John S. McCain III
National Center for Environmental Conflict Resolution

Certificate in Environmental Collaboration and Conflict Resolution (ECCR)

The Certificate in Environmental Collaboration and Conflict Resolution is intended for professionals in government, nonprofits, or the private sector who would like to broaden their communication, negotiation, and facilitation skills in ECCR. Certificate in ECCR recipients demonstrate an understanding of tools and techniques used to:

  • Systematically analyze conflict and collaborative opportunities.
  • Design appropriate and effective collaboration and conflict resolution processes.
  • Manage conflict and build cooperation amongst diverse groups and teams.
  • Generate options, reach agreement, and document decisions to foster long-term commitments.
  • Communicate in ways that foster long-term relations and collaboration.
  • Understand behaviors that build trust and cooperation.

Our trainers are experienced professional facilitators and mediators with years of applied practice. We present strategies, tools, and techniques honed in the real world, and our trainings provide significant opportunities for skills practice. To earn the Certificate in ECCR, candidates must complete five courses within a five-year period.

I see opportunities to apply skills I learn across all levels of work—modeling collaborative leadership skills for others; interpreting conflicts; creating more effective collaborations for problem solving.

- Certificate in ECCR candidate

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All National Center training courses count toward the Certificate in ECCR. Contact the National Center’s Training Program Analyst to learn more about the Certificate and how this program can be brought to your group.