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National Center for Environmental Conflict Resolution Works to Build Virtual Facilitation Capacity for Agencies and Partner Organizations in Light of COVID-19

Posted: 6/2/2020

Due to COVID-19, virtual meetings are an increasing day-to-day reality for organizations of all sizes. The John S. McCain III National Center for Environmental Conflict Resolution (National Center), a program of the Morris K. Udall and Stewart L. Udall Foundation (Udall Foundation), offered free webinars on April 28, 2020, and May 19, 2020, entitled “How to Facilitate Engaging and Productive Virtual Meetings.” These webinars reviewed best practices and lessons learned for facilitating engaging and productive virtual meetings of small- to medium-sized groups, with a particular focus on collaboration or decision-making when in-person options are not available. National Center staff discussed considerations for virtual meetings and challenges of participant engagement, and shared tips and techniques to facilitate better productivity in virtual settings.

To access a recording of the May 19th webinar, click here.

To access the slides from the May 19th webinar, click here.

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For more information about the National Center and its collaboration, consensus-building, and conflict resolution services, please visit its program page. For additional information about the National Center’s Training Program and capacity-building efforts, please visit the Training Program page or contact Training Program Analyst Olivia Montes at (520) 901-8574 or

About the Udall Foundation
The Udall Foundation awards scholarships, fellowships, and internships for study in fields related to the environment and to Native Americans and Alaska Natives in fields related to health care and Tribal public policy; connects youth from underserved communities to the Nation’s public lands and natural resources to foster greater understanding, appreciation, stewardship, and enjoyment of those lands and resources through photography, positive outdoor experiences, and environmental education through Parks in Focus®; provides funding to the Native Nations Institute for research, education, and outreach on Native American and Alaska Native health care issues and Tribal public policy issues; provides funding to the Udall Center for Studies in Public Policy to conduct policy research and outreach on the environment and related themes; and provides impartial collaboration, consensus-building, and conflict resolution services on a wide range of environmental, natural and cultural resources, Tribal, and public lands issues involving the Federal Government through the John S. McCain III National Center for Environmental Conflict Resolution.

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