Upcoming "Transforming Conflict" Trainings
Due to a full schedule of private contracts for conflict assessments, interventions and capacity building during 2015, HWCC will not be offering a public training this year. We anticipate offering another public training in 2016. We apologize for any inconvenience. If you would like to be notified when the next public training is scheduled or if you would like to inquire about a private contract for your institution, project or region, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
HWCC’s collaborative learning process addresses the theory, principles and practice of transforming complex conservation conflicts. Participants draw on best practices from both conservation and identity-based (deep-rooted) conflict resolution, and as such will improve their capacity to analyze complex conflict dynamics, anticipate and address conflicts as they arise, and address long-standing conflicts that may impede new progress. By accurately analyzing conflicts and facilitating appropriate processes for addressing them, professionals can determine root causes, build a foundation for trust and respect among stakeholders, and unearth fertile ground for sowing and cultivating sustainable conservation solutions.
Collaborative learning and peer-to-peer consulting among all participants are hallmarks of the HWCC approach and ensures a rich classroom experience and a unique post-course professional network. The courses are led by conflict prevention and reconciliation professionals from the Human-Wildlife Conflict Collaboration and are based on an interdisciplinary and multi-sectoral approach to conservation conflict resolution.
Benefits of Improved Staff Capacity to Analyze and Address Conflict
- Improved stakeholder relations resulting in increased efficiency and sustainability of conservation/management solutions
- Improved ability of agency/organizational personnel to anticipate and address early and quickly any new conflicts or potential conflicts that may arise
- Reduction in negative perceptions of agency/organizations and their actions
- Less resources needing to be diverted to address legal, media and other backlash tactics that may result from unpopular or misconstrued projects/actions
- Increased effectiveness and a higher likelihood of reaching project goals
HWCC trainings are certified by The Wildlife Society (TWS). For more information about TWS certification, visit the TWS website.