SKILLS

PDI RESEARCHERS DEVELOP

Research

Methods

Issues

  • Environmental

  • Urban

    • Local focus on Chicagoland

  • International

  • Economic

  • Education

  • Criminal Justice

  • Democracy

  • Health

  • Housing

  • Technology

… and anything else that our researchers express interest in!

Communication

  • Workflow apps (e.g. Slack)

  • Familiarity with Google Suite and Microsoft Office

  • Policy writing and message frames

  • Media outreach

  • Social media content creation

Project Management

  • Conceiving and executing a research study from start-to-finish

  • Time management

  • Team management (as a Project Lead)

Collaboration

  • Role and task delegation

  • Team-based project workflow

  • Peer feedback

  • Communicating with and contributing to organizational partners