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Engaging Policymakers Workshop (AAAS-Hosted Virtual Workshop)

A screenshot of a virtual workshop with a small image of the facilitator at the top and a presentation image of the AAAS Public Engagement Framework at the bottom. Photo credit: AAAS

The three-hour Engaging Policymakers workshop illuminates the policy landscape, illustrating where and how policy happens and the many roles scientists and engineers can play in decision-making. Using the AAAS Public Engagement framework as a guide, participants develop an individual engagement goal, strategically identify a target audience and identify key ideas around which to center conversations. Facilitators guide participants through thinking critically about mechanisms for engaging policymakers, encouraging dialogue and evaluating their activity to inform future engagements. Participants analyze a real-world example that informs their engagement plans.

AAAS-Hosted Virtual Workshops start at $125 per person and each workshop is open to the first 30 scientists and engineers who register and pay the registration fee. AAAS-Hosted Virtual Workshops are hosted in GoToTraining. Virtual workshops are interactive and participants have the option, but are not required, to turn on their microphones and cameras during discussions. (Note: The Google Chrome browser is required to participate in breakout group discussions.)

This AAAS-Hosted Virtual Workshop is for individuals seeking science communication and public engagement training. AAAS also offers Institution-Hosted Virtual and In-Person workshops. Learn more on our Host a Workshop page or see our flyer.

Can't make it to this workshop? See our upcoming workshops listed on our Attend a Workshop page and follow @_SciComm on Twitter for announcements about upcoming AAAS-Hosted Virtual Workshops. Visit our About page to learn more about the other types of workshops we offer.

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