U.S. Institute for Environmental Conflict Resolution

Open Training

Participants experience training that is dynamic, problem-based, and highly interactive. Each course provides opportunities to practice new ECCR skills through exercises that simulate real-life situations, peer-to-peer sharing, and lively discussions on immediate challenges in ECCR. These courses are open to the public.

Both trainers were very knowledgeable and friendly—asking questions and voicing opinions were encouraged, which contributed to a positive learning environment—participants were encouraged to learn from each other and from the trainers.

- 410: Advanced Multi-Party Negotiation of Environmental Disputes participant

Course Offerings

Our current course offerings are displayed in the table below. To register, please click the “Register” link for your desired course in the table below.

If you would like additional information about any of our course offerings, please contact the U.S. Institute’s Training Analyst.

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

Please click the register link below!
August 27 - 28, 2019
U.S. Institute Office 130 S. Scott Avenue Tucson, AZ 85701
110: Fundamentals of Interest-Based Negotiation
Explore the fundamentals of Interest-Based Negotiation (IBN) by focusing on underlying interests and jointly developing solutions. Practice applying the key principles of the IBN framework. Emphasis on communication essentials, listening skills, emotional intelligence, and dynamics in IBN.

This course is currently in development! Please contact training@udall.gov to recieve updates in 2020.
205: Collaboration with Native Nations and Tribal Consultation
Intended for Federal agencies and representatives of Native Nations engaged in Government-to-Government (G2G) interactions who want to improve intergovernmental relations. Develop, through exposure to a broad range of concepts and skills, awareness of the many facets of G2G consulting including history, law, policy, sovereignty, protocol, collaboration, communication skills, and available resources.
This is one of our flagship courses!
210: Collaboration in NEPA
Integrate 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.

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.

501: Collaboration Leadership for Environmental Professionals
Examine the knowledge, skills, attitudes, and behaviors of highly effective collaboration leaders supporting ECCR. Develop skills and practice in collaborative leadership.