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Val Morrison


Webinar - Practical Approaches to Wicked Problems: What Works?
This webinar, presented by the NCCHPP's Val Morrison, will seek to equip participants with new tools and approaches to better approach wicked problems in their practice. This webinar will take place on Tuesday, March 6, 2018 from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. EST.
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Presenter:        Val Morrison, Research Officer, NCCHPP

Date:                Tuesday, March 6, 2018 from 2 p.m. - 3 p.m. (EST)

Registration:   To register, click here.

Ce webinaire sera aussi offert en français le mardi 13 février, 2018 de 14:00 à 15:00 (HAE). Pour en apprendre davantage, cliquez ici.

This webinar is part of the Knowledge Translation in Public Health Medicine series offered by the National Collaborating Centres for Public Health in partnership with the Public Health Physicians of Canada.


This webinar builds on a foundation of work on wicked problems by presenting practical tools and approaches for working more effectively to address them.

Because of these problems' complexity and intractability, it is folly to suggest that any one or two tools can be used to eradicate them. However, there are some elements that are promising for initiating work on wicked problems. These include collaboration, dialogue and shared understanding.

This webinar will seek to equip participants with new tools and approaches to better incorporate these elements into their work. By the end of the workshop, participants should come away with new ideas about how to approach wicked problems.


By participating in this webinar, participants will be able to:

1. Differentiate different practical approaches to addressing wicked problems. 

2. Effectively distinguish between discussion, debate, and dialogue.

3. Increase their capacity to act on wicked problems in public health.

Technical instructions for joining a webinar

The link to join the webinar will be sent to registered participants. We are using the Adobe Connect platform. Please review the preliminary steps to follow before connecting to an NCCHPP webinar, click here.

Continuing Education Credits

This webinar is accredited by the École de santé publique de l'Université de Montréal (University of Montréal's School of Public Health). The process is free. To obtain your continuing education units, you must participate in the webinar and sign in to the platform using your name and surname as indicated in your registration form. You must also fill in an online evaluation form that will be sent by e-mail after the webinar. Your continuing education credit certificate will then be delivered to you by email.

For this webinar, we have also requested CME study credits from McGill University, Office for Continuing Professional Development (CPD) which sponsors continuing medical education for physicians. The Office for CHPE at McGill University is fully accredited by the Committee on Accreditation of Canadian Medical Education (CACME).


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The production of the NCCHPP website has been made possible through a financial contribution from the Public Health Agency of Canada.