Jan 08

Luncheon Event January 19 2016

Please note the location change to Leonard Rice Engineers, 1221 Auraria Pwky. 

Interest Based Negotiation and Collaborative Decision Making in Colorado’s Water Community
AWRA Colorado Section, January 19, 2016

Todd Bryan, Senior Program Manager with CDR Associates

The need for thoughtful collaboration around water in the West is more critical than ever.  This is especially true for Coloradoans facing the challenge of crafting definitive actions to address issues laid out in the Colorado Plan.  The successful use of collaborative decision making to tackle complex water issues requires acknowledging diverse values and competing interests.  Leaders and participants in the water community can benefit immensely from learning and practicing interest based negotiation and the facilitation of meaningful collaboration and consensus-building.

This talk will explore how water resource professionals can use interest based negotiation, collaboration and consensus-building in the design and execution of water projects.  Professionals will be introduced to practical tools and perspectives they can use in their day-to-day work and learn about ways they can move the collaborative capacity of Colorado’s water community forward.

Speaker Bio

Todd is a Senior Program Manager with CDR Associates, a Colorado-based non-profit organization that specializes in collaboration, consensus building and conflict resolution. Todd brings a depth of experience in negotiation, mediation and collaborative decision making as well as a breadth of substantive knowledge in the natural, physical and social sciences. Todd is drawn to challenging projects that bridge gaps between science, planning, and public policy and can effectively guide groups through treacherous and uncertain waters. He is adept at helping groups make better informed decisions by integrating independent and objective science with meaningful public engagement. Todd is also a long-time instructor in the School of Public Affairs at the University of Colorado Denver and is a visiting instructor in the School of Natural Resources & Environment at the University of Michigan. He holds a Ph.D. from the University of Michigan and MS degrees in water resource management and landscape architecture from the University of Wisconsin. Todd is a 26-year resident Colorado. When not working he competes in long distance open water swimming races.

Location Change:
Leonard Rice Engineers

1221 Auraria Pkwy.
Denver, CO 80204
Free parking spots are limited, paid parking and meters are available in the adjacent area. Click here for parking details.

Brown Bag Lunch and Networking at 12:00, Program at 12:15
We will not be ordering lunch for this event. Please feel free to “brown-bag-it”

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