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Workshops & Training

We are proud to offer dynamic and engaging workshops and training sessions with Councils, Senior Leadership Teams, Communications team members, and others throughout your organization in areas including:


  • Council’s Role in Communications (Council)

  • Crisis Communications (Council and/or Admin)

  • Media Relations (Council and/or Admin)

  • Bolstering Public Engagement (Admin)

  • Navigating the Current State of Public Discourse (Council and/or Admin)

  • And more!


The content of our workshops is tailored to your organization, any local context of relevance, and specific scenarios you would like to address, while also incorporating local policies and bylaws of relevance. This approach ensures local relevancy, with content designed to speak specifically to participants from your organization.


Our sessions are highly engaging, and are based on a combination of industry best practice, emerging innovation and trends of relevance, and lived experience. Using blind case studies as a foundation for learning, and providing actionable tools that can be implemented at the local level, we achieve high levels of engagement from workshop participants and buy-in throughout the organizations. Our workshops are not delivered as a lecture; rather, it is a facilitated discussion, allowing participants to jump in with both feet and walk away with a new excitement within their roles. 

Additionally, Benjamin was engaged by the Elected Officials Education Program, through the University of Alberta Augustana, to support the ongoing professional development of Council Members in teaching a course titled, “Council’s Role in Public Engagement.”

Event Speaking 

Catalyst Communications president Benjamin Proulx is proud to be able to bolster organization’s capacity through unique and engaging speaking engagements, addressing various areas of local government crisis management and crisis communications, public engagement, public discourse, and overall municipal communications and strategy local government development, among others. 


Benjamin is a thoughtful and engaging speaker who sparks excitement amongst local government officials, with a level of honesty and openness in his sessions that allow for truly valuable discussion. Please reach out to book Benjamin for your conference today, or to gain more information about how he can provide value to you and your members.

What Our Workshop Clients Say 

"I am pleased to provide a glowing testimonial for Ben Proulx with Catalyst Communications. Our municipality hired Ben to conduct two essential sessions, one for administration staff and one for elected officials.


In both sessions, Ben’s professionalism, enthusiasm, and ability to adapt to our specific needs were commendable. His approach was not only informative but also engaging and interactive, making the sessions enjoyable and memorable for all participants."

Janet MacEachern, City of Grande Prairie

(Admin and Council sessions)

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