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Narragansett Bay Research Reserve: Public Issues & Conflict Management

NBRRPlease join Narragansett Bay Research Reserve for an exciting course on

Public Issues & Conflict Management

Tuesday, April 27, 2010 & Wednesday, April 28, 2010
Audubon Society of Rhode Island Headquarters
12 Sanderson Road, Smithfield, RI 02917

Who should attend?

  • Natural resource managers (federal, state, local)
  • Town managers, council and board members
  • Non-profit organization staff
  • Anyone who involved with conducting public meetings, facilitating dialogue and developing partnerships and collaborations among different stakeholder groups, interacting with the media about environmental issues…

Description: People who make decisions about natural resources face challenges such as balancing environmental concerns and human needs, and planning around conflicting stakeholder interests. Important process skills needed to meet such challenges are often overlooked and under-emphasized, yet they are critical to achieving progress in natural resources management.

This two-day course will increase your ability to design, conduct, and control meetings in public forums. After completing this course, you will be able to:

  • Use collaborative processes in resolving environmental issues,
  • Use management, negotiation, communication, and conflict resolution skills to plan for and conduct effective meetings, and
  • Deal effectively with the media in the public issues management process.

The course will be taught by national trainers from NOAA’s Coastal Services Center who come highly recommended by other programs throughout the country.

Cost: Thanks to NOAA funding this course is being offered FREE of charge. Breakfast and lunch will be served both days.

Registration: Please register by Tuesday, April 13, 2010 with Jennifer West, Narragansett Bay Research Reserve Coastal Training Program Coordinator, at or 401-222-4700 x7413. Seats are limited so reserve yours now!

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