Pennsylvania Association of Conservation Districts

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Communications Workshop Series Wraps Up in State College

Photo provided by Jay Braund.

This fall, PACD worked with the PA Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) to coordinate communications workshops for conservation district and DEP staff. The two-part series kicked off with Verbal Judo October 12-13, 2023, at the Wyndham Garden State College in Boalsburg, PA. The series wrapped up with two back-to-back sessions of The Art and Science of Deception October 25 and 26, 2023, at Toftrees Golf Resort in State College, PA.

Verbal Judo was originally designed for law enforcement officers and teaches techniques to generate voluntary compliance by managing and redirecting emotionally charged verbal attacks. The Art and Science of Deception is designed to improve an individual’s ability to detect deception and get to the truth. These workshops are useful for anyone who regularly deals with the public, particularly technicians and field staff. PACD received a total of over 80 registrations for the workshops.