CIERP develops and conducts executive education courses for international environmental and energy practitioners and has a strong reputation for developing effective simulation materials. We have offered short tailored courses on international climate negotiations for G77 countries through the G77 Secretariat (2), the United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) (2), the Women’s Environment and Development Organization (WEDO), the Sustainability Challenge Foundation, and the National Development and Reform Commission of the People's republic of China. We also develop and host in-house programs at the Fletcher School.
Recently completed courses, workshops, and training sessions include:
- Reaching Sustainable Solutions through Effective Negotiations (IUCN World Parks Congress, 2016)
- International Program on the Management of Sustainability (June 2016, The Netherlands)
- Stakeholder Engagement and Facilitative Leadership Workshop (April 2016)
- Industrial Implications of the Circular Economy - 5-day course designed for China's National Development and Reform Commission (December 2015)
- Negotiation Training support for South African Wildlife College (October 2015)
- International Program on the Management of Sustainability (June 2015, The Netherlands)
- Workshop Enhancing Capacity for Stakeholder Engagement for Protected Areas (August 2014)
- Train the Trainer – Negotiations Training (February 2015, Pretoria, South Africa)
- Negotiations Skills Training for Sustainable Protected Areas (February 2015, Pretoria, South Africa)
Typically, CIERP training events focus on applying the mutual gains approach to negotiation and consensus building for sustainable development conflicts. Topics covered include: sustainable development diplomacy, consensus building, mutual gains approach to negotiation, facilitation, stakeholder assessment, joint fact-finding, risk assessment, human rights based approach, and negotiation success stories. A 'strategy clinic' is often included in programs for participants to help each other apply the lessons of the training to their particular work situations.