Yes andApplied Improvisation for Conflict Resolution

October 26, 2017, 9:00-12:00;  Location: TBA

Join Carrie and Sharon in a half-day exploration of improvisational theatre games for conflict resolution practitioners. We’ll practice improv games to develop conflict resolution skills and explore ways to bring improv games into conflict resolution processes.



Let us know if you, or your organization would be interested in a repeat any of these courses.


  • GET REAL: Advanced Tools for Ethical “Reality Checking” 

Interested in effective “reality checking” that is more than simply an exercise in assisting parties to evaluate their relative legal positions? That helps your clients or the parties to reach informed, self-determined resolutions? In this session we will explore the potential risks of evaluative reality checking and the ethical choices that flow from the selection of approaches.

Pre-approved for 1 hour of Ethics CPD for the Law Society of BC.



  • Break On Through to the Other Side: Advanced Tools and Strategies for Impasse-Breaking

Join us for a highly interactive workshop on impasse breaking skills that you can use in mediation, negotiation, facilitating business discussions or strategic planning sessions.  In this session we will explore varieties of “pattern interrupt” and NLP techniques, combinational creativity tools, and the growing range of “apps” for impasse breaking.

  • From Conflict to Confluence: Myers-Briggs Personality Type® for Conflict Resolution

Personality Type differences are a common source of conflict.  Differing personality types may see the same situation dissimilarly, communicate and respond to conflict in very different ways. Tools like the MBTI® (Myers-Briggs Type Indicator®) not only enhance understanding of differences in the ways that we may communicate and respond to conflict, they are a powerful tool for understanding and improving our own communication skills and strategies.

Participants in this session will complete the MBTI® Step II assessment prior to the session.  Carrie and Sharon will guide participants through exercises designed to elucidate personal preferences in conflict that may lead you to approach advocacy from your own points of reference rather than adapting flexibly to improve communication with your clients, other parties, lawyers, and mediators.  We will explore the subscales of the MBTI® that are most closely linked to conflict preferences and will explore ways to improve individual negotiation and communication skills through self-reflection.


We are pleased to partner with CoRe Conflict Resolution Society in presenting these workshops.  A share of the proceeds from each workshop is donated to CoRe to support its work. 

Courses Available for Groups

CreativityZone offers the following pre-designed courses for law firms, not-for-profit societies, corporate groups, and others interested in conflict resolution training:

  • 5-day Intensive Mediation Workshop (40-hour training for mediators)
  • 2-day Introduction to Mediation Workshop
  • 1 or 2-day Negotiation Workshop
  • MBTI workshops (2 hour, 3 hour and full-day)
  • 1/2 day Applied Improvisation Workshop

As well, we offer tailored courses to meet your organization’s needs in the areas of:

  • Negotiation
  • Mediation Advocacy
  • Mediation
  • Conflict Resolution Skills
  • Facilitation
  • Applied improvisation
  • Forum Theatre/Theatre tools for participatory decision-making
  • Creativity

Contact us for details on courses, and to discuss fees.

CreativityZone courses 2013


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