Are you interested in learning how to develop your own professional communication and writing skills in a non-academic environment? Then this workshop is a must for you.
This workshop will cover:
- Understanding what is meant by ‘communication’ in a professional context.
- How academic and professional communication styles differ.
- What practical types of communication you will produce in the workplace and how to produce these.
- The common issues you might come up against when writing in professional contexts.
As part of the workshop, you will undertake an activity to better understand your own communication style. You will also practise adjusting your own communication style to get the right result in different environments and situations.
By the end of the workshop, you will know how to pinpoint breakdowns in team communication, and how to identify and avoid common ‘academic’ communication pitfalls when you move to the workplace.
The CSC’s Leaders in Sustainable Development programme of workshops focus on professional and practical skills and are designed to be interactive, with small groups of Scholars and Fellows taking part in each event.
Before attending the workshop
Attendees should complete the session pre-reading and complete the self-assessment quiz prior to the session.
If you attended the workshop, you can view the workshop slides and access the Engagement and Reflection Log for further learnings.
This workshop will be run by AccessEd, a non-profit organisation aimed at promoting fair access to university for all young people. Alongside running in-school programmes for under-represented pupils, they also work with researchers across the world, training them to focus on outreach and public engagement skills, career readiness, and leadership development.
AccessEd workshops are designed and delivered by qualified teachers and academics with extensive experience of training researchers across the UK and internationally.