Whether you want training for large groups of ECRs or one-one bespoke training for research leaders, we can help.
We run a range of forums and workshops where we bring your audience to you. Previous guests have included former ministerial advisors and patient advocates; commercialisation advisors and farming advisors; as well as journalists from Channel 7, Channel 10, The Age, The Herald, Sun and 3AW.
Book now for a one-day media and communication training workshop in Melbourne, Sydney, Adelaide, Perth, Canberra and Townsville. Cost is $800 pp + GST
Book a forum to introduce researchers to a topic or audience. Suitable for 10 to 100 participants and they run for 90 minutes. Cost is $2,000 plus travel. Topics include:
- Make Your Pitch: learn what makes a good pitch, write one, present and get feedback.
- Meet the media: panel discussion with TV, radio and print journalists.
- Talking science with business and government: panel discussion with business and government advisors.
- Develop an online profile: Run as two 90-minute sessions. The first introduces researchers who have built strong personal profiles. The second sessions walks through the steps to develop a personal profile: websites/Twitter accounts, Facebook profiles. It covers why do you want a profile, who are your communities of interest and keeping out of trouble.
- Pictures and videos: How to create compelling vision to support your media and online activities. Varied from 90-minutes to half day to full day.
- Media & communication training: a one-day intensive workshop with journalists and practice interviews for small groups of up to 14 participants. $800 a place, with workshops coming up in Melbourne, Sydney, Adelaide, Perth, Canberra and Townsville. Or we can come in-house for $8,000.
- Bespoke training for research leaders: media intensives and executive training.
What do our media training courses cover?
This practical workshop will help you:
- know what to expect when the media does a story
- practise your interview techniques with working journalists
- get your message out as accurately as possible
Specific topics include:
- what makes a good TV, radio or print story
- how to take control of the media agenda
- making the big announcement
- what to do when a journalist knocks on your door
- handling difficult questions
- organising a good media release
- in the hot seat – interview practise with working journalists.
The workshop objectives are:
- to understand the media and how it operates
- to develop some skills and confidence in dealing with media interviews
- to apply principles of message-design to media management.
The workshop evaluation is:
- reaction-based – workshop feedback sheet provided at end of workshop and results collated
- learning – assessment of learning on an individual basis is provided throughout the workshop by both oral and written feedback
- behavioural – individual feedback provided as skills are practised in the workshop, plus individual feedback forms.