Workshops, Webinars, and Keynotes for Organizations
If you are a non-profit organization, student science and technology policy organization, fellowship program, government agency, or academic institution, the S&T Policy Academy can provide reasonably-priced workshops, webinars, and keynotes for your events.
Scientists, engineers, and health professionals who need to consider public policy in their positions must incorporate a “policy mindset” and skill base to be successful in their duties or career. The same applies to students and postdocs interested in science and technology policy positions.
To cater to those needs, each of our workshops is focused on the specific topic and geographical region that will be of greatest interest and benefit to you and your partipicants.
Schedule a 45-minute Workshop Discovery Call to discuss hosting a workshop at your institution.
Illustrative Workshop Topics
Here are some examples of past workshop topics presented online or in person:
Communicating Science and Technology to Policymakers and the Public: 10 Simple Steps for Great Impact
How to Write a Policy Brief
How to Communicate with Those with Whom You Disagree
How to Disseminate Your Message
Unconscious Bias and Public Policy
Public Policy Analysis
Benefit-Cost and Cost-Effectiveness Analysis
Organizations that have hosted our workshops include:
Dr. Deborah Stine
Workshops are taught by Dr. Deborah D. Stine, a highly experienced teacher, consultant, and mentor, who has conducted program evaluation and public policy analysis for the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine; the Congressional Research Service; the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy; and Carnegie Mellon University.
Many of those she has taught and mentored have gone on to successful careers in the White House, Congress, federal and state agencies, non-governmental organizations, think tanks, business, and industry.
Schedule a 45-minute Workshop Discovery Call to discuss hosting an educational activity at your institution.
Thank you very much for all of your work on the Idaho Science & Technology Policy Fellowship orientation [Level 1: Intro to S&T Policy]. We are deeply appreciative of your ability to quickly develop a curriculum, create online learning platforms, author daily emails (with Idaho photos), and cover so many topics.
I truly learned so so much that will definitely benefit me and my career. You're a great teacher and I appreciate you being able to approach policy teaching from the scientific perspective." [Level 2: Public Policy Analysis
I'm glad I took the policy analysis course [Level 2] because I was having difficulty finding training opportunities for higher-level skills. I gained a lot from the process of developing my policy analysis question and options, and workshopping these through one-on-one calls.
The Level 3 [Public Policy Analytical Methods] course provided me with different ways to analyze policy options. I learned about benefit-cost analysis, cost effectiveness analysis, and risk analysis, all of which can be applied to a variety of policy topics. Debbie is extremely helpful in answering questions and providing feedback.
Debbie does a great job of helping you distill ideas into impactful statements and questions. The academy got me out of my comfort zone and allowed me to step back and bring new skills and new ideas to my research. And these results are tangible. I was awarded an internal seed grant from my university...
The Science & Technology Policy Academy helped me to see that I did not need to change my research to be more policy relevant, I needed to learn how to communicate the research I was already doing in a policy relevant way.
I valued receiving frequent feedback from Debbie on materials like logic models and policy briefs to produce products that are easy to understand, relevant to policymakers, and effective at communicating the policy relevance of my research.
The S&T Policy Academy helped me conceptualize a framework for writing about policy issues of interests, in a way that would be compelling to a legislator. As someone working in science policy and much of it is on the job, this structured learning environment has been a really helpful learning experience...
In considering the services of a coach/mentor or instructor, science and technology policy I recommend you consider Deborah Stine. I was a bit overconfident in what I thought I knew and could do. Her calm, patient, knowledgeable guidance on the development and use of logic models was invaluable.
I knew I wanted to engage with science in a new way, outside of the lab- but I wasn't sure where to start my career search. I loved how the course material was laid out in a logical way, and it was at your own pace. I was able to find a position that was a perfect fit for my interests in life sciences policy and biosecurity.
I took the "Public Policy Analysis" [Level 2] course with the Academy just after completing my PhD. While I had no formal policy training prior, I was passionate about using my science background to help inform public policy. The course was the perfect step to make that happen