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February 17th, 2022
Virtual / Streaming

Find the relevance of your science for the audiences you most want to reach


- Power of communication through Emotional Intelligence (EI)
- Facilitate cross-functional communication to break down silos and broaden perspectives
- Develop techniques for persuasion, negotiation and influence to confidently manage difficult conversations
- Influence informed decision-making from the government to communities to individuals


Dr Karen Whittingham

Karen is one of Australia’s leading executive management development specialists who has worked with thousands of executives to transition them into senior leadership roles quickly and effectively. She is an Organisational Psychologist passionate about people’s success and facilitating their careers to rise. She teaches Organisational psychology at UNSW and works with ASX listed companies and large public sector organisations to drive engagement, inclusion and performance.

Impact Psychology Pty Ltd


Workshop Day One
Communication Skills for Scientists Workshop

17 Feb


Marriage between objective analysis and effective communication

- Know and better understand your audience and stakeholders needs

- Increase your Emotional Intelligence (EI) to better connect and communicate with diverse teams

- Simple structures to get and keep people’s attention 


Communicate effectively to your peers

- Keep conversations alive, convey your information to a broader audience

- Become proactive in addressing and responding to behaviours

- Explore the top 3 micro-skills for active listening 


Become an influencer and strategic advisor 

- Know who you need to influence and why

- How to become a trusted advisor within your organisation 

- Communicate change effectively

- Inspire collaboration across your team and stakeholders


Next Steps - put your plans into action

- Identify the plan for your team? What are the gaps? What are the opportunities and challenges?

- Final wrap up and reflection

  • Dr Karen Whittingham Director Impact Psychology Pty Ltd



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Virtual / Streaming

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