers.

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Advocating for Yourself through Negotiation

As a scientist, like most other professionals, you need to know how to negotiate and be prepared to ask for what you need and want, and engage fully in the challenge of advocating for your goals. In this three-hour module, you will learn to practice and approach negotiation thoughtfully and empathically.

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Building Bridges: Connecting Science and Policy

Quite often, public policy is built on scientific understanding. This three-hour module will help researchers learn to effectively engage and work alongside policymakers at all levels of government.

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Communicating Your Science to Improve Public Health Literacy

Scientific research and discovery hold significant implications for public health promotion. This three-hour module is designed for scientists in medical research-related fields and similar areas who seek to share their expertise to improve public health literacy among members of the general public. This program will help you learn to share your work in ways that enable others to make informed health decisions, based on scientific information they encounter in the media.

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If you're participating in an Alda Online workshop, you can access your workshop materials here.