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Learn How | Customized Workshops


Strengthen your team by hosting one of our customized training sessions on how to support the use of evidence, citizen values and stakeholder insights in policymaking. Our training programs build on the experience of Forum Director John Lavis in conducting more than 130 workshops in more than 30 countries. We’ve now trained health- and social-system policymakers, stakeholders, citizens, students and researchers from more than 60 countries.

Each session is tailored by experts at the McMaster Health Forum to meet your organization’s specific needs.

Contact Kaelan Moat at to organize a session for your team.

I now have [awareness of] great new resources that I did not know existed

Any advice to my boss will [now] be evidence based...

[I will now] utilize systematic reviews in my work, promote research in organized decision making, and share research information to encourage others to use in their work.

I will rethink the policy creation process....and reconsider how we engage in stakeholder dialogues in my field.

Course cost and additional details:
Prices for customized training sessions vary depending on several factors, such as the length of the workshop, the number of participants, the number of facilitators required, location, and travel expenses. For workshops with an in-person component, there is a full refund minus a $150 administration fee if cancellation is made four weeks in advance of the first workshop day. No refund is provided is cancelled with less than four weeks' notice.

Contact Kaelan Moat at for more information about scheduling and pricing.

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