Thursday, March 29, 2007

NPI conflict resolution seminar

The National Preservation Institute, a nonprofit organization founded in 1980, educates those involved in the management, preservation, and stewardship of our cultural heritage. The 2007 National Preservation Institute seminar schedule is now available online. The 2007 NPI News Release includes the calendar and seminar descriptions . Advance registration rate available through April 4, 2007.

"Conflict Resolution and Negotiation Tools for Cultural and Natural Resource Projects." Phoenix, AZ — May 15-17, 2007 in cooperation with the Public History Program, Department of History, Arizona State University, the State Historic Preservation Office, Arizona State Parks, and the University of Virginia, Institute for Environmental Negotiation. Laws and regulations related to cultural and natural resources often require participatory processes that can be mired in conflict and misunderstanding. Projects frequently can be more effectively navigated when stakeholders use collaborative processes to identify and resolve problems during consultation. Learn how to design and manage a collaborative process and how to use a range of tools associated with negotiation and consensus building through participatory role-plays, interactive exercises, and case studies. An agenda is available online.

Instructor: Tanya Denckla Cobb, senior associate, University of Virginia Institute f or Environmental Negotiation; certified mediator working with community and environmental issues, including facility siting, land use planning, natural resource protection, and heritage preservation.

Registration. A registration form is available online. The advance registration rate is valid until April 4 — $525 (3 days). The regular registration rate after that date is $575. Questions? Please contact the National Preservation Institute, P.O. Box 1702, Alexandria, VA 22313, 703/765-0100;;