Laws and regulations related to cultural and natural resources often require participatory processes that can be mired in conflict and misunderstanding. Projects frequently can be more effectively navigated when stakeholders use collaborative processes to identify and resolve problems during consultation. Through interactive exercises and role plays, learn the skills needed to frame the issues for successful resolution, understand conflict management styles, design a stakeholder consultation process to address issues in a timely manner and prevent conflict from escalating, and negotiate in individual and group settings.
Tanya Denckla Cobb, associate director, University of Virginia Institute for Environmental Negotiation; facilitates and mediates community and environmental issues, including facility siting, land use planning, natural resource protection, and heritage preservation
“[The instructor] offered clear renditions of basic concepts along with meaningful and useful conflict resolution materials/tools.”
“[I] came in with no prior experience, so this brought me up to a functional/professional level with room to reach more expertise.”
“I learned a number of techniques for structuring the process of conflict resolution that I think will be very helpful.”
“It was more interesting and fun than I thought it could be. [As] a student … I was [still] able to participate and understand as well as the professionals.”
“This is one of the best seminars I’ve attended. A lot of useful and practical information.”
“Although I am a trained mediator, I still learned a lot. In fact, I found this kind of mediation [to be] a new ‘ball game.’”
Agency, industry, consulting firm, and nonprofit decisionmakers, cultural and natural resource project managers, and public involvement managers.
ASLA members will receive 6 learning units each day for designated seminars that meet the criteria for programs in the Landscape Architecture Continuing Education System.
Confirmation of registration is sent out to registered participants one month prior to the seminar date. The confirmation includes the seminar location, hours, and a list of conveniently located hotels. Seminars generally are held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Registration is recommended at least 6 weeks prior to the seminar to secure a place and to avoid cancellations due to low enrollment.
$600 (6-week advance registration); $650 (regular registration)
NPI also offers this seminar as customized, on-site training to meet specific organizational needs. Seminars can be tailored to create single- or multiple-day workshops at a location and time convenient to the sponsor. Contact NPI at 703.765.0100 or firstname.lastname@example.org for further information.