Conflict, Collaboration & Consensus in Natural Resource Issues is a course offered by Michigan State University Extension designed to help natural resource professionals gain confidence and competence in helping groups and communities productively address contentious natural resource issues.
- Gain conflict resolution skills related to listening, questioning, dealing with difficult behaviors, and facilitating dialogue
- Achieve a deeper understanding of the continuum of conflict management options and approaches, and skill in diagnosing situations and choosing appropriate strategies
- Build expertise in facilitating collaborative problem solving and deliberation among groups
- Form a clearer understanding of the roles of both scientific facts and human values in contentious issues
- Explore alternative approaches to synthesizing and incorporating public input
- Become part of an interactive statewide network of natural resource professionals dedicated to facilitating natural resource conflicts in creative and collaborative ways
See the Conflict, Collaboration & Consensus in Natural Resource Issues course flyer, or contact Dr. Georgia Peterson, MSU Extension, for more information: 517-353-9435.