The National Network for Ocean and Climate Change Interpretation (NNOCCI) depends on a peer-to-peer training model in which skilled climate interpreters build the capacity of newcomers. Therefore, we invite all Study Circle alumni to consider hosting or facilitating a beginner level workshop in their area.
Introduce participants to the NNOCCI community and strategic framing at a beginner level while engaging in relevant exercises.
Informal science communicators, early career scientists, teachers, activists and other allied professionals.
Beginner Workshop content includes:
- Who and what is NNOCCI?
- Productive Messaging
- Climate Vocabulary
- What is Strategic Framing? / The Research Behind our Recommendations
- Telling a Story with Values, Metaphors and Solutions
- Putting it all Together
Duration: 4-6 hour in-person workshop
Who can host a workshop: Anyone
Who can facilitate a workshop: NNOCCI Study Circle Alumni
Already hosting or facilitating Beginner Workshops in your area?
Great! To ensure consistency in training, we have updated Beginner Workshop materials for you!
How do I get started hosting/facilitating my Beginner Workshop?
- Access the workshop materials by clicking these links:
- Register your workshop:
In order for us to know the breadth of our reach, we are asking everyone hosting or facilitating a Beginner Workshop to register with the NNOCCI Training Committee. Please fill out the Beginner Workshop Registration Form.
- Review the facilitator guide:
The facilitator guide contains everything you need to know to be successful! The Training Committee has assembled this helpful guide to get you started, but if you need additional help, reach out to Training Committee Chair Steph Kappel for more information. She may be reached at [email protected].
- Find a co-facilitator:
Although not required, co-facilitating is an important form of NNOCCI leadership and is a great way to teach climate communications. If you’d like to find a co-facilitator, feel free to post in the NNOCCI Alumni Study Circle group on Climate Interpreter or use the Members Map feature to find alumni near you. Soon users will be able to use the in-mail feature on the Climate Interpreter site to direct message other members.
- Conduct your Beginner Workshop:
Host your awesome four to six hour Beginner Workshop! Yes, four to six hours does seem like a long time, but it really is the minimum amount of time needed to cover all of the ninja-tastic Beginner Workshop contents.
- Don’t forget your evaluations:
We all know the value of evaluating our work! Use the included evaluation materials (available electronically or as a hard-copy) to assess your training and share the results with NNOCCI’s Training Committee. This is an important tool to ensure continuous improvement of NNOCCI’s offerings.
- Report your work on CI.org:
Help us keep track on all of NNOCCI’s work by creating a work report! These reports allow us to accurately share the network’s reach and contributions with grant funders and potential partners. To complete a work report, log on to ClimateInterpreter.org and hover over your name. Click the “Report Work” button on the menu and then click “Create New Work Report” on the following page. Fill in the worksheet with the information about your awesome Beginner Workshop.
- Celebrate! You are a Beginner Workshop extraordinaire!
You have helped empower a new wave of strategic framers with your NNOCCI skills. You are awesome!