Training and Coaching
LitScientist provides science and technical communication training for organizations, groups, and individuals across Canada. We design and offer interactive workshops tailored to the needs of our clients.
Our workshops are modular and can be adapted in length and depth from short seminars to full-day training sessions. Topics include audience engagement, improvisation, storytelling, public speaking, technical writing, presentation design, pitching, and professional branding.
Our introductory workshop, SciComm 101, covers the basics of science communication. It is designed for a half day and includes three hands-on modules. Our intermediate (200-level) workshops build on SciComm 101 to further develop a wide range of communication skills. We also offer advanced (300-level) workshops, designed on demand, for small group or individual intensive development.
Our team aims to stay current and practiced on all new communication research and trends. We are constantly revising our workshop listings and content to better serve our clients. And if you don't see what you need, let us know! We'd love to work with you to make it happen.
To learn more about our workshop offerings, click through the tabs below.
SciComm 101: Sharing Your Science
Our tried and true introductory workshop is the perfect way to elevate your communication. Uncover your expert blind spot, build a knowledge map, explore audience engagement techniques, and share your science!
This half day workshop is intended for groups of 10-30 people. It presents the theory and research behind technical communication, stretches your comfort zone through hands-on exercises, and leaves you with concrete tools to apply in your future work.
SciComm 101 can be coupled with one of our intermediate workshops for a full day of targeted communication training.
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Skill Development Workshops
Our intermediate (200-level) workshops are designed to explore the specific skills needed for good technical communication in a wide variety of media and contexts. They are intended for groups of 6-15 people and are designed as half-day workshops, although modules can be mixed and managed to integrate multiple topics and accommodate a range of group sizes.
Feel free to reach out through the contact form below for details on any of the workshops listed.
Current offerings include:
SciComm 200: Audience Engagement
SciComm 210: Improvisation
SciComm 220: Storytelling
SciComm 230: Public Speaking
SciComm 240: Media Communication
SciComm 250: Presentation Design
SciComm 260: Technical Writing
SciComm 270: Pitching
SciComm 280: Professional Branding
Small Group or Individual Coaching
Fit for 1-4 people, an advanced coaching session is all about you and your needs. These 300-level workshops are designed on-demand based on the skills you wish to further develop.
While we encourage you to take our SciComm 101 course first to understand the science communication basics, we can also workshop any of the skills or topics in a 1-on-1 or small group setting.
Not in Vancouver? No problem! As long as you have access to voice calls or video chat, we can work with you.
To find out more about our 300-level coaching, please use our contact form below.