When Public Agencies Collide

304 – When Public Agencies Collide: Provides participants with the skills necessary to effectively manage, resolve, identify the sources of and reach amicable solutions to potential conflicts in the public sector.

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Course Title:

When Public Agencies Collide

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Course Length:

1 day – 8 AM to 5 PM

IRWA Credits:



IRWA Course 213 “Conflict Management” (or equivalent)





Course Description

This managerial course presents sources of, and solutions to, conflicts between public agencies.  The course is interactive, utilizing the experiences of the facilitator and participants, text material, and a progressively complex participant exercise.  The goal of the course is to provide participants with insights and tools for avoiding, resolving and managing conflicts in the public sector.

  • New SR/WA: An intermediate elective course that can be applied towards the RWP certification or the SR/WA designation.
  • Sources of Public Agency (PA) conflict
  • Personality and behavior factors
  • Primary drivers (motivators) of Public Agencies
  • The role of bureaucracies
  • The influence of politics
  • Processes for conflict resolution

Course Tuition includes

  • Participant Manual

Who should take this course

This course is designed for right of way managers and staff who seek enhanced skills at resolving conflict within or between public agencies and utilities.

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