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 Managing Environmental Conflict
An introduction to environmental collaboration and conflict resolution (ECCR) - what it is, when and how to use it. Includes interest-based problem solving and communication essentials.

Syllabus
Basic
110: Negotiating Environmental Solutions
Interest-based negotiation in environmental collaboration and conflict resolution. Includes communication essentials and practice with scenarios based on actual environmental conflicts.

Syllabus
Basic
201: Effective Tribal Consultation
Key concepts of government-to-government consultation and building trust between sovereigns. Understanding tribal preferences, the meaning of cultural and sacred sites, and how historic events and federal Indian policies have shaped government-to-government relationships.

Syllabus
Intermediate
Coming to Tucson, AZ, in November 2017 – Dates and registration link coming soon!
210: Collaboration in NEPA
Integrating 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
301: Facilitation Fundamentals
Facilitation skills in environmental collaboration and conflict resolution, including the challenges of serving as an “in-house” facilitator for an organization or agency. Practice in planning and convening conflict resolution and collaborative processes, and managing group dynamics.

Syllabus
Intermediate
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
August 25 - 26, 2018
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$695.00/person
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501: Collaboration Leadership for Environmental Professionals
An examination of the knowledge, skills, attitudes, and behaviors of highly effective collaboration leaders supporting environmental collaboration and conflict resolution. Includes skill development and practice in collaborative leadership.

Syllabus
Advanced