A step-by-step guide connecting theory to practice Environmental Conflict Management introduces students to the research and practice of environmental conflict and provides a step-by-step process for engaging stakeholders and other interested parties in the management of environmental disputes. In each chapter, authors Dr. Tracylee Clarke and Dr. Tarla Rai Peterson first introduce a specific concept or process step and then provide exercises, worksheets, role-plays, and brief case studies so students can directly apply what they are learning. The appendix includes six additional extended case studies for further analysis. In addition to providing practical steps for understanding and managing conflict, the text identifies the most relevant laws and policies to help students make more informed decisions. Students will develop techniques for public involvement and community outreach, strategies for effective meeting management, approaches to negotiating options and methodologies for communicating concerns and working through differences, and outlines for implementing and evaluating strategies for sustaining positive community relations.
Chapter 8: Working With Key Stakeholders
Working With Key Stakeholders
Once a collaborative process has been designed and the convener and mediator have agreed on the level of engagement, types of activities, and direction of the process, the next step is for the convener to invite the stakeholders to come to the table and join the collaborative process. The initial invitation should be a formal letter or e-mail invitation to the primary stakeholders outlining preliminary goals of the collaborative process, expectations and roles of the stakeholders, and an estimated schedule. These elements will be modified as the process begins and stakeholders have the opportunity to give input on the design and structure of the process, but an initial overview will give the stakeholders a shared understanding of ...