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PAST EVENTS

May 2024

IONS Exchange

Join Brook and other amazing presenters at IONS Exchange 2024. Brook will offer a workshop introducing her Generative Conflict Framework. What if you could understand disagreement and conflict as a source of learning, creativity, and possibility rather than as something to fear and avoid?  What if you could support people in your workplace to disagree in ways that build more authentic relationships, lead to better decisions, and even transform systems? This is a generative approach to conflict.  
12 - 14 May
All Day
Membertou Conference Center
Cape Breton, Nova Scotia
February 2024

Mess: Making Less

Brook demystifies psychological safety and healthy conflict cultures, revealing a surprisingly simple strategy to improve both, on your teams. To realize the benefits of team psychological safety (wellness, retention, innovation, and many other benefits), leaders must create the conditions for people to feel safe enough to disagree, to acknowledge when they are wrong, to ask for help when they don’t know something.
27 - 28 Feb
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Delta Hotels Dartmouth
240 Brownlow Avenue, Dartmouth, NS

Zoom Out! Conflict Clarity on Five Levels

When conflict erupts in the workplace, appearances can be deceiving. Learn a simple framework to diagnose conflict like a pro. Conflict Clarity on Five Levels: Introduction to the Big Waves Aperture Tool When conflict erupts in the workplace, appearances can be deceiving. There is almost always a lot more going on than what you might notice at first glance. Join conflict expert Brook Thorndycraft to learn how to diagnose conflict like a pro.
08 Feb
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
November 2023

Ripples and Rumbles: We Are All Leaders, featuring Tammy Mudge

Tammy and Brook talk about Every One Every Day Kjipuktuk-Halifax, a community building project in the North End of Kjipuktuk (Halifax) focused on Reconciliation through participation and relationships in and with the place where we are. For the last year and a half, the EOED team has been experimenting with practices of reciprocity, shared leadership, belonging, and participation. Watch the recording at the link in the event page.
30 Nov - 17 Jan
All Day
September 2023

Ripples and Rumbles: Equity and Conflict, featuring Ashley J Davis

Ashley and Brook talk about mediating conflict with a lens of justice, equity, diversity and inclusion. They talk about why we need to bring conflict skills and a JEDI lens together for either to be effective. JEDI advocates benefit from building their conflict skills. Similarly, mediators have greater impact when they can integrate a justice and equity lens into their conflict work. Watch the recording at the link in the event page.
06 Sep - 17 Jan
All Day
June 2023

Ripples and Rumbles: Queering the Workplace, featuring Tania Cheng

Tania and Brook talk about talk about the transformative power of bringing multi-dimensional ways of thinking and being to our work, and how this can serve as an antidote to power over and binary thinking. It’s about appreciating fluidity, adapting to change, and ultimately bringing the lessons of “queerness” to everything we do. And the film Everything, Everywhere, All At Once. Watch the recording at the link in the event page.
20 Jun - 17 Jan
All Day
March 2023

Ripples and Rumbles: Dancing with Power, featuring Louise Pitre

Louise and Brook talk about how power doesn’t have to be a dirty word. We can’t get to justice and social change “out there” unless leaders do their inner work. “At the heart of equity-centred leadership, is the conscious and intentional use of power. At the heart of a transformed system, is doing and distributing power differently”. Watch the recording at the link in the event page.
23 Mar - 17 Jan
All Day
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