2020 ASPPH Annual Meeting: Skill-Building Workshops

During the 2020 ASPPH Annual Meeting, ASPPH offers three pre-meeting skill-building workshops on Wednesday, March 18 from 1:30-5:00 p.m. Each workshop gives participants an opportunity for more in-depth training and discussion on the following topics:

Data to Ta-Da!: Communicating Insights with Data,Visualization, and Narrative (SBW1)

Merging theory and practice, workshop participants learn how to design high-impact data visualizations. Building on this new-found skill, attendees begin writing their narrative using storyboarding and other techniques to explain data insights and engage audiences. When these essential elements (data, visuals, and narrative) are combined, your data story can drive evidence-based decision-making. All attendees receive a data visualization and storyboarding workbook.

Effective Advocacy Strategies and Tactics (SBW2)

Public health works to create environments in which people can be healthy, which often involves blending science, politics, and activism in the context of social values and interests. This interactive ASPPH workshop provides skills and tactics to help public health professionals successfully advocate for health-promoting policies. The workshop focuses on both legislative and regulatory advocacy skills; is suitable for faculty and staff; and, is of value to both experienced and novice public health policy champions working for change at the federal and state levels.

Bias Awareness and Intervention Training Lab (SBW3)

This dynamic workshop offers attendees an opportunity to participate in challenging and significant dialogues promoting awareness of bias incidents, bystander intervention, and gender bullying. Conducted in a safe “active-learning” environment, participants experiment with intervention strategies, reflect on individual decision making from the position of a bystander, and consider the culture and climate that play a role in those decisions and their outcomes. The workshop builds on a recommendation in the ASPPH Statement of Commitment to Zero Tolerance of Harassment and Discrimination to provide trainings for the academic community to recognize harassment and discrimination and promote bystander intervention.

Annual Meeting registrants may add a workshop to their registration for an additional $150 for members and $250 for non-members. More on the ASPPH Annual Meeting can be found on the ASPPH event page.