Risk Communication

August 1–4, 2022
Portland, OR

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Audience

New and experienced state, territory, and tribal program managers, supervisors, or senior staff who are (or may become) involved in frequent communications relating to pesticide risks to human health and the environment. Agency or tribal attendees must have an active cooperative agreement with the EPA.

Course Goal

To develop and refine risk communication skills addressing pesticide use and potential impacts to human health and the environment.

Information to be covered in this course includes:

  • risk communication strategies
  • communicating with people that have opposing views
  • preparing appropriate communication strategies
  • know your audience so you can more effectively communicate with them

Nomination and Participants

Nominations

Nominations must be submitted electronically. It is best to prepare your justification for selection before starting your nomination application.

Before starting the nomination form, please have the following ready:

  • The nominee’s name, job title, agency or tribe, email, number of years working in pesticide regulatory programs, and number of years in nominee’s current position.
  • Responses to the following questions:
    • What are the nominee’s job responsibilities and how they are relevant to the course?
    • Why is this training essential to the nominee’s job responsibilities?
      Submit 1-2 sentences describing 2 topics you wish to see offered during the course.

The PREP Team will make selections no later than June 2, 2022 based on how closely the nominees fit the target audience and why the training is essential to their job responsibilities.

Nominations have closed for this course.

Participants

View List of Confirmed Participants

Planning Group

  • Kelle Davis, Washington State Department of Agriculture
  • Bob Blankenburg, Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation
  • Colton Bond, Oregon Department of Agriculture
  • Rob Hofstetter, Maryland Department of Agriculture
  • Megan Patterson, Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation, and Forestry
  • Theodore Puetz, Ak-Chin Indian Community
  • Randy Dominy, EPA Region 4
  • Kelly Engle, EPA Office of Enforcement and Compliance Assurance

 

Travel Information

State, Territory, Tribal Participants

Lodging, flight, and ground transportation will be arranged and paid for by the PREP Team.

More information regarding travel and lodging will be shared via email after accepted participants complete the course registration form. Please pay close attention to your email, including your junk/spam folders for this information. Your quick response to these emails is vital to ensuring you receive your preferred travel arrangements.

EPA Participants

EPA Participants are responsible for reserving their own flights and ground transportation. Please plan to arrive on Sunday, July 31st and depart on Friday, August 5th. The PREP team has reserved hotel rooms for EPA participants; however, EPA participants are responsible for paying for their own room prior to the start of the course. EPA participants must also pay a registration fee of $200.

More information regarding travel, lodging, and the registration fee will be shared via email after accepted participants complete the course registration form. Please pay close attention to your email, including your junk/spam folders for this information. Your quick response to these emails is vital to ensuring you receive your preferred travel arrangements.