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Negotiating Effective Environmental Agreements

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UC Berkeley, Clark Kerr Campus

2601 Warring Street

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CONCUR, Inc. Training Course "Negotiating Effective Environmental Agreements"

Enrollment is now open for our annual training course Negotiating Effective Environmental Agreements. This course will be held February 28th - March 1st, 2017 and we are offering special rates for early registration, as well as discounted rates for students and NGO’s. Early bird enrollment extends thru Jan 31st and discounts ticket price by $150. After this date ticket price will increase to $650. Ticket price includes the following: teaching materials (including a course book), continental breakfast, lunches each day, and one course dinner.

CONCUR’s intensive two-day workshop, held at the Clark Kerr campus at UC Berkeley, is designed to meet the needs of professionals who are in a position to negotiate environmental agreements. In this course, we show you how the process of face-to-face negotiation can augment traditional policy making with creative agreements that are better informed and more stable. During the training, course members will learn the elements of mutual gains bargaining, apply them in a series of simulated disputes, and reflect on the application of these tools to everyday work situations. Our Teaching Notes provide practical advice to negotiators for each step of a negotiation process, and will support you in your real-world negotiations after the course is over.

Topics include:

  • CONCUR's stepwise model of negotiated agreements

  • Hands-on simulations focused on environmental issues

  • Role distinctions: negotiators, mediators, and technical advisors

  • Ethical responsibilities of negotiators

  • Engaging your current cases: advice on improving environmental decision-making

  • Negotiation styles and techniques—tools for effective negotiation and strengthening decision-making

  • Negotiation case studies—topics range from land use planning and water resources management to ocean policy and joint fact-finding on complex issues

We are eager to share our recent project experience with course participants, including mediation on a series of consensus agreements on marine resource issues, designing and moderating regional, national, and international workshops on sustainable seafood and avoiding bycatch of sensitive species, and convening a joint fact-finding process to investigate desalination technologies in California.

Course enrollment is capped at 30 and fills quickly. We hope to see you and your colleagues this spring! Please feel free to contact Meredith Cowart at (510) 649-8008 or meredith@concurinc.net with any questions.

Past participants say:

  • “This was one of the most effective short courses I’ve participated in!”
  • "Impressive, informative, thank you!"
  • "The simulations were good to reinforce the topics. Hands on learning is great! I also loved the personal stories and real life application examples from the team's experiences."
  • “[Scott McCreary was] excellent! –[he conveys a] wealth of knowledge on so many topics. Very thorough, eloquent and informative. Would love to take part in a negotiated process mediated by CONCUR.”
  • "[Meredith] is a concise, clear presenter. She is knowledgeable and enthusiastic and keeps things fast-paced and engaging."
  • "[The course] was great! You were all clearly prepared, know your material and are passionate about it. Thank you for sharing this information with us."
  • “[The role-play simulations are] very effective and enjoyable. Real life issues make it credible. Thank you for putting in the time to make [the simulations] focused on our fields of study!!”
  • “[Scott McCreary is an excellent speaker. [He is] well-paced and articulate in presentations, very clear and concise and promoted dialogue and debate; I felt I learned a lot watching his style of facilitation.”

Teaching Credentials:

Scott McCreary earned his Masters degree in Environmental Planning from UC Berkeley and PhD in Environmental Policy and Dispute Resolution at MIT’s Department of Urban Studies and Planning. He also was an Associate at the MIT-Harvard Public Disputes Program. In his trainings, Scott draws heavily on his 28+ years in his professional practice, as well as from his deep understanding of the conflict resolution theory. He has lead over 60 training courses in negotiation in mediation at CONCUR for a diverse range of professionals, practitioners and graduate students. Recently, he has also lead customized courses in negotiation, facilitation and partnership building for the National Marine Fisheries Service and the Scripps Institute of Oceanography.

Because he believes strongly in applying a reflective lens to his own practice, Scott has published articles in Negotiation Journal (a publication of Harvard’s Program on Negotiation) and Mediation Quarterly, a recent chapter in the book Joint Fact Finding in Urban Planning and Environmental Disputes, and a chapter in the Consensus Building Handbook.


  • Registration is not confirmed until billing information is received in full and a confirmation email has been sent to the registered participant

  • We strongly prefer that, if a party chooses to cancel, those individuals work with CONCUR to arrange a colleague to assume the enrolled participant’s place in the course

  • If a good faith effort is made to locate a successor participant, and none can be located, CONCUR will refund 100% of the course fee if more than 30 days from the course

  • If a successor course participant cannot be located, cancellations less than 30 days prior to the event will be charged $100 for materials and processing

  • Cancellations made less than 10 days prior to the event will be charged 50% of the registration fees

  • No shows will incur the full cost of registration


CONCUR reserves the right to cancel any training course due to insufficient enrollment at least 30 calendar days in advance of the scheduled workshop date. Notice will be provided with an option to reschedule for future course date or to receive a full refund of registration fees.

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