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Aaron Lyons


Aaron holds a Masters Degree in Conflict Transformation and is an experienced facilitator and trainer specializing in mediation, conflict resolution and restorative justice. Throughout his career he has provided leadership for a variety of organizations, and for close to 15 years, he has facilitated high-conflict conversations for both small and large groups of people. Aaron has a passion for supporting people through high-stakes and emotionally charged conversations. In addition to training with ACHIEVE, he is a consultant in private practice, where he works with schools, criminal justice and other organizations both locally and internationally. A passionate facilitator, he brings an upbeat, insightful and engaging presence to all of his workshops.

Upcoming Events

October 2017

Dealing with Difficult People

Oct 18, 2017 (9 AM - 4 PM)
Price: 209.00 (*early rate) 235.00 (regular rate)
*early rate expires September 27, 2017
Trainer: Aaron Lyons

We all encounter people we find difficult. Typically conversations with them leave us feeling frustrated, stressed, angry and tired. This workshop will analyze what is happening in those exchanges and demonstrate how people can adapt their strategies to bring about more productive conversations with those they find difficult. Learn more...

November 2017

De-escalating Potentially Violent Situations™

Nov 23, 2017 (9 AM - 4 PM)
Price: 209.00 (*early rate) 235.00 (regular rate)
*early rate expires November 02, 2017
Trainer: Aaron Lyons
Offered through Crisis and Trauma Resource Institute Inc. For those who work in an environment where there is potential for violence, it is important to develop the skills needed to defuse dangerous situations. This workshop is designed to teach people to de-escalate potentially violent situations through assertiveness and interpersonal communication. Learn more...
December 2017

Conflict Resolution Skills

Dec 14, 2017 (9 AM - 4 PM)
Price: 209.00 (*early rate) 235.00 (regular rate)
*early rate expires November 23, 2017
Trainer: Aaron Lyons

Conflict holds great potential for harm and for good. The results of unhealthy conflict impact us individually and contribute to negative group performance. Those people who master essential conflict resolution skills reduce the occurrence of negative conflict in their lives, leading to healthier, happier relationships and work environments. Learn more...

February 2018

Navigating Difficult Conversations

Feb 13, 2018 (9 AM - 4 PM)
Price: 209.00 (*early rate) 235.00 (regular rate)
*early rate expires January 23, 2018
Trainer: Aaron Lyons

Whether sharing bad news with a client, providing corrective action or talking with a colleague about an uncomfortable issue, difficult conversations often take a large mental and emotional toll on all participants. In fact, having difficult conversations can be one of the most stressful and uncomfortable aspects of our lives and work. Yet the ability to handle difficult conversations respectfully and professionally is also an essential workplace skill. Learn more...

March 2018

Dealing with Difficult People

Mar 07, 2018 (9 AM - 4 PM)
Price: 209.00 (*early rate) 235.00 (regular rate)
*early rate expires February 14, 2018
Trainer: Aaron Lyons

We all encounter people we find difficult. Typically conversations with them leave us feeling frustrated, stressed, angry and tired. This workshop will analyze what is happening in those exchanges and demonstrate how people can adapt their strategies to bring about more productive conversations with those they find difficult. Learn more...

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Registration Information

Register Early! Seating is limited.

Children and unregistered guests are not permitted in the meeting rooms.

The Early Registration rate is available for those participants who submit both their registration form and payment 3 weeks before the workshop.

Participants will receive a spiral bound training manual and a certificate of completion.

Workshop Schedule

The workshops start at 9:00 AM and conclude around 4:00 PM. Please arrive between 8:30 and 9:00 AM on the first day to check in and receive a training manual. Regular breaks are scheduled throughout the day. Participants are on their own for lunch from noon to 1:00 PM, unless otherwise stated above. Our half day workshops start at 9:00 am and conclude at 12:00pm

Cancellation Policy

Registrations cancelled 7 or more days prior to the workshop are refundable, minus a $50.00 administrative fee. Alternatively you may receive a credit to attend a future training. Cancellations less than 7 days prior to the workshop are non-refundable. If at any time you are unable to attend, you are welcome to transfer your registration to another individual at no extra cost. In this case, please notify ACHIEVE of the name of the alternate person who will be attending.

We reserve the right to cancel workshops due to unforeseen circumstances or under-enrolment. Liability is limited to a refund of workshop fees only. Please make travel arrangements with this in mind.

Group Registration Instructions

To register a group for a workshop, register for selected workshop, then once in shopping cart, add quantity of participants and provide names of all participants.

Continuing Education Credit

Workshop participants receive a certificate indicating credits awarded based on the length and completion of the workshop.  A two day workshop earns 12 Continuing Education hours and a one day workshop earns 6 hours.   While many associations and licensing bodies accept ACHIEVE workshops for Continuing Education Credit, questions about approval should be directed to the specific association or licensing body you are requesting the credits for.