John S. McCain III National Center for Environmental Conflict Resolution
The National Center for Environmental Conflict Resolution’s training courses provide participants with essential negotiation and conflict management
skills as well as opportunities to practice environmental collaboration and conflict resolution (ECCR). Our
trainings teach practical strategies to resolve a wide variety of contentious issues and emphasize collaborative
problem-solving processes that create opportunities for dialogue, mutual understanding, and respect in
environmental conflicts. This approach builds long-term relationships and produces enduring and creative
results to settle even the most intractable problems.
The skills that I learned in this course will be of significant use to me in my job. They will help me improve
facilitated settlements of cases that I am involved with and will better position me to effectively deal with
persons and/or organizations that have seemingly immovable positions/views.
- 301: Facilitation Fundamentals participant
We specialize in practical, hands-on training that helps you
- Develop essential skills to manage the complexities of multi-party conflict
- Discover new ways to implement inclusive processes
- Interact with diverse groups of professionals
- Develop the capacity to design and implement effective collaborative processes
Our training courses are open to the public.
Click here to find a course and register now!
When engaging a diverse group of stakeholders to move forward a contentious issue, I feel more prepared to
effectively listen, communicate and move the process forward.
- 201: Effective Tribal Consultation participant
Our training courses can be customized and offered on-site to provide you and your team with practical and
innovative techniques tailored to address your unique situation.
Click here for information regarding
customized trainings for your agency, institute, or organization.
The trainers knew a lot about [our organization] already. We didn’t have to go back to basics and spend time on
education. It was great to jump in and not slow down.
- Customized Training participant
Earn your Certificate in Environmental Collaboration
The Udall Certificate in Environmental Collaboration is intended for professionals in government, nonprofits, or the
private sector who would like to broaden their communication, negotiation, and facilitation skills in ECCR. The Udall
Certificate demonstrates competency in
- Interest-based negotiation
- Situational assessments
- Collaborative leadership
- Multi-party negotiation
- Tribal consultation
- Collaboration in the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA)
To earn the Udall Certificate in Environmental Collaboration, candidates must complete
five courses within a five-year period.
I so often go to short courses without concrete tools to take away. Here, we developed and practiced concrete tools
that will be invaluable going forward as a mentor, mentee, professor, learner, researcher and constituent. Thank you!
- 501: Collaborative Leadership for Environmental Professionals Participant
Click here to learn more about the Udall Certificate.