A two-day, hands-on, interactive course providing local and regional leaders with the tools they need to assess the impacts of climate change, manage the risks it poses, and improve every day decision making.

Public and private sector executives continue to make the mistake of turning to a flawed public relations strategy: they retreat behind expert testimony and big name endorsements. Learn how to negotiate directly with those who are upset with you; build understanding and working relationships; and enlist the support of would-be detractors. Learn how to communicate with an angry public.

CBI has partnered with CorpU to offer three groundbreaking virtual training courses to help you improve your negotiation skills and maximize the potential for consistently desirable outcomes. The Art of Negotiation: A Mutual Gains Approach is the first in this three-course series.

Across the United States, government decision-makers need to work effectively with stake­holders to resolve wind energy policies and siting frameworks. This three-day workshop focuses on developing the capacity to collaborate effectively on wind development policy, facility siting, and related is­sues including visual impacts, noise, credible data, local benefits, and more.

Throughout the United States, communities of all sizes are relying on a new approach to resolving land use disputes—a consensus building approach that brings all the relevant stakeholders together in a face-to-face dialogue assisted by a professional mediator. This course teaches land use planning stakeholders how to use mediation to help build consensus on difficult land use issues.

CBI and the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy present an advanced three-day course on Mediating Land Use Disputes, aimed at expanding the number of qualified land use dispute mediators across the country. The lead instructor is Lawrence Susskind, Ford Professor of Urban and Environmental Planning at MIT and one of the country’s most experienced public dispute mediators.