Private Workshop: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

November 6-8, 2018 — Please see your agenda for detailed times and locations

A team from the Alda Center will visit the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to help researchers learn to communicate more effectively with people outside their field, including the general public, policy makers, 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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Workshop Instructor(s)
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James Rea


James Rea is a communications coach and consultant who specializes in helping scientists, engineers, and other technical experts reach their key audiences with clear, engaging stories. James started on this path nearly 20 years ago, when he took on a communications role with the U.S. EPA’s Design for the Environment Program. 

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David Calvitto


In addition to his work as an Alda-certified instructor, David is a professional actor and stage director who, like Alan Alda himself, trained in improvisational techniques early in his career. Since joining the Alda Center in 2016, his great passion has been sharing this discipline of personal connection with scientists, doctors, and other professionals to improve communication and understanding while igniting curiosity in the public.