March 11, 2010
In January, AIBS director of public policy Robert Gropp traveled to Santa Fe, New Mexico, to conduct a daylong workshop called "Communicating with Decisionmakers." The program, sponsored by the New Mexico EPSCoR (Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research), was part of an annual junior faculty leadership development program. The leadership program brings together new faculty members from higher education institutions to develop communication, leadership, and grant-writing skills. This year's program included faculty from New Mexico, Nevada, and Idaho.
AIBS offers a number of talks, seminars, and workshops to help scientists develop the skills and confidence required to become effective advocates for science through communicating with the news media, university administrators, and elected officials. To learn more about AIBS Public Policy Office training programs, please visit www.aibs.org/public-policy/policy_ training.html or send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.