Cornell Alliance for Science Regional Leadership Courses
The Cornell Alliance for Science Regional Leadership Courses are two-to-seven-day intensive trainings for leaders who are committed to increasing access to biotechnology as means of addressing global challenges such as food security, agricultural sustainability, and climate change.
These interactive training courses focus on providing participants with the frameworks, tools, and support they need to develop strategic communications plans to promote access to scientific innovation in their home countries.
Participants discuss common challenges, engage in collective problem solving, and share best practices. We take an applied approach: participants develop their country-specific communication vision; conduct assessments of the issue landscape; and explore how to apply grassroots organizing, strategic relationship building, and targeted communications to influence key stakeholder groups.
Regional courses, some with global representation, have been conducted in Thailand, Tanzania, Mexico, Nairobi, and Hawaii. Upcoming courses are planned for Illinois and India.
Since its inception in 2014, the Alliance for Science has trained nearly 400 science advocates representing 35 nations and all 50 US states.