This course is an intensive 20-hour module that develops a student's skills in mediation as they can be applied to the resolution of environmental and other public disputes. It will help a student to: assess the appropriateness of a mediation strategy; understand the group dynamics and incentives that make mediation challenging; design a negotiation process for multiparty disputes; carry out a mediation strategy both at the negotiating table and between meetings; and deal with difficult mediation challenges that occur in process design and management.This course is structured to build hands-on skills in mediation and facilitation in environmental disputes, and is an extension of NRE 533, Negotiation Skills. It is taught in an intensive 20-hour format using several role-plays and interactive exercises.
Module on Environmental Mediation
Pass/Fail or S/U optional
NRE 533 or Permission of Instructor