Climate communication and communication training for climate researchers, climate communicators and organisations.
Communicating environmental disruption and climate change can be a challenge, especially when you realise that sharing bare facts doesn’t necessarily result in action! We can help you craft, refine and share your message relating to climate change, and if you want to become adept at communicating climate yourself, we can equip you with the skills you need to get your message across.
Professional communication support for your climate-related messages
The world is awash with distractions, competing views and fake news. If you want to talk about your organisation, climate change and social, economic, and environmental impacts, we can help you cut through the communication clutter.
Our team of career journalists, professional writers, and editors use a rigorous, research-based approach to craft clear, fact-checked messages. We conduct interviews, research and dive into data to produce white papers, media reports, online content, presentation material and even speeches that are tailored to the people you want to reach.
We’re not corporate marketers, which means that we can work seamlessly with your in-house marketing and communications specialists to provide them with content and insights that they can share to your most important audiences in the right format, at the right time. Because we know how the media machine works, from the inside and from without, we can provide additional support relating to reaching the press if that’s helpful.
When you are ready to share your message far and wide, we can also offer insights and expertise into how to work with the media, and provide training and one-to-one coaching to ensure that your presentation, speech, and public conversations are polished and professional.
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Climate communication training
Key Messages Workshop
Our messaging workshop will help you put your audience at the heart of your message. We’ll introduce you to simple but practical tools like our key message planner so that you can identify messages that are relevant to the people you want to reach. Then we’ll help you make your messages clear and “sticky” so that you audience understands and remembers your key points. The outcome? A great chance that people will listen, share, and act up on your messages.
This interactive session is lively and fun, and includes useful activities, facilitated group discussions, and breakout sessions to keep folks interested and engaged.
Typically, this session takes 3-4 hours, and can be offered as a virtual, instructor-led session, or as an onsite, instructor-led session.
Practical Skills Workshops
That’s where our practical communication skills workshops come into their own. We offer a number of training topics, all of which build on understanding the audience and knowing key messages. Popular topics include:
- Presentation skills (structure, slides, delivery)
- Public speaking skills (structure, delivery, presence)
- Storytelling skills
- Media awareness and interaction skills
- Elevator pitches
- Poster design
- Designing infographics
- Social media skills
- Crafting a website or blog
- Writing in plain language
- Gamifying your message
Combine our messaging workshop with a single skill, or let’s work together to build a custom workshop that will touch on multiple themes.
All of our training can be delivered online/virtually as well as in-person and onsite (when distance allows). Most can also be offered as either one-off learning events or as a series of bite-sized sessions that are ideal for conferences and masterclasses. Prefer 1-to-1 coaching? We offer that, too.
Semester-long taught programmes
In recent years, we’ve noticed an increased demand for lecture series and taught programmes that focus on the science of science communication and how to communicate climate change and its impacts.
As a result we now offer semester-long climate communication programmes that allow students to develop an understanding of why bare facts seldom shift ingrained behaviors, and to give them a toolbox of practical communication skills that they can use to communicate climate, societal and environmental disruption, clearly, authentically, and effectively.
We take a flexible approach to designing this teaching series. We can work with you to define a syllabus, we can offer you ideas from previous teaching positions, or we can co-create the programme with students in our first day together to make sure that the programme meets their needs.
We offer our teaching programmes online using virtual tools like Zoom, although if you are based within easy reach of Innsbruck, we may be able to offer onsite teaching, too.
Not seeing what you need?
If you’re not sure what you need, or you’ve taken a look at our workshops and want something a little bit different, let’s have a conversation. We work with a wide range of organisations and often create customised workshops to meet niche requirements.
To make things simple, why not book a 30 minute call directly into our calendar? We’d love to hear more about your goals and help you explore your options and what approaches might serve you best.