Community Event

Environmental Negotiation Training Workshop

Wednesday | August 30, 2017 | 8:00 am — Tuesday | November 07, 2017 | 5:00 pm

Bay Conference Center | 3152 Paradise Dr, Tiburon, CA 94920

The Elkhorn Slough NERR Coastal Training Program and the SF Bay Wetland Science and Coastal Training Program are excited to announce the joint offering of this popular training.

Workshop Objectives

This workshop applies principled negotiation concepts (e.g., Fisher and Ury’s “Getting to Yes” series) to specific environmental issue applications. Negotiation simulations, role-playing, and experiential exercises are used to provide a fun and safe way to reinforce negotiation principles. Effective negotiation requires effective communication and trust building. This course emphasizes using interest-based negotiation approaches to build trust, persuade, and create lasting solutions. The skills taught in this class help many reduce anxiety about negotiations while helping to achieve successful outcomes.

Intended Audience
This workshop will provide useful tools to the following groups:

Planners
Agency representatives
Scientists
Land managers
Supervisors and program managers
Environmental Groups
Citizen participants in public processes
Space is limited for this popular workshop!

Registration deadline is 10/17 to meet enrollment requirement.

Training leader: Jim Nelson

Jim Nelson currently is the owner of Nelson Facilitation LLC and an expert in facilitation and negotiation. He held several responsible positions with the California Department of Fish and Game (DFG) until he retired at the end of 2006. While with DFG he represented the state on numerous complex private and public projects. Jim successfully negotiated environmental benefits on behalf of the people of California. He worked on the review of projects under the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA). He is an expert on biological impact assessment, mitigation design and implementation, and monitoring in a CEQA context. He has authored technical articles on conducting biological studies and has written protocols that have been used by many state and federal agencies.

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