Communication & Influence

Communication is a discipline that’s important for every field and function, but it’s particularly critical for sustainability professionals, who work with countless stakeholders across a variety of sectors. This course introduces the field of environmental communication, including historical contexts, public participation, media, risk communication, and conflict management. Students will also explore their own communication strengths and opportunities, through the lenses of personal awareness, interpersonal connection, building trust, influence and persuasion, framing a message, and creating a shared context and vision.