WaterLeadership | Sharing Science: Effective Presentations

Tuesday, December 12, 2023 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm EST (GMT -05:00)

As part of the Water Institute's WaterLeadership training series, the Water Institute, presents, "Sharing Science: Effective Presentations” with special guest, Elise Vist from the UW Writing and Communication Centre.

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In this module, you will learn how to prepare an oral presentation that effectively describes your research in a short amount of time. You will learn how to narrow down the key elements of your research and create a short, engaging message to share with diverse audiences. This module will help you prepare and deliver great presentations, whether it’s for a class assignment, at a conference or a workshop. 

Guest speaker:

  • Elise Vist, University of Waterloo Writing and Communication Centre

Learning objectives:

  • Apply strategic thinking: deliver presentations to achieve your objective, develop effective key messages, and identify who needs to hear those messages.
  • Create a logical structure that helps your audience understand your key messages.
  • Implement strategies for keeping your audience engaged throughout the presentation.

Qualify for the WaterLeadership Certificate

A WaterLeadership certificate of completion will be issued to those who attend all four modules and complete the corresponding assignments. Each assignment is estimated to take between 60-90 minutes to complete.  If you are attempting to complete the certificate and are not available to attend one or more of the sessions in-person, please contact Nancy.Goucher@uwaterloo.ca to discuss alternative arrangements.


Registration is required. Please register using your @uwaterloo.ca email address. Note that the WaterLeadership program is only open to University of Waterloo students, faculty and staff.

Catered lunch will be provided.

Visit the WaterLeadership webpage for a full schedule of sessions and to register.

The University of Waterloo is committed to achieving barrier-free accessibility for persons with disabilities who are visiting, studying or working at Waterloo. If you have questions concerning access or wish to request accommodations for this event, please contact Nancy.goucher@uwaterloo.ca).