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Conflict Prevention and Resolution Center (CPRC)

Alternative Dispute Resolution Training (for EPA staff)

Alternative dispute resolution (ADR) techniques are proven in developing more innovative, longer-term, and pragmatic solutions to environmental and other disputes, with reduced transaction costs. The EPA strongly encourages all EPA personnel to learn about ADR. Training is crucial not only for those selected to serve as in-house neutral third parties, but also for negotiators and others who need to understand how ADR can enhance negotiation and agency decision making. The EPA's Conflict Prevention and Resolution staff are available to assist individual EPA staff members and offices by identifying existing relevant ADR training. The CPRC also works with EPA offices to custom design training to meet organizational ADR needs.

For More Information:

Gina Cerasani, Ph.D.
Conflict Prevention and Resolution Center 
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (MC: 2388A) 
1200 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW 
Washington, DC 20460 
PHONE:  202-564-0838
FAX: 202-501-1715 
cersani.gina@epa.gov