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Conflict Prevention and Resolution Center

Conflict Prevention and Resolution Center

The Conflict Prevention and Resolution Center (CPRC) is the EPA's primary resource for services and expertise in the areas of consensus-building, collaborative problem solving, alternative dispute resolution, and environmental conflict resolution.

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CPRC provides the following services to EPA managers and staff:

  • Assistance in retaining professional facilitators and mediators experienced in environmental conflicts.
  • Workshops and seminars aimed at strengthening staff negotiation and consensus-building skills.
  • Situation assessments and stakeholder assessments, aimed at helping parties to identify the best way to move forward and building support.
  • Expert one-on-one advice on addressing difficult programmatic issues and effective negotiation strategy.

Experience within EPA and elsewhere shows that these techniques for preventing and resolving conflicts can have many benefits including:

  • Faster resolution of issues
  • More creative, satisfying and enduring solutions
  • Reduced transaction costs
  • Improved working relationships
  • Increased stakeholder support for Agency programs

EPA Managers and Staff - We've recently updated our Intranet site. Please visit us here or click the button below.

Link to CPRC Intranet site for EPA Managers and Staff

Facilitation Cost Estimator and Stakeholder Input Organizer Tool (EPA Only) - The facilitation cost estimator and stakeholder input organizer tool allow EPA employees to check the cost of getting a professional facilitator or mediator for your project and think about the goals of your stakeholder process.

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