Event Title

Student Preparation for Professional Communications

Presenter Information

Pat Stephens Williams

Location

LaSells Stewart Center

Event Website

http://uenr.forestry.oregonstate.edu/

Start Date

14-3-2008 1:30 PM

End Date

14-3-2008 3:00 PM

Description

Never before has it been more important for current and future natural resource professionals to be excellent communicators at all levels of interaction. This interaction includes, but is not limited to, legislative responsibilities, technology transfer, conflict resolution, public meetings, outreach, and daily correspondence. So how are our students prepared for this responsibility? What are ways that preparation can be easily integrated into the learning experience? This presentation/workshop looks at what is occurring in our SAF accredited baccalaureate programs, and then provides the opportunity for attendees to participate in a brief learning workshop. The presentation captures how 47 schools are meeting the communications requirements for SAF accreditation. The variety of models and classes will be discussed so the audience will be exposed to current practices in higher education. Following the presentation, the second half of the session provides the audience with the opportunity to receive handouts and instruction on ways applied communications can be incorporated into their classroom to build communications, leadership, service-learning, and free-learning capabilities, including the SAF Foresters’ Communications Handbook.

Comments

Session #4: Enhancing Communication Skills. Presentation for 7th Biennial Conference on University Education in Natural Resources, March 13-15, 2008, Corvallis, Oregon. Featured in the ScholarsArchive@OSU in Oregon State University. Suggested Citation: Williams, Pat Stephens, Legg, Mike, Austin, Stephen F. 2008. Student preparation for professional communications. UENR 7th Biennial Conference, ScholarsArchive at Oregon State University.http://ir.library.oregonstate.edu/xmlui/handle/1957/8332

 
Mar 14th, 1:30 PM Mar 14th, 3:00 PM

Student Preparation for Professional Communications

LaSells Stewart Center

Never before has it been more important for current and future natural resource professionals to be excellent communicators at all levels of interaction. This interaction includes, but is not limited to, legislative responsibilities, technology transfer, conflict resolution, public meetings, outreach, and daily correspondence. So how are our students prepared for this responsibility? What are ways that preparation can be easily integrated into the learning experience? This presentation/workshop looks at what is occurring in our SAF accredited baccalaureate programs, and then provides the opportunity for attendees to participate in a brief learning workshop. The presentation captures how 47 schools are meeting the communications requirements for SAF accreditation. The variety of models and classes will be discussed so the audience will be exposed to current practices in higher education. Following the presentation, the second half of the session provides the audience with the opportunity to receive handouts and instruction on ways applied communications can be incorporated into their classroom to build communications, leadership, service-learning, and free-learning capabilities, including the SAF Foresters’ Communications Handbook.

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