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 Coordinator.

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.

Syllabus
Basic
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.

Syllabus
Basic
Registration for Course 110 is full. Please email training@udall.gov to join our mailing list for 2019 course dates.
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.
Intermediate
This course is full! Please email training@udall.gov to sign up for our 2019 course calendar.
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.

Syllabus
Intermediate
Please contact training@udall.gov to join our mailing list for 2019 course dates.
350: Facilitating Collaborative Processes
Facilitation skills and knoweldge of different collaborative processes used in environmental collaboration and conflict resolution, including the challenges of serving as an “in-house” facilitator for an organization or agency. Practice planning and convening collaborative processes and managing group dynamics.
Intermediate
This course is currently in development! Please contact training@udall.gov to recieve updates on an upcoming session.
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
Advanced
Please stay tuned for our 2019 session!
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.

Syllabus
Advanced
This course has been canceled for 2018. Please stay tuned for our 2019 session!