Teaching and Training Resources

4 player system


Background reading on the 4 player system introduced by Peri Chickering at the 2012 All Cohort Reunion and at the 2011 September cohort training.

See also:

• Dialogue workshop presentation slides (2012 All Cohort Reunion)

Video clips on the 4 player system (2012 All Cohort reunion)


Collaboration workshop handouts: 2012 All Cohort Reunion


Tools to facilitate meetings and/or collaborative project groups from 2012 All Cohort Reunion (website includes presentation slides)

  • PMI, a thinking tool devised by Edward de Bono (Plus, Minus, Interesting)
  • Design checklist
  • Facilitation tips

Database of Leopold Leadership Fellows' communications courses


A living document where Leopold Leadership Fellows can find and contribute advice and information about teaching communications to graduate students. This database was created by Mark Carr (2000), to capture fellows' responses to a query he posted to the list serve about communications courses they have developed.

Dialogue workshop handouts: 2012 All Cohort Reunion


Presentation from the workshop facilitated by Peri Chickering at the 2012 All Cohort Reunion (website includes Peri's bio and additional slides about the Flame model). Included in the presentation are the following tools:

  • 4 player system
  • Flame model
  • Ladder of inference
  • Left Hand Column
  • Container

See also

• Article and short video clips on the 4 player system

Expand Your View


Review of lessons from social science research on successful strategies for communicating with public audiences.

See also:  Hold that Thought, a companion article

License: Copyright Oregon State University, 2008; posted with special permission.

Facebook: Best Practices


A "how-to" guide on Facebook Best Practices developed by Ocean Conservancy.  Presented by Shannon Crownover at the September 2011 Cohort training

Fellows' Perspectives on Teaching across Disciplines: 2012 All Cohort Reunion Curriculum Resource Exchange


These resources on inter- and multidisciplinary graduate training were presented during the Curriculum Resource Exchange session at the 2012 All Cohort Reunion.

Chris Field: Interdisciplinary Problem-Solving. A collaboratory for postdocs & grad students to work on a real-world issue: mountain lions at Jasper Ridge

Karen Lips: Multidisciplinary Training in Environmental Sustainability including course descriptions & syllabus. Collaborative problem-solving course for business and biology students at University of Maryland

Fellows' perspectives: Using social media (2012 All Cohort reunion)


At the 2012 All-Cohort Reunion, Liz Neeley facilitated a one-day workshop:  Message Box and Beyond: Finding your voice in social media. In the video, you will hear Chris Field, Tom Sisk, Josh Schimel, and Luis Zambrano as they discuss their thoughts with other fellows at the reunion.

See alsoPresentation and resources from the workshop

Fellows' perspectives: Using social media (Google Science Communication program)


Video clip of Google Science Communciation Fellows discussing social media from various perspectives:

Here is the whole video taken at Google headquarters in June 2011