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Upcoming Online Training: Principles for Effective Stakeholder Engagement in Marine Planning

Join us on Thursday, 15 May 2014 at 1pm EDT / 10am PDT / 5pm GMT for an online training session with the Udall Foundation’s U.S. Institute for Environmental Conflict Resolution on "Principles for Effective Stakeholder Engagement in Marine Planning." This virtual training will present and explore principles and best practices for stakeholder engagement in marine planning. Brian Manwaring and Lauren Nutter will examine the benefits and challenges of engaging stakeholders and the public, and share a range of tools and techniques available to enable positive stakeholder engagement.

This training will be interactive, drawing from the experiences of the presenters and the audience members themselves to illustrate best practices and lessons learned. The format will be 45 minutes of training, followed by 45 minutes of Q&A and audience discussion. The training will be limited to the first 95 attendees to RSVP. For more information, and to reserve your spot, please visit

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