Return on Investment: Evaluating Efficacy of Communication Training for Scientists

Friday, 14 February 2014
Columbus AB (Hyatt Regency Chicago)
Richard Tankersley , NSF, Arlington, VA
How do we know if science communication training for graduate students is achieving its intent? Evaluation of communication skills and training effectiveness is an often undervalued and underused component of the training process. Based on protocols developed for the NSF-sponsored Presentation Boot Camp program, this talk will share lessons learned on best practices for coupling presentation training with skill evaluation to inform an integrated and connected community of practitioners.