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Climate Conversations

Combatting climate change isn't easy. Talking about it can help.

person talking with their handsClimate scientists, researchers and advocates are on the front lines of understanding climate change, and inspiring others to help build a safer, more just future.

In sharing climate science and encouraging others to act and adapt to climate change, experts need to be prepared to engage with others in work that can be emotionally fraught and highly politicized. 

These conversations aren't simple exchanges of data and information.

Explore Climate Conversations Online

3-Hour Alda Center Workshop

Designed for up to 20 participants

During the live, online workshop, participants will learn to recognize their audiences' perspectives and adapt their messages respectfully and empathically, to help build trust and mutual understanding.

This highly interactive and experiential program will empower scientists, researchers, climate justice advocates and policymakers to engage effectively with other scientists, government officials, members of the media, students and the public. Participants will leave with necessary and effective tools and strategies to meet their communication goals and build trust with others.

Together, we can work to adapt to the most pressing problem facing our society and our planet.

We are Booking Now for Fall 2021

A Unique Approach to Communication Training

The hallmark of the Alda Center's program is the Alda Method. Its combination of improvisational theater exercises and message-design strategies creates an experience that can shift scientists' focus away from technical details and jargon. Instead, the Alda Method helps researchers recognize pieces of their audiences' world views, and find ways to fit their work into a broader context. Doing so builds trust and long-lasting understanding, which in turn reveals the wonder and necessity of science and research.

Program participants should expect a fully immersive experience. Movement, laughter, and engaging conversations with peers and Alda-certified instructors are fundamental parts of the workshop.

18,000 people have learned to build trust and create engagement

Through Alda Center professional development workshops, thousands have adopted strategies to foster mutual trust, empower authentic interpersonal connections, and invite others to share in the wonder and joy of science.

Join them.