Communicate with Confidence on Critical Issues
Most of us look at any topic through our own lens of experiences, background, and spheres of influence. But wouldn’t we be better off by learning to see things from a different vantage point? Wouldn’t that help us grow, respond, and maybe even change our perspective? This program will help you understand critical and controversial topics and create positive, productive discussion about them using:
- Sound decision-making
- Constructive dialogue
- Personal and social responsibility
You’ll gain confidence and compassion to discuss critical issues in ways that simultaneously influence and respect others – essential skills for a trusted future face of agriculture. We partner with the Center for Food Integrity to provide participants with their "Engage" training. During the weekend training, students will have the chance to network with alumni and communications experts, practice various techniques through role play activities, develop knowledge about current controversial issues in agriculture, and enhance their communication skills.