Upcoming Workshops

Our workshops are open to women and gender-diverse individuals only

Informed Opinions is a charitable organization committed to amplifying underrepresented voices. All workshop revenues are invested in future training, research and resources.

We also offer customized workshops for organizations. If you’re interested in offering professional development workshops for your staff, check out the list of workshops we offer. 


Translate your Research and Advocacy into Policy Impact with Researcher Amanda Parriag – SOLD OUT!

January 24 and 31 from 12:00-2:00 pm Eastern

This four-hour workshop (delivered in two 2-hour online sessions) gives participants a deeper understanding of how government works, increasing their ability to identify various opportunities to influence public policy and help advance change.

Over the past 20 years, Dr. Amanda Parriag has successfully turned her research and advocacy into policy impact, and is eager to share what she’s learned. 

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Write Compelling Commentary (op-ed) with Laura Shine – ONLY 3 SPOTS LEFT!

Get concrete feedback on an idea you’d like to develop into a publishable op-ed.

February 14 and 16 from 12:00-2:00 pm Eastern

Do you have important research or knowledge the public should know about?

Do you work for a non-profit and have a cause to advocate for?

Join our workshop to learn and apply proven strategies to enhance your ability to engage and persuade the public through written commentary.

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Develop your Media Interview Skills with Journalist Jacky Habib

Gain the confidence to turn media interviews into education and advocacy opportunities focusing on issues you know and care about.

February 28 and March 2 from 12:00-2:00 pm Eastern

Do you feel hesitant about speaking to media?

Are you afraid of saying the wrong thing or being misquoted?  

Get the tools you need to take control and stay on message.

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Insider Strategies to Become a Go-to Media Source with Journalist Jacky Habib 

Attract media exposure for your organization and position yourself as a thought leader in your industry or field.

March 6 and 8 from 12:00-2:00 pm Eastern

Do you want to attract media exposure for your organization?

Are you looking to position yourself as an expert in your industry or field?

Journalists are always looking for story ideas and people with informed opinions to weigh in on breaking news and current affairs. Become a go-to expert for journalists to help others understand the issues you care about, shift conversations and perspectives, and build authority in your field.

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Storytelling to Increase your Impact with Master Presenter Shari Graydon

Increase your effectiveness as a communicator with our three-day storytelling workshop.

April 4, 6 and 12 from 12:00-1:15 pm Eastern

Told well, stories can make both you and your presentations more memorable, persuasive and impactful. This workshop series offers insights on how to develop your ability to remember and share stories in ways that increase your effectiveness as a communicator.

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