Complex papers, rapidly – the art of argumentation

with John Glenn

There is the traditional approach to authoring a complex paper- draft it, staff it, coordinate comments and argue, argue, argue.

Explore an alternate approach that embraces debate, drafts quickly – and visually – and develops stronger options as a result, fast!

FORMAT:  Kiah Academy  virtual classroomm
PRICE:  $375 - inc GST
DURATION:  3 hrs online
TIME: 9.30am - 12.30pm
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DATES:  Thursday 13 August 2020
  The event link will be sent to you 30 minutes before the start. Simply click on the link to join.


Practical tools to enhance
your team members:

  • wherever work is
  • alongside like-minded people
  • delivered by specialist consultants
  • Interactive, online, engaging









Live and interactive

Designed for participation and interaction this virtual classroom will keep you busy and active. Remember to turn your web camera on.

Online resources

When you sign up to this event we will also enroll you in the online materials which you can review and download at a later date.

Kiah Academy Community

Access to our exclusive network of participants who share ideas, challenges and solutions to working in these ever changing times.

What you'll learn

Learning Outcomes

This will be an interactive session that will:

  • TBC

How we'll do it

We use Zoom or MS Teams to facilitate our conversations and Miro or Google Docs for collaboration and idea sharing. Don't worry these won't cost you a thing!

We'll send you an email link to the event 15 minutes before it starts. Simply click on the link.


John Glenn

John’s first foray into complex negotiations was working with masters of the trade as they negotiated the disarmament of the Khmer Rouge.

Finding a talent, John followed a 20+ year career in the Army with an equal career in industry as a consultant, with a talent for fixing problem projects, and as a GM for companies such as Hewlett Packard where he managed a business across Asia and Japan. He launched Kiah as a consultancy focussed on the better delivery of public services through working with both the public and private sectors – and at the junction of the two.

He has managed programs from a few million dollars to in excess of a billion, and as diverse as flying a satellite, oil and gas facility remediation, through to catering for the Australian Forces in Afghanistan.

John has sought to apply practice with theory holding multiple tertiary qualifications in science and management, and his studies taking him as far as Edinburgh and Harvard Universities. He is also a Graduate of the AICD program, a Fellow of AIML and a nationally accredited mediator.

His presentations are littered with practical examples of what works and what doesn’t – drawn from nearly forty years of dealing with the complex and the intractable.