Course summary
1 day
750 GBP excl. VAT
Next available date: October 2020 - Liverpool

Course description

Influencing Technical Decision-Makers

Centred on a one day intensive seminar this course investigates and demonstrates how advanced technical communication skills can aid science and engineering professionals influence both internal and external key technical decision-makers.

The course provides participants with the opportunity to improve and gain confidence in presenting and defending complex technical arguments to expert and non-expert audiences through individual and group exercises assessed by leading practitioners in their field.

Suitability - Who should attend?

Through undertaking both individual and group role play exercises this course has been designed to enable mid-level career scientists and engineers to write and present their data and technical arguments more effectively and influence key decision makers.

Outcome / Qualification etc.

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • recognise their strengths as a technical communicator and identify areas for self-development
  • respond effectively to questions/criticism/ feedback from reviewers and committees.

Training Course Content

Intensive Seminar - 10am – 6pm

Facilitated by academic experts and Science & Technology leaders from industry, delegates will undertake a sequenced timetable at the University of Liverpool:

  • Lecture: Technical Committee Presentations
  • 5 minute individual elevator pitches
  • Group work: Technical presentation preparation
  • 30 minute group presentation to Technical Committee
  • Technical Committee Presentation Review and Feedback
  • Individual delegate feedback sessions.

Pre and Post Intensive Seminar

  • 6 hours pre-reading
  • 2 hours preparation of project presentation brief
  • Lectures and further reading available through course e-learning platform.


The cost of this course is £750.

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University of Liverpool

University of Liverpool Continuing Professional Development

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University of Liverpool Continuing Professional Development

L69 3BX, Liverpool

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