John S. McCain III National Center for Environmental Conflict Resolution

Training Program

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

Open Training

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

Customized Training

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.

For questions about our open trainings, certificate programs, and registration, please contact:

Training Program Analyst

Olivia Montes
(520) 901-8574

For questions about on-site group trainings for your organization, please contact:

Training Program Manager

Melanie Knapp
(520) 901-8546