PhD+ Foundations 8: Effective Communication


This is the eighth session of the PhD+ Spring 2021 Foundations series. 

“Communication” is consistently listed among the top skills businesses want in their employees. We all communicate – what makes communication in a professional setting distinct? In this session, we will explore specific communication methods along with when, and when not to, use them. We will practice specific scenarios in which your communication needs to be thoughtful and prepared as well as possible (e.g. submitting a request, running a meeting, providing advice to a colleague, etc.). If you have ever had a miscommunication, this session can help you think about what you might have done differently to achieve a better outcome.


Marlit Hayslett, Ph.D. - Director of Communication Training and Strategy

Marlit works with UVA graduate students, postdocs, and faculty on how to share their research with non-specialist audiences such as the public, media, industry, and policymakers. Prior to coming to UVA, Marlit worked at the Georgia Tech Research Institute studying science policy. She also served as a United States Peace Corps Volunteer in Krompachy, Slovakia. Marlit holds a B.S. and M.S. in International Affairs, and an M.S. in Public Policy, from the Georgia Institute of Technology. She earned a Ph.D. in Mass Communication from the University of Georgia.


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