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May 21-23, 2019: Facilitation and Mediation of Public and Environmental Conflicts – Practical Strategies for Reaching Agreement


  • Develop essential skills to manage the complexities of multi-party conflict
  • Discover new ways to implement inclusive processes
  • Interact with a diverse group of professionals
  • Learn from trainers active in the field
Tuition: $1,050 $1,000 for a limited time
The next scheduled course will be offered May 21-23, 2019. The course will be held at the Dairy Arts Center in Boulder, CO. Please email if you would like additional information.

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Why CDR?

CDR has 40 years of training experience – We provide high quality facilitation, mediation and capacity building training around the world to help participants effectively resolve a wide range of disputes.

CDR’s trainers include some of the foremost practitioners in the field of conflict resolution – Our instructors have successfully resolved environmental, public policy, ethnic, family, employment, discrimination, labor-management, community and international disputes. Trainers use their personal experience in the field to demonstrate techniques and concepts.

Highly interactive programs – Our three day advanced program blends presentations, group discussion, conflict analysis and strategy design exercises and simulations into a highly engaging learning environment. We create a space for participants to learn from each other and develop personalized tools that can be applied immediately.

Multiple opportunities to practice new skills – Our three day advanced program includes simulations in which participants practice facilitation and mediation skills. This combination of direct engagement as both a facilitator and participant in the role plays provides a powerful learning experience.

One-on-one coaching – We provide one-on-one feedback and advice on participants’ facilitation skills and how to apply them.

What Can I Expect to Learn?

  • Learn to analyze the complexities and dynamics of multi-party conflicts
  • Learn 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
  • Learn how to 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 (IBN) skills
  • Improve facilitation and mediation skills through in simulated public conflicts with one-on-one coaching
  • Learn to respond creatively to parties’ strong emotions – anger, fear, frustration, hopelessness

Cancellation: If you cancel up to 30 business days prior to the program, we will refund tuition, less a $100 processing fee.  Cancellations made between 29-14 days prior to the program will be subject to a 50% cancellation fee.  No refunds within 13 days of the program date.

CDR reserves the right to cancel any program at any time. * Full tuition refunds will be made for programs cancelled by CDR. * CDR is not responsible for non-refundable travel and lodging arrangements