Southwest RISA to Host Online Course “Communication Strategies for Collaborative Research”

  • 5 October 2021
Southwest RISA to Host Online Course “Communication Strategies for Collaborative Research”

From October 11-November 7, 2021, the Climate Assessment for the Southwest (CLIMAS), a CPO Regional Integrated Sciences and Assessments (RISA) team, will offer the newest course in the University of Arizona’s Transdisciplinary Environmental Science for Society (TESS) Program. CLIMAS Principal Investigators Connie Woodhouse, Gigi Owen, and Dan Ferguson will instruct the online course titled, “Communication Strategies for Collaborative Research.” 

The course provides participants with the context, information, and tools for communicating effectively in a collaborative research setting. This course is different from a science communication course in that it focuses on elements and practices of communication that foster successful collaborative research.

Topics include: 

  • Recognizing the importance of dialog and active listening; 

  • Building a communication toolkit that recognizes and values multiple perspectives;

  • Learning effective approaches and strategies for collaborative research; and 

  • Producing and sharing the results of your collaboration with a broader audience through a range of tools and practices.

CLIMAS serves Arizona and New Mexico. If you have any questions, please email Connie Woodhouse ( or Dan Ferguson (

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