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Navigating the Intersection of Science and Policy in California: A #SciPolComm Workshop
The State of California is the fifth largest economy in the world and a global leader in energy, climate, environment, health, and technology. You live in this dynamic state — and it’s time to learn what is entailed in shaping and informing California’s public policies. Designed for researchers, practitioners, and other technical experts, this interactive workshop helps participants “rewire” their R&D mindset to a policymaker’s mindset. Instructors will draw parallels between the constraints, expectations, and pressures of both research and policy, so that participants can begin to navigate these differences and commonalities. Together, participants will gain the foundational understanding required to brainstorm and propose policy ideas.
September 21, 2020 3:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Time: 2 hours followed by an additional 30 minutes open discussion.
Class Size: Up to 30 participants
Learning Activities: Games, Worksheet, Q&A
Learning Objectives: By the end of the course, participants should understand 1) the differences and commonalities of R&D versus policy mindsets; 2) the core constraints and points of influence in California state policy; and 3) a strategy for evaluating proposals through a policymaker mindset.
Instructors: Ben Landis and Gabby Nepomuceno
Cost: $20 for Professionals; $10 for students