Foundational communication and dialogue skills, personal leadership habits, structured dialogue, personality styles, conventional and sustainable agriculture, water quality, and environmental justice.
Fundamental group facilitation skills, the “Higher Ground” approach to setting group norms, conflict management styles, Chesapeake Bay water quality, fisheries, and sea level rise in coastal Virginia.
Key leadership qualities, collaborative process design, group consensus, organizational cultural diversity, green economics, the ethics of advocacy lobbying, and Virginia’s Capitol.
Negotiation process preparation and practice, servant leadership, natural resources and local economies, sustainable forestry, coal ash.
Public involvement, leadership without easy answers, rural economic development, the economics of extractive and renewable resources, coal mining reclamation, and the Clinch River regional collaboration.
The “Open Space” group process, personal leadership goals, the values and ethics of leaders, plus current topics of the VNRLI class’s choice.