Scheduled Open Enrollment Trainings

Below is our current schedule of Trainings. Please enroll in trainings no later than 15 days prior to the class.

101: Introduction to Managing Environmental Conflict February 17-18, 2015 $695Henry M. Jackson Federal Bldg, Room 440, 915 2nd Ave, Seattle, WA 98104Register
110: Negotiating Environmental Solutions March 24-25, 2015 $695William J. Green Federal Bldg, Room 3456, 600 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106 Register
210: Collaboration in NEPA May 5-6, 2015 $695DOI-CADR 801 N Quincy Street, 2nd floor, OHA Conference Room, Arlington, VA 22203 Register
410: Advanced Multi-Party Negotiation of Environmental Disputes August 25-26, 2015 $695National Corrections Academy 11900 East Cornell Avenue, Unit C Loveland Conference Room Aurora, CO 80014 Register
301: Facilitation Fundamentals October 6-7, 2015 $695DOI-CADR 801 N Quincy Street, 2nd floor, OHA Conference Room, Arlington, VA 22203 Register

For course descriptions and to register online, please click on each course name and the Register link.

Cancellation and Refund Policy

  • Training cancellations up to15 days prior to the beginning of class – refund of class fee less $50 administrative fee
  • Training cancellations less than 15 days prior to the beginning of class – NO REFUND

If you need to cancel a training registration, contact Gail Brooks at 520-901-8532 or

The U.S. Institute reserves the right to cancel sessions due to low enrollment.

+ What can you expect from our training?

U.S. Institute training prepares participants to be more effective in their roles in collaborative processes. Our instructional approach reflects best practices in adult learning theory and delivers expert, practical, hands-on training based on real-world cases. In addition, each course satisfies either a core or elective requirement of the Udall Certificate in Environmental Collaboration.

+ Who would benefit from our training?

Anyone in the government and private sector aspiring to collaborate more effectively on environmental issues, public lands, or Native Nations issues. Agencies and organizations will also benefit from the skills developed by their staff in the trainings.

+ What's special about our training?

It's dynamic, problem-based, interactive training in which you practice new, collaborative approaches that promote workable solutions and build skills to add to your ECR toolkit.

books Course Description Summary

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What our learners say...

I have much experience in multi-lateral negotiation, but this provided useful (explicit) tools to use to plan and apply in a negotiation process.

Who has benefitted from our training?

The U.S. Institute for Environmental Conflict Resolution has trained various staff and the leadership of professional organizations, universities and federal agencies including, but not limited to:

  • Association of Environmental Professionals
  • Bureau of Indian Affairs
  • Bureau of Land Management
  • DOE
  • DOI
    • Office of Hearings and Appeals
    • Solicitor's Office
  • EPA
  • Federal Highway Administration
  • National Park Service
  • U.S. Air Force
  • U.S. Army
  • U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
  • U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission
  • USDA Forest Service

For a complete list of agencies and organizations that have benefitted from our training...more

How do I sign up? View our complete list of courses and register online for open sessions. Don't find the course you want on the schedule? Add yourself to a waitlist to receive first notification when new course sessions are scheduled.

Customized and On-Site Courses
We combine core training topics with scenarios built around real ECR cases to create trainings customized to fit your training needs.

To inquire about scheduling on-site, customized trainings, register by phone for open trainings, or discuss other ways the U.S. Institute can help you increase your skills in Environmental Conflict Resolution, contact:

Gail Brooks
Training Coordinator
130 South Scott Avenue
Tucson, AZ 85701