Social Ecology

Course Number: 225
Course Title: Social Ecology
Course Level: Intermediate
IRWA Credits: 8
AQB Credits: Non Applicable
Prerequisites: IRWA Course 100 - Principles of Land Acquisition

Course Description

This one-day, intermediate-level course will provide you with those vital leading edge skills to approach community engagement from a unique cultural awareness perspective — putting community first at the front-end of the project by actively listening to and engaging with the very people who will be impacted by the project. Participants will learn essential information on how to create authentic community engagement, how to discover human patterns that organically exist in the community, develop solutions to mitigate impact, and how to honestly listen to the people in the community in their own environment by learning how to visit the local restaurants, libraries, schools, etc., where “life happens." With this new knowledge gained, infrastructure-based companies will able to incorporate community needs in the acquisition process.


  • New SR/WA: An intermediate elective course that can be applied towards the RWP certification or SR/WA designation. 
  • Industry: An intermediate elective course that can be applied to all 4 pathways in the SR/WA program.


Course Tuition Includes

  • Learning Guide
  • Field Notebook
  • Anthology

Required Material

Non Applicable

Who Should take this course

This course is ideal for right of way and infrastructure professionals, any right of way professional involved in program management, consulting, or project communications/negotiations, as well as anyone interested in learning this highly valued and in-demand skill set.


Classroom Based Education

Online Education

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