John S. McCain III
National Center for Environmental Conflict Resolution
Our training curriculum is grounded in the National Center’s more than 20+ years of experience in collaboration and consensus-building work
on a wide range of environmental, natural resources, and public lands issues.
The National Center’s training courses provide participants with essential negotiation and conflict management
skills as well as opportunities to practice collaboration and conflict resolution skills in the context of environmental
and public policy issues. 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.
- NCECR Training participant
Our training program takes a "learning by doing" approach, providing practical, hands-on opportunities to practice new skills
that simulate real-life situations. Our trainers are experienced professional facilitators and mediators and bring extensive
applied experience to the trainings. Our trainings helps participants:
- Develop essential skills to manage the complexities of multi-party conflict.
- Practice effective communication and collaboration skills to build long-term relationships.
- Develop the capacity to design and implement effective and inclusive collaborative problem-solving processes.
There are no prerequisites for our trainings, and professionals from all fields are welcome to join!
Click here to see available courses 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.
- NCECR Training participant
Our training courses can be offered on-site at a location of your choice to provide you and your group with
opportunities for skill building in environmental collaboration and conflict resolution.
Click here for information regarding
on-site group trainings for your agency 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.
- NCECR Group Training participant
Earn your Certificate in Environmental Collaboration and Conflict Resolution (ECCR)
The Udall Foundation offers a Certificate in Environmental Collaboration and Conflict Resolution for professionals in government, nonprofits, or the
private sector who would like to broaden their communication, collaboration, and conflict resolution skills. The
Certificate in ECCR demonstrates an understanding of:
- Principles of Interest-based Negotiation in mltiparty settings.
- Situational assessment and determining "ripeness" for collaboration or conflict resolution.
- Process design for effective and inclusive collaboration and conflict resolution in the environmental and public policy arenas.
- Collaboration with Native Nations and Tribal Consultation.
- Collaboration in the context of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA).
To earn the Certificate in ECCR, 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!
- Certificate in ECCR candidate
Click here to learn more about the Certificate in Environmental
Collaboration and Conflict Resolution.