Training workshop in better charts, maps and diagrams. Learn how to prepare content that is picked up by bloggers and featured in press releases and presentations! In our full-day training workshop, you will learn how to communicate climate change through visual material that captures your audience's attention and expands the reach and impact of your information. Our workshop is designed for anyone who works with climate change issues – from researchers and government staff to journalists and communicators. Climate change issues are characterized by an almost infinite depth and complexity. Targeted communication that includes maps, graphics and diagrams reduces this complexity. Many of us now have the power to work closely with data, but we also need to know how to use that data to reach policymakers and the public. Communicating effectively without becoming lost in the complexity of the topic is also essential.
The workshops are organized by Nordpil. We will contribute our extensive experience in creating effective maps, charts, diagrams and other forms of visual science communication – as well as experience in environmental and sustainable development issues.
The workshop consists of a full-day intensive program split into separate sessions. Rather than focusing on technical proficiency in software handling, the workshop focuses on background and theory as well as what can be achieved through graphics, but not necessarily how to achieve it.
The day ends with a show-and-tell session in which we view, discuss and analyze examples of communication that works and that doesn't work, with samples provided by the participants and organizers.
All teaching material presented in the workshop is shared with the participants, to minimize the need for extensive note-taking.
The instruction will be in English.