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Executive Seminar Program for Natural Resources

The Executive Seminar Program is a professional education program for midcareer natural resource professionals in public, private, tribal, and non-profit organizations.

Fire and Water - Complex Interdependencies in Natural Resource Management and Restoration

All three of this year's cases focus on collaborative efforts by federal, state and local agencies, tribes, and communities to address wickedly complex forest and water management challenges with limited decision space due to law and policy from different eras at work in communities that have low trust in government.  The case studies will illustrate principals of collaborative governance and will highlight how climate change is factoring into natural resource policies, planning, and actions.

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My experience in the Executive Seminar Program fundamentally changed the way I frame issues and approach work relationships at every level. I learned to think more strategically and gained specific skills for building coalitions and engaging with partner agencies, potential adversaries, and the general public. Besides that, I had time and mentoring to develop a personal leadership plan, met amazing people and made new friendships in my cohort - and got to do all this in some of the most beautiful natural settings of our region.


-- Phil Stenstrom, Program Manager, Operations & Data Services, Port of Portland
2010-2011 Executive Seminar Program Alumnus