The Optimizing Communication Workshop has been developed to
increase the communication awareness and effectiveness of non-native
English-speaking junior scientists for a range of everyday communication
challenges typically encountered, e.g. explaining problems and progress
with their research project, outlining research priorities and future direction,
interacting better and more constructively ìn meetings as well as responding
to and giving criticism.
To this end, participants will have their individual communication patterns
reviewed and body language analyzed as a starting point to optimize
individual communication styles. Next, they will be coached on how to
master and implement a comprehensive and broad range of essential
communication tools and practical strategies to enable them to better
interact with and react to peers and supervisors.
To facilitate the skills development and building process, the workshop
is highly practice-oriented. In addition to a range of tried-and-tested
interactive exercises, individual case histories of the participants will be
addressed and suitable, workable strategies sought together.
> By the end of the workshop participants will be able to:
• Identify and correct individual elements of weak communication
• Implement strategies to effectively communicate their results
• Enhance their overall communication effectiveness