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(Virtual Training) Techniques for High Emotion & Controversy

  • 21 Mar 2022
  • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM (MDT)
  • Zoom
  • 2


  • For members of the IAP2 Affiliates or IAP2 Federation International Associates.

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Ask yourself these three questions:

  • Are you expecting a loud, controversial event or engagement?

  • Does your organization use the same tools over and over again with limited effectiveness?

  • Do you value strong relationships and building community participation capacity but not sure where and how to get started?

Ignoring the controversy, aiming to control the discussion, or hoping that enough facts will cool the fire ISN’T going to work. Ready for something different? Willing to immerse yourself in the emotion and complexity, and make space for the tough conversations? While there is no magic technique, these tools are sure to set you up with a better opportunity to support new innovative discussion to emerge. Join us as we explore 1) Gamified Techniques, 2) A Human Library, 3) Socratic Circle© 4) Deliberative Forum.

It’s time to stretch BEYOND the open house and find techniques and tools that will help you host better, bolder conversations.

PLEASE NOTE: If you are a member of IAP2 Canada please log into the website (top right-hand corner) to register automatically at the member rate. International IAP2 members require a code to register. Please contact info@iap2canada.ca to obtain it.

This course will be offered in one, three hour segment. To find out the time the training takes place in your time zone you can use this link

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Learning Objectives

Participants can expect to walk away with:

  • Attend an interactive session where four new techniques, specifically design for situations of high emotion and controveresy are explored

  • Understand the design and implementation of each technique and how it would be useful in different projects, conversations and applied with different stakeholders and participants

  • Experience the tool such that they will be able to modify, design and customize the technique to suit specific needs and circumstances

  • Walk away with the excitement, motivation and know-how to try something different 

    Trainer: Kim Hyshka, CP3

    Kim Hyshka, CP3Kim Hyshka, CP3 is a believer that just about anything is possible with a little dialogue. She’s on a mission, to chart a different course for public conversations. Better conversations that open possibility, cultivate collaboration and spark change through dialogue. With over 10 years working in the field of engagement, she has developed a passion for designing and facilitating conversations that matter and creating engagement experiences where participants feel valued, relationships are built and initiatives and projects move forward. You’ll find her in the midst of both large and small-scale projects, bringing experience facilitating community forums in large urban centers or walking pipelines with Elders in the remote wilderness.

    Watch this short video to see Kim in action!

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