Optional Pre-Conference Workshop

Enhancing Engagement: Skills & Strategies to Involve Stakeholders in Everglades Restoration Efforts

Monday, April 17, 2017 – 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM

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Workshop Description

Addressing an issue as large, complex, and dynamic as Everglades restoration requires a specialized set of skills, tools, and strategies to build trust and promote collaboration among competing interest groups. How can we address conflicting needs and perspectives and facilitate inclusive engagement processes?

This interactive and experiential workshop is designed for individuals working with or participating in stakeholder-focused activities. It will provide participants with:

  • An understanding of the value of participatory decision-making
  • A practical framework for situation assessment
  • An opportunity to exchange experiences and learn from one another
  • Tools for identifying and analyzing the roots of conflict
  • Strategies for effective stakeholder interactions
Workshop Instructors*

Dr. Wendy-Lin Bartels, Florida Natural Resources Leadership Institute, University of Florida/Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences

Jonathan Dain, Florida Natural Resources Leadership Institute, University of Florida/Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences

James Erskine, Everglades Coordinator, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission

Dr. Paul Monaghan, Florida Natural Resources Leadership Institute, University of Florida/Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences

*Additional instructors may join the workshop team

Questions?

Contact: Jessica Ireland | Program Coordinator | Florida Natural Resources Leadership Institute | School of Forest Resources and Conservation | University of Florida/IFAS | Phone: (352) 294-7643 | E-mail: jjtireland@ufl.edu

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