ROOM: RSCC, F3
This all-day workshop will introduce and explore key facets of effective communication processes in natural resources conservation settings among a variety of resource backgrounds to help participants think and judge as professionals. Exercises and discussion among workshop participants and the facilitator will emphasize examples of communication influences in our profession, including elements of effective communication, attitudes toward wildlife as communication influences, decision-making in the work place and groups, thinking strategically and forming effective objectives, working with other disciplines and citizenry, working with media professionals, diffusing innovations as a conservation challenge, and exploring advocacy in the professional setting. The workshop is applicable to students, academic staff, faculty, biologists, managers, and other professionals engaged in any aspect of education, research, management, restoration, or other dimensions of natural resources conservation. Workshop leader/facilitator is Dr. Bruce Thompson, recent Past President of The Wildlife Society, former military officer, past state wildlife agency director, former federal research wildlife biologist, conservation and management programs administrator with multiple state wildlife agencies, and Conservation Communication course instructor for 12 years at New Mexico State University.
Organizers: Bruce Thompson