FACA for Facilitators: Case Studies and Practical Strategies for Collaboration
Tuesday, May 20, 2008, 1:00pm 5:00pm

Presenters:
Charles Howton - Deputy Director and Senior Regulatory Analyst of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA) Committee Management Secretariat, General Services Administration
Deborah Dalton - Senior Conflict Resolution Specialist, Environmental Protection Agency

Track: (Training Workshop)

Description:
This interactive practicum will cover the applicability of FACA to major dispute resolution, regulatory negotiation, and other group scenarios principally involving Federal environmental initiatives. A brief "walk-through" of the FACA statute and GSA's Government-wide regulations will precede hands-on participation exercises in actual environmental disputes and litigation, and "real-world" case studies with solutions. The discussion also will touch on recent cooperative conservation initiatives. Interspersed with opportunity for Q & A, participants will better understand why FACA may not apply in every case.

Learning Objectives:
  1. Understanding the purpose and major requirements of FACA.
  2. Examining when and why FACA applies to certain collaborative processes.
  3. Finding practical solutions and resolutions to stakeholder negotiations impacting FACA.
Handouts/Presentations:
Materials not available.