Crisis communication workshop focusing on the opioid epidemic

image of a newspaper front page with the headline opioid crisisThe Sheela Basrur Centre and Public Health Ontario are offering a two-day crisis communication workshop focusing on the current opioid epidemic. This interactive workshop will highlight crisis and stakeholder communications while exploring best practices and lessons learned from the field.

Both days will be facilitated by risk and emergency communication experts, The Warning Project. This workshop is available to public health professionals and community partners.

When: November 29-30, 2017, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Registration Fee: $325 + HST (includes registration, breakfast, lunch and refreshments for both days)

Where: Public Health Ontario, 480 University Avenue – 3rd Floor, Toronto, Ontario M5G 1V2

Day 1: Introduction to Crisis Communications
This session will highlight theory and best practices experienced in health crisis events with a strong focus on stakeholder collaboration. Fundamental crisis communication aspects like transparency, listening, stigma, uncertainty, panic and communication coordination will also be covered. Interactive elements and exercises will be incorporated to encourage discussion and collaboration among the attendees throughout the day.

Day 2: Planning and Implementing Crisis Communications

Day two of the workshop will be rooted in skill-building exercises, providing participants with in-depth knowledge and training in planning and implementing crisis communication. Group exercises will support participants in their collaboration with organizations and community partners during a crisis. This workshop will also feature a panel discussion, providing an opportunity for leaders across the health system and community partners to share their experiences in tackling issues surrounding the opioid crisis while exploring lessons learned and future recommendations.

Registration is limited so sign-up today!

Public Health Ontario employees: Please email SBC [at] oahpp [dot] ca if you wish to attend this workshop and your manager supports your participation.

Visit the SBC website for more information about this workshop.

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