Sheela Basrur Centre and PHO - Crisis Communications Workshop
The Sheela Basrur Centre and Public Health Ontario are offering a two-day crisis communications 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 communications experts, The Warning Project. This workshop is available to public health professionals and community partners.
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 communications aspects like transparency, listening, stigma, uncertainty, panic and communications 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 communications. 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.