By Angela Turnbow for EDRBlog.org
One of the reasons I enjoy managing the EDR Blog is the chance to read about the valuable resources, best practices, case studies, ideas, and activities related to collaboration and dialogue, as well as to learn about all of the amazing work that is being done to resolve the complex environmental and natural resource (ENR) issues. I also find that these blogs offer good general life advice. For example, common blog themes such as the emphasis on values, ways to connect and preserve relationships, effective communication, and the importance of trust and listening to one another are valuable tidbits that can help us all in our work and personal lives. The EDR Blog has also helped expand my vocabulary and introduced me to a range of useful concepts. I now focus on “going slow to go fast” (i.e., taking time to build trust and develop relationships before tackling major problems) and clarifying and understanding my “BATNA” (Best Alternative to a Negotiated Agreement) in any decision-making or negotiation situation. In truth, reading about all this and more in the EDR Blog gives me a feeling of hope for the future. And I hope (pun intended) to read more ENR stories sharing the good life advice in the new year on our blog!
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Don’t miss out on the great stories, lessons learned, and resources we shared via the 24 blogs from 23 authors during 2019. A rundown of our 2019 blogs is provided below.
Thank you to all of our guest authors for your contributions to the blog. We invite you to share your thoughts with us again soon!
Interested in being an EDR Blog guest author? Or, have suggestions for EDR Blog topics? Contact Angela Turnbow (email@example.com).
EDR Examples, Best Practices, and Lessons Learned
October 21: Ryan Golten and Daniel R. Birch
Nurturing Collaboration in Colorado’s Water Community: What Have We Learned?
September 23: Zoë McAlear
Building Community Resilience to Climate Change with Facilitated, Collaborative Dialogue
September 9: Danya Rumore
Less but Better: An Investment in Avoiding Unnecessary Conflict
August 12: Jake Powell
Stumbling into Collaboration: Learning to Listen from Ranchers, Elk, and Trout
July 29: Mikala Jordan
Lessons Learned in My First Year of Dispute Resolution
July 15: Samuel Dinnar
Harvard Shares Five Tips for an Experienced Mediator
July 1: Zoë McAlear
Wisdom from the Field: Lessons for Collaborative Natural Resource Management and Community Development Partnerships
April 8: Katherine Daly
It’s not Federal Overreach, It’s Federal Under-Listening: Lessons from Rural Oregon
March 11: Steve Daniels
Why “Progress” Fits Natural Resource Conflict Management Better than “Success”
February 11: Steven C. Beda
The Path of Collaboration in Harney County, Oregon
January 28: William Butler
A New Era in Collaborative Forest Restoration: Working Towards Long-Term, Large-Scale, and High-Capacity Collaboration
Honing Our Ability for Collaboration and Dialogue
December 2: David Fairman and Stacie Nicole Smith
Breakthrough Collaboration: What is It and How Do We Help Make It Happen?
November 4: Marina Piscolish
Righting Un-rightable Wrongs: The Difference a Decade Makes!
October 7: Hannah Satein
In Defense of Facts: The Need to Discuss Values
August 26: James R. Holbrook
Using the Johari Rooms in Dispute Resolution
July 17: Michele Straube
June 3: Ch’aska Huayhuaca
A Sea of C’s: Collective and Competing Collaboratives in Colorado
May 20: Emily Nicolosi
The Utah Resilience Map: Making Connections Between Local Sustainability Projects
May 6: Emma Frances Bloomfield
Communication Strategies for Engaging Climate Skeptics: Religion and the Environment
April 22: Dianne Olson
Trust – An Essential Collaborative Component
March 25: Leanne Bernstein
Do Cows Come to Consensus? Exploring What Humans and Animals Might Have in Common When it Comes to Dispute Resolution
EDR Program and Utah Program on Collaboration
November 18: Nedra Chandler
EDR Program Brings Process Innovation to You, Utah, & the Mountain West
February 25: Katherine Daly
Apply for the Short Course on Effective Natural Resources Collaboration
January 14: Angela Turnbow
EDR Blog Year in Review: 2018
Angela Turnbow is a Program Manager at the S.J. Quinney College of Law. She provides support for the Masters of Legal Studies program, Utah Law Review, and the EDR Blog.