NGS workshop: ‘Effective Communication’
Update: This event will be rescheduled
Christopher Kramer, head of Media Relations for Argonne’s Communications and Public Affairs division, will present “Effective Communication” on Thursday, Jan. 31, 2019, at noon in Building 203, Room D120. The workshop is hosted by the Next Generation Society (NGS).
Effective communication with stakeholders is vital to raising visibility in the scientific community. Communicating effectively can help attract funding, enhance professional reputation, collaborate across disciplines and engage the public. During this presentation participants will be provided with tips on interpersonal communication and on how to speak more clearly and vividly about their work in terms all can understand. We will also discuss additional resources available at Argonne to more effectively connect with peers, sponsors and industry partners.
Participants are encouraged to bring their lunch. Treats will be provided. RSVP to Elina Kasman.
Christopher Kramer leads all media relations for Argonne including 14 research divisions, 5 national scientific user facilities and hundreds of research partners. He is responsible for a wide variety of strategic and tactical communications activities with a focus on science, technology, public safety, national security and the environment. Kramer is an instructor for the University of Chicago Medicine and Biological Sciences and the United Nations Interregional Crime and Justice Research Institute. He is also a communication instructor for the IAEA Essential Elements of Nuclear Security Seminar and the Department of Homeland Security’s training academy. He started with a career in broadcast news and performance that spanned ten years and won numerous awards from the Associated Press and other news organizations. Kramer has a B.S. in communication from the University of Utah and an M.A. in communication from Marist College in New York. In his spare time he takes his obnoxious dogs for hikes, bakes really good pies and cakes and is quietly searching the world for the perfect donut.