Introduction to Improv & How it Enhances Conflict Management Skills

We are pleased to present what we believe to be a first of its kind workshop in Canada! 

Presence, attentiveness, and adaptability. These are core skills for successful conflict management. They are also the core skills strengthened through improv practice. This workshop introduces participants to the basics in a fun and non-intimidating way, providing a taste of improv and how it can enhance abilities in engagement and conflict management. This isn’t about being funny or over the top. It’s about helping you feel comfortable with uncertainty. Helping you adapt to rapidly changing situations. Helping you get out of your head and stay present with what’s happening in front of you. If you’re wondering if improv could improve the work you do, use this intro workshop to find out. Participants will be led in a series of improv activities followed by a facilitated reflection on learnings and potential applications.



Tuesday, November 9, 2021 | 12 noon - 2pm EST

Note: This interactive seminar is limited to only 14 people. Please register early to avoid disappointment.



$40 - all proceeds of our seminars go to the charities CECM supports 



About the Facilitators

Zoë Barrett-Wood is an improviser, actor, and facilitator of creative processes for conflict transformation and community building. She’s taught improv to those in the private and public sectors and has led theatre-based conflict transformation workshops for a wide range of clients. Zoë also has training in environmental science and worked for a decade as an environmental consultant on complex projects related to land protection, resource development, and community health. She aims to approach all her work with openness, compassion, vulnerability, and a healthy dose of humour.


Richard Moore has many years experience as a facilitator, mediator, conflict coach and conflict management trainer. He brings a low-key, facilitative style to both his conflict interventions and his training workshops. He holds a BA from Carleton University, an LLB from Queen’s and Chartered Mediator, Family Mediator, Med-Arbitration and Arbitration from the ADR Institute of Canada. He is a founder of the Canadian Collaborative for Engagement and Conflict Management and author of a book on relationship building and de-escalation.


Who Should Attend? 

Anyone who has an interest in increasing their knowledge and building their skills.


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