Community Member Webinar: Communicating Through the Coronavirus Era

As geysers of alarming health and economic news and rumors flood the public sphere, communication specialists struggle to disseminate clear, accurate information about important issues. They’ll also help tell communities what the safest practices are for rejoining social life as organizations roll out plans for a new normal. It’s more important than ever for people in communications roles to cut through the chaos of misinformation. 

This webinar features a panel of experts, including a crisis communications professor who runs her own firm and a communications director who led a school district’s messaging through Hurricane Harvey. They discuss their experiences leading a communications team through a crisis, give practical tips on how to stay on message and alert you to common mistakes people make during high anxiety times.


  • Valerie Fields, Teaching Professor, UNC-Chapel Hill
  • Adam Holland, Director of Communications, La Porte (Texas) ISD
  • Juan Elizondo, Communications Director, National Math + Science Initiative (moderator)

This webinar was presented April 23, 2020.

Community Member Webinar: Communicating Through the Coronavirus Era