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Communications Training

University Communications offers a training program tailored to the needs of NC State faculty and staff. Whether you're a researcher trying to communicate your work to the public or a communications specialist interested in creating top-notch content, we're here to help.

Our training sessions take place on a regular basis throughout the year, as well as on demand as needed. To request a custom training for an individual or group, please contact Tracey Peake.

To register for a course, check out our current listings:

Communicating Science to the Public

In-Person Session

Gain hands-on practice in explaining your research without using jargon. You’ll learn how to craft an elevator pitch to help you get the attention of people outside your field — including potential supporters of your work.

Media Relations Basics

In-Person Session

Get ready to publicize your work. You’ll learn how to build relationships with reporters, prepare for interviews and handle difficult questions.

Writing to Inform and Engage

Virtual Session

Learn the fundamentals of news gathering and writing — including how to research and collect information for a story, and how to structure a story so it’s interesting and informative.

Using NC State Editorial Style

In-Person Session

Learn the basics of what an editorial style is and how to use it, and explore highlights of NC State’s editorial style.

Crisis Communication 101

In-Person Session

Don’t panic! We’ll show you how to effectively navigate emergencies, issues and crisis communications by sharing best practices and real case studies. This is an in-person training.