Preparing Science Leaders
World-class workshops and seminars
We tailor learning experiences to scientists’ goals and existing skills and backgrounds. Our trainings and workshops are based on research and best practices built over 20 years. Scientists walk away feeling empowered to communicate about their work and take on new roles in their communities.
Through our fellowships and leadership programs, scientists create meaningful change within themselves, their communities, and society. We create inclusive, supportive spaces for building lifelong relationships, advancing your career, and stepping into your purpose.
Coaching & Strategic Support
Tailored support for emergent opportunities
We help scientists face new opportunities and challenges, providing one-on-one coaching as they prepare to meet with policymakers or community leaders, be interviewed by journalists, draft and pitch op-eds, and more.
Tools & Resources
Put It Into Practice
Download our tools and resources, including our signature, versatile, and most fundamental tool, The Message Box.
COMPASS was a tremendous force multiplier of my ability to communicate my science effectively and compellingly. I use some aspect of my COMPASS training literally every single week.
~ Dr. Dawn Wright, Chief Scientist, Esri
Supporting Leaders in Action
What comes next?
We don’t just help scientists find their voice – we help them use it. The real transformations come after training. We continue our partnership with scientists, providing ongoing learning and strategic support, and linking them with opportunities to create real change.
More on how we prepare
science leaders to take action
Risk Communication: Helping Your Audience Make Informed Decisions (Video)
“Anybody who's trying to bring some information to a decision is probably on some level communicating about risk, because the decision's going to get made and there are going to be tradeoffs. Helping the person making the decision or the group making the decision...
Meet the 2020 Leaders for Sea Change
For 20 years, COMPASS has invested in supporting scientists to become agents of change. As climate change accelerates, the challenges facing the ocean require bold scientific leadership to advance solutions that are equitable, inclusive, and just. Our new Leaders for...
Building Bridges with Purpose
Bray Beltrán grew up valuing community health and well-being, and in his career, he has always gone above and beyond to center community impact. But it was only in the last few years that Bray really identified that as his purpose. Growing up in a muggy coastal town...