Welcome to the ECCN workshops page. Here, we have compiled materials created for past workshops focused on fostering and promoting science communication, education, collaboration, diversity, equity, and inclusion. Click the title of a workshop to read about it in more detail, as well as access powerpoint slides, handouts, and any other materials you might need to conduct the workshop on your own.

Improving Communication and Collaboration Among Diverse Experts

Toni Klemm & Cait Rottler

This 2-hour workshop (time is flexible) uses the Compass Message Box concept as a framework to teach participants (researchers and stakeholders) through group work how to overcome barriers in collaborating across disciplines and with each other.

Communicating with the Media

Lindsey Middleton & Toni Klemm

In the era of so-called “fake news,” journalists are working harder than ever to report ethically and responsibly on issues of concern. Ultimately, reporters want a story – but how can you prepare yourself for their questions? This workshop, first held in 2016, walks early career scientists through USGS media guidelines and gives them time to practice answering typical media questions.