Training Course: Negotiating Effective Environmental Agreements

  • by BPC Staff
  • on October 1, 2013

Concur, Inc will be holding another session of their public 2-day training course Negotiating Effective Environmental Agreements.  This course will meet Wednesday-Thursday, November 13-14, 2013 at UC Berkeley’s Clark Kerr Campus.


Negotiating Effective Environmental Agreements is an intensive two-day workshop designed to meet the needs of professionals who are in a position to negotiate environmental agreements.  In Course One, we show you how a process of face-to-face negotiation can augment traditional policy making with creative agreements that are better informed and more stable. During the training, participants 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. Participants receive a certificate of completion.

Topics include:

  • Using negotiation to strengthen decision-making
  • Key concepts in negotiation
  • Applying dispute resolution theory for practical results
  • Negotiation styles and techniques
  • Role distinctions: negotiators, mediators, and technical experts
  • Hands-on simulations focused on environmental issues
  • Ethical responsibilities of negotiators
  • Tools for effective negotiation
  • CONCUR’s stepwise model of negotiated agreements
  • Case studies of negotiation, with topics ranging from land use planning and water resources management to statewide environmental planning
  • Engaging your current cases: Advice on ways to improve environmental decision-making 

Sample Course One Agenda

CONCUR’s 25+ years of experience facilitating and mediating agreements spans water supply, land use planning, coastal and marine resources, biodiversity protection and toxics remediation.  Some of our more recent areas of activity include climate change adaptation and renewable energy, integrated water resources management, food systems, urban transportation infrastructure, applied research for economic development and budgeting for public policy priorities. As we do in each course session, we will highlight recent successful negotiations and draw lessons from them to apply to current environmental disputes.

To enroll in this course, please visit for enrollment instructions and forms.

Course tuition is $450 per individual until November 1, $650 afterward, $450 for students and NGOs until registration closes on November 11th, and includes course materials, 2 continental breakfasts, 2 lunches, and one course dinner on Wednesday evening. 


CONCUR recognizes that many organizations are currently restricted by state and federal budget constraints, and we are willing to work with you/your organization on alternative payment arrangements. We are happy to hold your place in this course without receiving payment immediately.  Please contact Megan Vinett at (510) 649-8008 to discuss alternative payment arrangements.

For more information or to enroll in this course, please visit