John S. McCain III
National Center for Environmental Conflict Resolution

Available Trainings

Our trainings are dynamic and highly interactive. Each course provides opportunities to practice new environmental collaboration and conflict resolution (ECCR) skills through exercises that simulate real-life situations, peer-to-peer sharing, and discussions on immediate challenges in ECCR. These courses are open to professionals from all fields.

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.

- NCECR Training participant


Registration

Our scheduled and forthcoming trainings 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 National Center’s Training Analyst.

Course DescriptionSchedule
Collaboration in NEPA

This training is designed for experienced National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) professional practitioners who want to develop and integrate collaboration opportunities into the overall NEPA process. The course has its foundations in the Council of Environmental Quality’s “Collaboration in NEPA - A Handbook for NEPA Practitioners,” and is tailored to NEPA professionals to learn how to assess and plan for successful collaboration within the context of NEPA processes using appropriate tools, techniques, and best practices. Participants also will develop a better understanding of the policy goals of NEPA and the benefits of using collaborative approaches to achieve those goals. This interactive and experiential training will include real-world NEPA case studies and skills practice that enable participants to analyze the potential for collaboration and plan for effective engagement in upcoming NEPA activities. Offered both virtually (4 sessions) and in person (2 days). For a virtual syllabus, email training@udall.gov

Syllabus
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Collaboration with Native Nations and Tribal Consultation

This participatory and interactive course is intended as a course for Federal agencies and partners engaged in Government-to-Government (G-to-G) engagement with Native Nations who want to improve intergovernmental relations. Participants will develop – through exposure to a broad range of concepts and skills – awareness of the many facets of Government-to-Government consulting, including history, law, policy, sovereignty, protocol, collaboration, communication skills, and resources available. Offered both virtually (4 sessions) and in person (2 days). For an in-person syllabus, email training@udall.gov.

Syllabus
October 18 - October 19, 2022
8:30 am-5:00 pm. 1301 Pennsylvania Ave., NW, Suite 500 Washington, DC 20004
$895.00/person
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Crafting Collaborative Solutions to Environmental Conflicts

Course 2 of 2 in the Fundamentals of Environmental Collaboration & Conflict Resolution (ECCR) Series

Participants in this interactive course will refine their understanding of environmental collaboration and conflict resolution, with a focus on designing collaborative processes and helping multi-party groups use interest-based negotiation and facilitation to craft collaborative solutions. Participants will gain insight and skills relevant to developing a collaborative process, managing group dynamics, and leading groups through the process to find creative solutions to complex environmental and public policy issues. Offered in person (3 days). Completing Course 1 in this series - Understanding Conflict and Planning for Successful Collaboration - is strongly recommended prior to taking this course.

Syllabus
July 12 - July 14, 2022
8:30 am - 4:30 pm. 1301 Pennsylvania Ave., NW, Suite 500 Washington, DC 20004.
$1,150.00/person
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Understanding Conflict and Planning for Successful Collaboration

Course 1 of 2 in the Fundamentals of Environmental Collaboration & Conflict Resolution (ECCR) Series

Participants in this course will develop an understanding of the many facets of environmental collaboration and conflict resolution including using interest-based negotiation to uncover interests and assess the situation, using these findings in the development of a collaborative process, and practicing collaborative communication skills that help foster long term relationships. This training exposes participants to the broad range of concepts and skills to effectively manage environmental conflicts and collaborative processes. Offered both virtually (5 sessions) and in person (2 days). For an in-person syllabus, email training@udall.gov.

Syllabus
November 2 - November 9, 2022
Virtual Via Zoom Nov. 2, 3, 7, 8. 10 am - 1 pm AZ time Nov 9 10 am - 12 pm AZ time
$775.00/person
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