Past "Transforming Conflict" Trainings
Although each HWCC training has unique elements, the multi-day courses are similar overall and have the same learning objectives.
The course draws upon the best practices for addressing complex conservation conflicts and cultivating sustainable conservation solutions. Participants will leave the training with an individual (or group) “Next Steps” Conservation Conflict Intervention Plan to address both the immediate conflict intervention and longer-term strategic vision and goals for their work. Participants develop a community of practice around conservation conflict resolution, using a common language to investigate conflict dilemmas, a shared set of tools and approaches to analyze and address conflict, and a community of resource professionals who can continue to provide mutual support in addressing conflict in their efforts to conserve wildlife and wild places.
At the conclusion of the course, participants will be able to:
- Apply the principles, theory, skills and practices of conservation conflict resolution
- Understand identity-based conflict and the effect of values and beliefs on conservation programming
- Recognize individual reactions to conflict and develop strategies for effective responses
- Analyze the complex, diverse and deep-rooted conflicts encountered in conservation work
- Develop, implement, and evaluate site or context-specific Conservation Conflict Intervention plans for understanding and addressing a conflict situation of their choosing
- Design and lead multi-stakeholder processes for addressing conflict and co-creating sustainable conservation solutions
- Implement strategies to engage multiple sectors and resources to address conservation challenges
- Co-create an ongoing peer-to-peer consultation network and community of practice with their cohort and course instructors