IUCN prides to work through concrete action giving real, tangible results. This solution-based approach is the driving force behind the Congress workshops.

At a glance

  • 120-minute session
  • Foster understanding and consensus-building on a specific issue
  • Share knowledge and know-how
  • Creative approaches as interactive dialogue techniques, world café processes, simulations and gaming, etc.
  • Ideal for formalizing alliances or partnerships to take concrete action


The Forum’s workshops aim to present results-driven assessments on the state of nature, empowering people with the tools to work towards particular areas of conservation.

Typically, they last two hours and encourage participants to reach a good level of understanding on specific topics while building on consensus. Through interactive techniques, a conversational set-up, simulations of real situations and a whole array of other open training methods, participants will be able to learn from each other’s knowledge and know-how, thus taking advantage of the rich diversity of backgrounds and expertise.

Thanks to the creative approaches used to deliver these sessions, the workshops offer an ideal set-up to formalize alliances and partnerships to take concrete action resulting from Congress.

Follow up

Explore the topics and documents of the workshops that took place during the 2012 IUCN World Conservation Congress on the Conservation trends platform.

Draft schedule of 2012 Congress Workshops
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