General courses and training


Members of CNRD offer courses on the following topics.


Training courses for those who want to learn how to facilitate dialogue on natural resource issues on all levels.

Environmental Mediation

Environmental mediation aims at helping others to manage problems that arise in issues related to natural resources. Experienced mediators offer training courses for mediators meeting European standards.


Negotiation is part of any mediation or large-scale dialogue process. Those working with conservation also use negotiation more often than they may realise. Our negotiation courses are based on the same dialogical principles as both facilitation and mediation courses.

Managing conflicts

Those involved in natural resource conflicts may not always have the luxury of appointing an independent mediator or facilitator. There are however many ways in which they can contribute to the prevention and de-escalation of conflicts as participants in processes involving natural resources.

Courses for policy- and decision-makers

These courses are aimed at those responsible for policy decisions and those making decisions that affect natural resource issues. These may be people working in government agencies, or local and regional authorities.

Leading large scale processes

Long-term collaboration is often needed in order to manage natural resources. This may involve public participation or collaboration between different agencies and organisations.

Course leaders and trainers

Below is a list of experience trainers offering courses in different languages, each with their own areas of expertise. 

Sara Hommen

Bernard le Roux

Martin Sande

Malin von Essen