Please note: You will receive an invoice which includes instructions for payment. Payments must be received at least two weeks prior to the class date to secure your registration. Cancellations must also be received at least two weeks prior to be eligible for a refund.

How to Explain Science, Share Data, and Build Trust: Presentation Skills for Scientists and Public Officials

  • Thursday, January 16, 2020
  • (PST)
  • Thursday, January 30, 2020
  • (PST)
  • 2 sessions
  • Thursday, January 16, 2020, 9:00 AM 4:00 PM (PST)
  • Thursday, January 30, 2020, 9:00 AM 4:00 PM (PST)
  • Padilla Bay Reserve, Mt. Vernon
  • 0


  • You will receive an emailed invoice after you register. Only checks are accepted at this time, unless your agency has the ability to pay Ecology electronically (no credit cards).

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Do you speak at conferences, public meetings, or other events where you need to convey a specific message? Have you ever felt like you didn’t quite hit the mark by the lackluster responses from your audience? Would you like to authentically engage people and help them consider a different point of view?

This popular and powerful two-day class (Jan 16 & 30) features best practices for designing presentations and is especially geared towards scientists and professionals who work in the public and private sectors.

In this class, you will learn how to:

  •  Transform the way you do PowerPoint;
  •  Deliver a crystal-clear message;
  •  Present data in a way that sticks in people's brains;
  •  Make your data come alive with story-telling;
  •  Keep your audience interested and engaged.

The classes will be held two weeks apart. In between, you will develop a short presentation to present to the class on Day Two. This is an opportunity for you to immediately apply what you've learned and to receive positive coaching and feedback. (14 CM AICP Credits/ CEP Points)


Lunch is provided.


Cathy Angell is a presentation coach and trainer with Cathy Angell Communications. She recently launched her own business after coordinating the Coastal Training Program for 18 years. Cathy is nationally known for her transformative methods of presentation design and delivery. She specializes in presentation skills for educators, scientists, and public officials. In 2015, she received a communications award from NOAA named in her honor.

Nicole Faghin is a Coastal Management Specialist at Washington Sea Grant. She is a trained land use and environmental planner and lawyer specializing in waterfront planning issues. Nicole is a frequent lecturer for the Coastal Training Program and on the CTP Advisory Group. She has also taught courses at the UW Seattle Urban Planning Program, UW Tacoma Urban Studies Program, and has been a guest lecturer at the UW School of Marine and Environmental Affairs.

Washington State Department of Ecology 


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