Learn about the intersection of nuclear energy, civil society and communication. The course will cover the role of civil society in nuclear governance, and effective communication strategies for engaging with stakeholders. Participants will gain a deeper understanding of the complex issues surrounding nuclear energy, learn how to effectively communicate with diverse audiences, and explore ways to foster greater public trust and confidence in the nuclear industry. This course will be delivered by an experienced nuclear professional who will guide the delegates through this complex topic using simple language, practical examples and discussion points.
Perceptions of Nuclear – Examining the views of general public, vested parties (for and against nuclear), politicians and investors
Historical Context – Understanding the reasons for perception including the atomic age of the 1960s and the impact of high profile accidents and disasters including Chernobyl and Fukushima
Societal Benefits and Costs – Taking a balanced view of the pros and cons of nuclear in the 2020s
Building Trust – A discussion led module using the knowledge gained to derive effective strategies for communication using facts and recognising the lessons learned over the last 70 years
- People looking to separate nuclear fact from perception and understand how to recognise both sides of the debate
- Those involved in stakeholder engagement in any capacity, including engagement with public bodies.
- Individuals in public facing roles, civil servants and government representatives at all levels who need to communicate with knowledge and confidence
- One day intensive
- Interactive and discussion-based
- Led by experienced industry professionals