Natural Resources Leadership Institute

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Dr. John Stephens leading a NRLI training sessionThe Institute conducts training courses focused on the goal of improving management and policy decisions affecting North Carolina's communities and natural resources. NRLI-affiliated faculty have extensive practical experience in assisting decision makers on tough environmental and community issues, and we bring this experience to our training programs. Training topics offered through the Institute include:

  • Leadership development
  • Negotiation
  • Decision making
  • Public involvement and participatory decision making
  • Facilitation and mediation

The training courses we offer are targeted to local, state, and federal government agency staff, members of boards and commissions, staff and volunteers of conservation organizations, private-sector resource managers, and interested citizens.


Scheduled Open Enrollment Trainings

Course Date Location Cost

Integrating Collaborative Technology in Environmental, Public, and Community Decision-Making

August 7, 2012

JC Raulston Arboretum


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The Institute also offers customized and on-site courses. Contact us for more information.