A team from the Alda Center will visit North Carolina A & T State University to help researchers learn to communicate more effectively with people outside their field, including the general public, policymakers, the media, students, potential employers or funders, and prospective collaborators in other disciplines. Through discussion and practice, we will focus on fundamental skills — knowing your audience, connecting with your audience, and speaking clearly and conversationally about your work and why it matters. This event is private, with participation by invitation only.
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Carolyn, based in New York City, is an historical marine ecologist, an award-winning professional contemporary dancer, and an Alda-certified instructor with the Alda Center at Stony Brook University who leads workshops across the United States. A member of the Alda Center team since 2015, she thoroughly enjoys using her scientist and artist halves to encourage others to more broadly, confidently, and creatively communicate their expertise. Carolyn works as an independent researcher and consultant on various projects that focus on the history of our shorelines and the impact of our changing climate.
Along with his work as an Alda-certified instructor, Terry’s theater background spans a career of 50 years. As the founder of Brooklyn’s Irondale Ensemble, he has taught hundreds of actors and non-actors to use improvisation as a tool of enhanced communication; building bridges that help us better understand each other. Aside from his continued work on stage, he can be sometimes be seen on TV. Terry also created To Protect, Serve and Understand, an improv training program for New York City police officers, to help them communicate more effectively with community members.