Online Course

Environmental Collaboration Online Skill Development and Advice Clinic

EC1 Environmental Collaboration: Principles for Collaborative Decision-Making focuses on the cores skills, concepts and principles you will need to be an effective participant in Environmental Collaboration, however the skills and knowledge are transferable to many fields. This is a professional development online program. The Online Study Course is self-paced, including 3 modules focused on scenarios to help you develop the systematic response strategies and communication skills needed in Environmental Collaboration. In addition, participants may join free Advice Clinic webcasts, hosted by the OQA Environmental Team. Facilitators review participant work, provide feedback and study strategies in an informal and effective learning event. OQA - Organizational Quality Associates is introducing the Environmental Collaboration Online Course $99 (Regular fee is $299.) Groups of five will recieve a discount. Large groups are enrolled by invoice. Contact us. Groups of five (5) members of an organization or community are encourage to enroll at the group discounted fee $99. per participant. Enroll with Group Discount

Participants will...

  • identify key factors in the collaborative decision making process that increase the likelihood of a good outcome;
  • develop critical communication skills;
  • be able to move beyond positions to interests;
  • and better understand and apply the core principles of Interest based Negotiation – or IBN.

3 Interactive "Self-Paced" Modules
8 Web Meetings - Live and Recorded

EC1 Open House Advice Clinic Schedule

Open Houses are free and open to anyone interested in the EC1 or the Professional Development Online Course. View the Web Meeting Schedule.

EC1 OQA Environmental Collaboration Team

As associates with OQA - Organizational Quality Associates, the Environmental Collaboration team facilitates learning in this instructor led self-paced course. Here are some of the EC1 Facilitators who support learning, by sharing their experience and feedback for online course participants.

Speaker 1

Cherie Shanteau-Wheeler, JD

EC1 Facilitator-Portland OR

Juris Doctor Law, University of San Francisco 1983 | 18 years practicing law (focus real estate, environmental law) 28 years mediating and facilitating wide range of disputes including environment, natural resources and public lands | 22 years training negotiation, mediation, facilitation, environmental conflict resolution

Speaker 2

Karen Siderelis

OQA Associate

MEd in Park Management, 12 years in federal Senior Executive Service and corresponding service in state government, Experience as an Information Officer and managing all aspects of information technology, Focus on use of geospatial and collaboration technologies to address issues of national significance
Speaker 3

Diana Wilkinson

MBA & Ph.D. in Education Communication & Technology, Developed curriculum for Udall Certificate in Environmental Collaboration, 30+ years of experience in adult learning for federal agencies and private sector.

The online course is "Self-Paced" and may be completed based on your convenience. EC1 Facilitators will provide responses and invite participants to online "Advice Clinics" to recieve more detailed feedback.

Interactive Learning Strategies

EC1 is a strategic leaning experience, including 3 interactive modules, narrated by EC1 Facilitators, Learning Interactions and special handouts designed to develop your collaboration and communication skills.

The online course is self-paced, and includes online "Advice Clinics" to discuss case problems, strengthen your abilities, and support dialog with the EC1 Facilitators. All web meetings are recorded.


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Technical Facilitator

Michael Henry

Technical Facilitator - Environmental Collaboration

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