U.S. Institute for Environmental Conflict Resolution

Training Program

We offer a range of training courses to prepare participants to be more effective in environmental collaboration and conflict resolution processes. We specialize in practical, hands-on training that helps you improve your communications skills, conflict management style, knowledge of environmental collaboration and conflict resolution, and add to your negotiation and facilitation toolbox.

Course Offerings

Our current course offerings are displayed in the table below. If you would like additional information about any of our course offerings, including an overview of the course content or a syllabus, please contact the U.S. Institute’s Training Coordinator.

201: Effective Tribal Consultation will be offered in Tucson, AZ, in November 2017 – Dates and registration link coming soon!

Course DescriptionLevelLengthSchedule
101: Introduction to Managing Environmental Conflict
An introduction to environmental collaboration and conflict resolution (ECCR) - what it is, when and how to use it. Includes interest-based problem solving and communication essentials.

Syllabus
Basic2 days
August 30 - 31, 2017
Denver, CO
$695.00/person
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110: Negotiating Environmental Solutions
Interest-based negotiation in environmental collaboration and conflict resolution. Includes communication essentials and practice with scenarios based on actual environmental conflicts.

Syllabus
Basic2 days
201: Effective Tribal Consultation
Key concepts of government-to-government consultation and building trust between sovereigns. Understanding tribal preferences, the meaning of cultural and sacred sites, and how historic events and federal Indian policies have shaped government-to-government relationships.

Syllabus
Intermediate2 days
210: Collaboration in NEPA
Integrating effective collaboration into environmental planning and review under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), Based on guidance from the President’s Council on Environmental Quality Collaboration in NEPA - A Handbook for NEPA Practitioners..

Syllabus
Intermediate2 days
October 18 - 19, 2017
Phoenix, AZ
$695.00/person
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301: Facilitation Fundamentals
Facilitation skills in environmental collaboration and conflict resolution, including the challenges of serving as an “in-house” facilitator for an organization or agency. Practice in planning and convening conflict resolution and collaborative processes, and managing group dynamics.

Syllabus
Intermediate2 days
June 7 - 8, 2017
DOI Office of Collaborative Action and Dispute Resolution 801 N Quincy Street Arlington, VA 22203
$695.00/person
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410: Advanced Multi-Party Negotiation of Environmental Disputes
Skill-building in complex, multi-party negotiations and group dynamics for environmental collaboration and conflict resolution. Includes assessment of your current conflict style and capacity in communication and relationship building.

Syllabus
Advanced2 days
September 19 - 20, 2017
DOI Office of Collaborative Action and Dispute Resolution 801 N Quincy Street Arlington, VA 22203
$695.00/person
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501: Collaboration Leadership for Environmental Professionals
An examination of the knowledge, skills, attitudes, and behaviors of highly effective collaboration leaders supporting environmental collaboration and conflict resolution. Includes skill development and practice in collaborative leadership.

Syllabus
Advanced2 days
July 11 - 12, 2017
Center for Public Policy Dispute Resolution The University of Texas School of Law 727 E. Dean Keeton St. Austin, TX 78705
$695.00/person
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Registration

To register, please click the “Register” link for your desired course in the table below. If you have any questions, please contact the U.S. Institute’s Training Coordinator.

Udall Certificate in Environmental Collaboration

Individuals who want to take multiple courses to broaden their communication, negotiation, and facilitation skills in environmental conflict resolution (ECR) can earn a Udall Certificate in Environmental Collaboration. To earn the Udall Certificate, candidates must complete five courses within a five-year period. Additional courses will be added to the course list as they become available.

All U.S. Institute courses can count toward the Udall Certificate. To apply or to learn how this program can be brought to your agency, institution, or organization, please contact the U.S. Institute’s Training Coordinator.

Customized and On-Site Courses

Our training courses can be provided to your agency or group at a location that is convenient to you. The courses may be provided in their current format or customized to better meet your needs. Customized training and workshops can integrate scenarios built around real ECR cases with conflict resolution processes that are relevant to your organization. Contact the U.S. Institute’s Training Coordinator for information on customized trainings for your agency or group.


Training Coordinator

Melanie Knapp
knapp@udall.gov
(520) 901-8546