National Press Club

NPC Communicators Breakfast: Shaping Effective Communication Practices

NPC Communicators Breakfast: Shaping Effective Communication Practices

February 13, 2019 8:00 AM

Location: Cosgrove Lounge

Sweta ChakrabortyCommunications is more than conveying information. It’s ensuring that information is received as intended. This is the critical first step toward better decision making and behavioral outcomes benefitting individuals and society.

Behavioral scientist and National Press Club member Dr. Sweta Chakraborty will discuss how people process and act upon information in a breakfast presentation Wednesday, February 13 from 8-9 a.m. in the Cosgrove Lounge at the Club. This professional development session for reporters and communicators, sponsored by the Club Communicator Team, is free to members.

Registration is required. Please make reservations by close of business Monday, February 11.

Studies have identified robust methodologies for effective communication to various stakeholders (e.g., public, government entities, companies) on a variety of topics. This talk will describe the relevant principals from the field of behavioral science in overcoming some of the biggest communication challenges.

Chakraborty is a risk and behavioral scientist whose evidence-based communications work focuses on urgently and proactively manage the risks that threaten human security and well-being. She is the founder and principle of Adapt to Thrive, a venture that seeks to better inform the public, businesses, and governments on complex interconnected challenges such as food security and disease resulting from climate change.

She is also a Policy and Communications Fellow at the Center for Climate and Security where she hosts The Climate and Security Podcast. She also serves on the board of the Serendipity Foundation, where she funds global non-profits, as well as the boards for America Adapts and We Don’t Have Time.

Chakraborty is regularly interviewed on major, international news media outlets including CNN, the BBC, Fox News Channel, Sky News, NZTV, i24, OAN, ABC, and Newsmax. She has written extensively in peer-reviewed journals and is working on book about adaptation to global risks.

The National Press Club Communicator Team hosts monthly professional development continental breakfasts sessions for journalists and communicators that are free to Club members. A member may bring a guest who pays a $10 fee at the time of registration. The fee will be refundable if the guest becomes a Club member.

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