Conflict, Collaboration & Consensus in Natural Resource Issues

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.

Participants will:

  • 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 PetersonMSU Extension, for more information: 517-353-9435.