EPP News & Notes
The 2013 Rob Williams Award for Emerging Environment and Public Policy Leaders application deadline has been extended to Friday, April 12 at Noon EST. All mid-level practitioners with 3-8 years of experience are welcome and encouraged to apply. It's a meaningful award with nice benefits for the recipient. The application is available here. Spread the word today!
The 2013 Rob Williams Award for Emerging Environment and Public Policy Leaders was established in 2010 in recognition of Rob Williams’ commitment and contributions to the field of environmental and public policy dispute resolution and the professional development of its practitioners. The award will be presented again this year to an emerging practitioner who demonstrates the promise to exercise the leadership exemplified by Rob.
More information about the award and how to apply is available here.
Interested in adding some content to the EPP blog? As we re-launch the EPP blog, we are soliciting concise, thought-provoking essays (~500 words). However, entries of all types will be considered. To date we have received submissions from several other thought leaders in our field of environmental and public policy collaboration and we look forward to publishing your work as well.
The blog is here for you, so let us know what you want to see in the comments. Interested in making a contribution? Check out the full blogging guide here.
We are pleased to announce our new at-large Leadership Council members: Britt Ide, Ide Law & Strategy, PLLC; and Steve Smutko, University of Wyoming. These individuals will serve two-year terms on the LC.
In addition, Turner Odell, Oregon Consensus, will be assuming the role of 2012-2014 co-chair. Turner previously served on the LC as an elected member, and co-chaired the 2011 Section conference held at Portland State University. Click here to read the bios of our new co-chair and at-large members.
We would also like to thank our outgoing LC members – Richard Alper, Ona Ferguson, and John Jostes – for their years of service to the Section.
The complete announcement is available here.
The 2012 EPP Confernece Interative Agenda is now available! We will continue to add additional materials to the Interactive Agenda as they become available.
Each session is hyperlinked to that session's materials. We hope this format helps you navigate through conference resources. For future conferences, we will be adding discussion platforms into the Interactive Agenda so that the discussion can continue beyond the conference without missing a beat!
Please share additional suggestions for formatting and content in the comments!
The Sharon M. Pickett Award was established in honor of Sharon M. Pickett who served as Editor of ACResolution from 2000-2007. In addition to serving as a family mediator and trainer, Sharon worked for many environmental NGOs and was an ardent advocate for environmental issues. In recognition of Sharon’s ardent advocacy of environmental issues and mediation, both professionally and personally, the Association for Conflict Resolution presents the Sharon M. Pickett Award annually. The award is presented each year to a person nominated who has either advanced the cause of environmental protection through the effective use of alternative dispute resolution or to a person(s) nominated who has (have) authored a publication that advances awareness of an environmental protection concern addressed through the use of alternative dispute resolution. For the latter, the publication must be no older than 5 years. Click here for nomination form.
Thanks to all who participated in the May 21 EPP Section 2012 Conference in Tucson - Thinking Ahead: Refining and Expanding our Practice for the Coming Decade. Based on the turnout, engaging discussions, actionable outcomes, and overwhelmingly positive feedback, the Leadership Council is calling this one a resounding success! Please visit www.acresolution.net to view blogs and other content generated during the conference. Conference presentations and a complete highlights summary will be made available soon. Also stay tuned for information about the 2013 conference to be held in partnership with the Center for Environmental Policy at American University in Washington, DC!
We've built an online portal to enable everyone to participate in the 2012 ACR EPP conference, even if they can't make it to Tucson.
Just visit our conference page to learn more, read live blog posts, see pictures, post tweets, participate in online forums, and more!
See you there!
Check out this call for proposals from the Evergreen Chapter of the American Society for Public Administration.
The Evergreen Chapter of ASPA in partnership with the University of Washington is hosting a conference in Seattle, WA on October 10 and 11 on civility in government. Entitled ‘Civil Discourse to Resolve Government Crises’ the conference is inviting practitioners, scholars and students to submit proposals for consideration of inclusion. The conference will be focused on whether a more civil discourse on public policy issues can help governments better resolve issues.
ACR-sponsored Conflict Resolution Quarterly is seeking papers for a Colloquy edition focusing on environmental conflict resolution or public policy dispute resolution. The journal focuses on the relationship between theory, research and practice. All regular articles should specifically address the implications for both theory and practice, summarize the findings of previous research on the chosen research questions, include a 100-word abstract, and have approximately 7500 words. Shorter articles of approximately 3,500 words are also accepted as a “research note” or “practice note”. Submissions for the Colloquy edition are due September 1. Click here for the Call for Papers.