Climate Change: Effective Communication Course

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Climate Change: Effective Communication Course

Time: June 2, 2010 from 10am to 4pm
Location: St. Ethelburga’s
Street: 78 Bishopsgate
City/Town: London EC2N 4AG
Website or Map: http://www.talkaction.org
Phone: 020 7324 4774
Event Type: training
Organized By: Talk Action
Latest Activity: May 20, 2010

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Climate Change: Effective Communication Course (London 2010)

A course designed for professionals and individuals active on climate change who want to communicate their message confidently and effectively.

Friday July 2nd 2010
10:00-16:00
St. Ethelburga’s 78 Bishopsgate, London EC2N 4AG

‘Very Informative, thought provoking and valuable event.’
Cameron Adams (The Environment Agency)

“I’d recommend this course to anyone wishing to engage people on climate change.”
Simon Mills (City of London)

“A really useful source of hints and tips for communicating to diverse audiences with confidence.”
David Walton (Suffolk Climate Partnership)

“Very enjoyable with a good mixture of information and practical discussion and participation.”
Lisa Green (National Trust)

You do not need to be an expert or a scientist: you do need to be good at talking, presenting and listening. Work will be done in small groups to build your confidence and ensure the course meets your needs.

This popular course has been updated in early 2010 to take into account current concerns over scientific data, the next steps after Copenhagen, and the need to communicate positive futures as well as potential problems.

The training session will cover:

- Why good communication of climate change is so important.

- Ways to answer the difficult questions around current climate change issues and data.

- Learn about target audiences, key drivers and current segmentation methodology.

- Communicating with people in different situations: persuading colleagues – lobbying situations – talking to friends – working with business – addressing a large audience.

- Engaging and communicating with diverse organisations.

- Practice delivering persuasive messages and a chance to receive feedback.

Who should attend this training?
This course is for anyone who is keen to get people active on climate change. Whether you are a local authority, charity or business advocating action on climate change, or an individual talking to your peers, this course will teach you the core skills to effectively get your message across.

95% of participants on the last course thought the quality of training to be ‘Excellent’.

Cost (per person)
£288: Large charities, public sector and businesses
£130: Smaller charities (under 8 staff) and independent consultants
Concessionary price for students, pensioners and unemployed. Please send £20 cheque to Talk Action, The Grayston Centre, 28 Charles Square, London N1 6HT

Tailored courses can be arranged for groups at a date and location to suit you.

Prices include a vegan/vegetarian lunch, Fair Trade refreshments and networking time.

The Facilitator:
Chris Church has worked in the voluntary sector and as a consultant for over 25 years. He is an experienced advisor on community and sustainable development issues, with a wide range of experience at international, national, and community level. He is an associate of the Community Development Foundation and a member of the London Sustainable Development Commission. Chris is chair of the UK Local Carbon Communities Network.

Chris has previously worked with the Community Sector Coalition, the National Trust, BTCV, Defra, Groundwork, the European Union TACIS programme, Surfers Against Sewage and many local councils. He is trained as a teacher and has been developing and running training programmes for 22 years.

For bookings and information please contact:
Talk Action
www.talkaction.org
Tel: 020 7324 4774
Email: corinna@talkaction.org

The venue is fully accessible with wheelchair-accessible lavatory facilities and a hearing loop.

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