Exploring the ‘Conflict’ in ECR: Are We All Really Moving Toward the Same Goal?
Thursday, May 22, 2008, 3:30pm – 5:00pm

Dexter Albert (Moderator), Intrinsic Consulting, LLC
Martha Rozelle, Ph.D., The Rozelle Group
Linda Ximenes, Ximenes & Associates, Inc.
Susan Springer, Intrinsic Consulting, LLC

Track: Matching the Process to the Problem: Navigating Process Choices

Designed for field practitioners, this interactive group dialogue explores the differences and similarities between public participation, facilitation and environmental conflict resolution processes, such as mediation. Participants will be challenged to think critically about the relationship between these practices in today’s atmosphere of collaborative thinking and consensus-building. Presenters will explore the points of convergence and divergence between organizations such as the International Association for Public Participation and the Association for Conflict Resolution. One assertion to be examined is the notion that public participation, public facilitation and conflict resolution, as they apply to the environmental and public policy arena, are drawn from the same continuum.

Primary Target Audience(s): ECR Practitioners/Attorney Mediators • Government Staff (Federal, State, Local and Tribal) • Non-governmental Organizations

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