Alda Center programs empower clear and vivid communication for organizations and individuals.
Individuals who want to improve how they share their work, collaborate with their colleagues, and communicate with different audiences should explore our New York City-based workshops, also called Immersions.
Nearly every month, our Alda-certified instructors host one of the Alda Center’s communication workshops in New York City. These workshops, founded in the Alda Method, are the same programs our instructors offer to organizations, including NASA, Yale University, the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, and hundreds of others.
People from all over the country and world are invited to apply to attend the workshop of their choice.
January 9 - 10, 2020
March 12 - 13, 2020
October 22 - 23, 2020
This two-day workshop is designed to empower scientists and other researchers to share their work and explain its significance to a wide variety of audiences, without ever “dumbing it down.”
With a focus on empathy and building common ground with an audience, this program allows researchers to connect with people as individuals, and begin to empower their audiences to engage in meaningful ways with scientific knowledge and discovery.
December 6, 2019 (Workshop full; registration closed)
March 6, 2020
November 13, 2020
This one-day workshop is designed to empower women and their allies to navigate the dynamics of traditionally male-dominated fields, and give them additional resources to continue to change the prevailing culture of those fields.
April 27 - 28, 2020
September 24 - 25, 2020
This two-day workshop helps healthcare professionals refocus their energies, reconnect with their passion for the work, and build strong professional relationships with their colleagues.
During the program, healthcare teams learn to use empathy to communicate clearly and vividly with each other. Effective and empathetic communication helps to reduce stress and improve morale for each individual on the team, preventing burnout and ultimately improving patient care.
The School of Medicine, State University of New York at Stony Brook, is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The School of Medicine, State University of New York at Stony Brook, designates this live activity for a maximum of 11 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits. Physicians should only claim the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
All those in control of CME content are expected to disclose any relevant financial relationship with a commercial interest (defined as any entity producing,marketing, re-selling, or distributing health care goods or services consumed by, or used on, patients) that relates to the content that will be discussed in the educational presentation. All commercial relationships that create a conflict with the planners, speakers, author’s control of content must be resolved before the educational activity occurs.
Alda Center workshops encourage clear and vivid communication through empathy and mutual understanding.
The Alda Method blends improvisational theater exercises with message-design techniques to offer a unique professional development experience and empower program participants to communicate effectively and meaningfully with a wide variety of audiences.
Our workshops are created and designed by social scientists and theater professionals, and all of our curricula are informed by the latest research in academic journals.