Water Words That Work, LLC got its start providing professional development training courses at conferences and workplaces around the country. It's still a big part of our practice today.
In 2016 and 2017, we will expand our training practice by rolling out a complete suite of online training courses that you can complete. You can develop the skills you need to approach your outreach responsibilities with confidence. And you can earn CEUs and professional certificates along the way.
Click the links below to explore our training services in more detail.
Make a splash with your communications! Relearn the language that everyday citizens use and you will become more confident and successful as you set out to enlighten the uninformed and persuade the undecided to take a stand or take action on behalf of our rivers, lakes, and oceans.
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Even the strongest message won’t deliver itself! Learn how the pros plan their campaigns, measure their accomplishments, and do it even better next time. The More Than a Message training provides big concepts and practical tips you need to plan and carry out your effort. The workshop trains you how to target specific audiences, deliver your message to them, and hold their attention long enough to have your desired impact.
Perfect Outreach Projects
On time, on budget, on message. So easy to say. So hard to do. In this course, you will learn how outreach projects can go wrong and how to reduce your risk of a self inflicted disappointment. The Perfect Outreach Project series provides a practical introduction to the art and science of "project management" -- leading teams of people to successful outreach outcomes.
Foreign languages. Cultural differences and isolation. Low education levels. More often than not, you will encounter these barriers when working in the very communities that are most at risk of catastrophic weather and environmental hazards. And you will also encounter these barriers when reaching out to those who catch the fish, cut the trees, dig the mines, drill the wells, and drive the bulldozers. The Breaking Through Barriers series provides big concepts and practical tips to help you reach out to "underserved" audiences from all walks of life.
For every $1 that a foundation gives to a nonprofit organization, private donors give $5. So why is your organization stuck on the foundation fundraising treadmill? The "Move Up To the Majors" series provides big concepts and practical tips for setting up a fundraising program to tap the deep pockets of wealthy and generous individuals in your community.
Combat Communication for Conservationists
Conservation and controversy go hand in hand. Sooner or later, the mud will fly and your work and your reputation will be on the line. In this training, you will hone messaging skills you need to set the record straight and come out on top!