Training and Capacity Building

Learn our unique visual communication skills

If you want your science to influence decisions and policymaking, you need to learn the art of storytelling; to capture the key messages from your research and make your data compelling.

At IAN we are always exploring new and innovative ways to visualize scientific data. We can teach you everything we know.

With a high instructor to student ratio, our courses use lectures, practical tutorials, and group activities. Our hands-on training builds capacity within your organization by providing you with the tools you need to effectively communicate science.

We can create a course specifically catered to the needs of your organization; choosing from training modules we have developed for overall science communication, conceptual diagrams, presentations, publications, and environmental assessments.

Our team has shared our expertise with organizations throughout the United States and around the world, in locations such as Australia, Europe, Thailand, and Tanzania.

Contact us to set up a course for your organization.

What a group of talented and interesting individuals!!! The IAN group is not only technically impressive but really took care of us food and entertainment wise!!! After five intensive days, my brain was fried but I'm hoping I retain most of what I learned in order to do a few brown-bag lunch presentations to my office staff so we can all benefit.

The instructor:student ratio was fantastic - this was the first course where I felt like I actually learned the basics about the software to make my ideas a reality. After raving about your course to my co-workers, I have had several requests from people to ask that you come to Oxford to teach them about Illustrator. I can teach them some things, but I'm not an expert like you guys… Thanks for all of your help. It really was one of the best courses I have ever taken.

The only bad thing about this course is now I am considered a guru among my lab and collaborators!

This course is an excellent introduction to improving our science education skills. The nearly equal emphasis between lecture and practice is very helpful.

Thank you very much, this course was extremely useful (I rank it as one of the most useful courses, if not the most useful course that I have taken in my graduate study).