Keep CARM and Come Along

Conversation-Analytic Role-Play Method (CARM) is an internationally recognised method of professional communication teaching. CARM uses audio and video recordings of real-time, actual encounters to identify conversational problems and roadblocks as well as effective practices for avoiding and resolving them. The Faculty of Medicine and Health Science invites all Macquarie staff to a one day free workshop on CARM conducted by internationally recognised  expert Dr Rein Sikveland, as part of a three day program.

One Day Workshop: 18 April

The three days commence with a stand alone one day workshop on 18 April that will focus on what CARM is, with examples of the method in use, a background on how CARM has developed and experiences from running workshops.

FMHS is offering this as a free event open to academic and professional staff at Macquarie University interested in learning more about this method of professional communication teaching. It is also included in the registration for those participating in the three day workshop (so no need to register twice). Numbers for the one day event are limited, so please register at:

Details: One Day Workshop
When: 18 April, 9:30am-4:30pm
Where: Interactive Zone, Ground Floor, F10A

Three Day Program

This will be followed by two days of hands-on technical workshop for those with background in conversation analysis and similar methodologies wishing to become skilled in the more technical aspects of CARM (19 and 20 April). This cost of this event is $180 (incl GST). Through this workshop, attendees will learn the importance of CARM as a pioneering approach to communication skills training and further develop knowledge based upon technical workshops, using shared data, as well as participant-specific materials.

To register for the one day or three day workshop, please visit:

Details: Three Day Workshop
As above plus:
When: 19 April, 9:30am-4:30pm and 20 April 9:30am-12:30pm
Where: E4B Room 206

Please don’t hesitate to contact me if you have questions about this workshop and please feel free to forward this on to others who might be interested in your Faculties and departments.