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Alaska Collaborative Leadership Series. Conceptualized, developed and co-delivered a series of seven workshops each designed to build community capacity to address current-day issues using constructive and collaborative approaches. 2003–2008.

Workshops in this series are:

  • Building Relationships and Communicating for Agreement
  • Facilitating Work Groups and Public Meetings
  • Building Sustainable Partnerships
  • Native and Western Perspectives on Community Decision Making
  • Collaborative Problem Solving
  • Public Involvement in Community Decision Making
  • Introduction to Mediation Skills

Bristol Bay Region—Technical Assistance and Capacity Building on Baseline Data and NEPA/EIS. As part of a UAA team, provided technical review of baseline studies Northern Dynasty conducted on Pebble Mine to identify gaps in the data being collected and make recommendations to BBNA about how to address them. The UAA team also conducted short courses to build capacity on the NEPA/EIS process. Working with UAF’s College of Rural Alaska, we provided university-level credits for Bristol Bay area residents to become more knowledgeable and involved in the technical permitting process.

American-Russian Center—Collaborative Problem Solving. Conceptualized, co-designed and conducted this research to test whether concepts of collaborative problem solving could be transferred across cultural and language boundaries. Using a workshop structure, and working with UAA’s American Russian Center, developed and conducted a week-long program for visiting senior officials from business, government, and environmental organizations from Magadan, Russia.