“Dr Powell’s and Asia BioBusiness’ course on Risk Communication gave me a framework and a range of tools for analysing risk and communicating effectively to avoid and minimise crisis. The course has continued to be relevant in my work across a range of roles and sectors.” Jessica Lee, Director in the Australia Public Service.
“The course on Risk Communication for NZBIO run by Dr Powell and the team at Asia BioBusiness attracted senior people from across New Zealand’s biotech sector. It gave us a clear strategy for anticipating, developing and managing risk communication to minimise conflict and build relationships in an area which has been very contentious for the country.” Dr George Slim, former CEO of NZBIO and Senior Policy Advisor to the Prime Minister’s Chief Science Advisor.
“This comprehensive hands and brains on workshop provides a practical approach for managing risk, founded in robust research, best practice and precedent. Participants are enabled to work through real world issues facing their organizations, test their thinking and develop strategies to navigate and mitigate risk. The content is relevant, practical and uncomplicated.” Christine Ross, Head of Client Services, OSPRI, New Zealand.
“I participated in Dr Powell’s and Asia BioBusiness’ course on Risk Communication that was specially curated for the Agricultural Biotechnology Council of Australia in Melbourne in November 2013. The course was intellectually stimulating, challenging and made me change the way I approached my thinking about science communication. Previously I had been entrenched in the ‘deficit model’ of sci-comm, and since taking Dr Powell’s course I now think more broadly concerning how my target audience might process ‘risk’ quite differently to how I do. I also learnt the importance of proper preparation for risk management in crises scenarios, and practiced the preparation of ‘message maps’ which I subsequently put into practice in managing a real life potential crisis.” Anonymous attendee