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Environmental Conflict Management

Short-Course/Seminar

Date: Time: 8:00 am–5:00 pm
Hardin Hall Room: 901
Additional Info: HARH
Contact: Dr. Mark Burbach, (402) 471-8210, mburbach@unl.edu
This environmental conflict management short-course is taught by Dr. Lara Fowler, an attorney, mediator, and faculty member at Penn State. She has mediated and/or facilitated challenging conflicts such as groundwater storage in the greater Los Angeles area; how to address flooding in a river basin in Washington State; and how to manage water supplies between agriculture, cities, and fish. She recently completed a Fulbright focused on managing complex water dynamics in Sweden’s Uppsala University’s Peace and Conflict Research Department. For more on Dr. Fowler, see https://pennstatelaw.psu.edu/faculty/fowler.

What You Can Expect to Learn
• Analyze the complexities and dynamics of multi-party conflicts
• Understand how different parties — government agency staff, private sector leaders, advocacy groups, and citizens — engage in conflict, and how you can work more effectively with each
• Conduct situation assessments, both a “back-of-the-envelope” approach and an in-depth process to examine conflicts and design more effective resolution strategies
• Develop the capacity to design and implement effective and inclusive collaborative processes
• Develop and apply interest-based negotiation skills
• Improve facilitation and mediation skills through simulated public conflicts
• Respond creatively to parties’ strong emotions – anger, fear, frustration, hopelessness- and communication breakdowns
• Develop new ways to implement inclusive processes

Additional Public Info:
Environmental Conflict Management
Short-Course/Seminar NRES 881
When: September 8th and 9th, 2022
(8:00 AM - 5:00 PM CDT)
Cost: $200 or NRES 881

https://go.unl.edu/env-conflictmang

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