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Managing Conflict Through Curiosity

Thursday, January 19, 2023
12 PM–1 PM
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Event Details


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Event Description

This 1-hour session will explore the theoretical understanding of conflict as a cycle of threat and defend. Participants will be introduced to the basic neuroscience of threat and why maintaining curiosity is a critical strategy for constructively engaging in conflict. The session also dives into key skills of noticing, empathy, and inquiry.

Event Presenter(s)

Cynthia Lu, MA, RPF, P.Ag.

About the Event


Cynthia Lu, MA, RPF, P.Ag., is a forestry consultant based in Campbell River. She holds a MA in conflict analysis and management from Royal Roads University. Cynthia works across the province in the areas of forest development planning and certification auditing. She is currently a sessional instructor at North Island College in the Coastal Forest Technology Diploma Program. In 2021, Cynthia co-developed an online learning module, Introduction to Conflict Management, which is now a required element of the Association of British Columbia Forest Professionals articling program. Cynthia is also a part-time member of the Forest Appeals Commission.