Facilitating Collaborative Public Decisions: A Video-Based Training Tool

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For the week of 31 October 2016

Greetings OpenChannels Community Members,

Join us Thursday, November 10 at 1pm EST / 10am PST / 6pm UTC for a webinar on Facilitating Collaborative Public Decisions: A Video-Based Training Tool, presented by Steven Yaffee of the University of Michigan.

Whether you are a stakeholder, facilitator, agency official, or student, this tool can help you understand and facilitate real-world public decision making processes. Using multimedia examples drawn from the California Marine Life Protection Act Initiative, the tool enables users to explore strategies for facilitating the different stages of collaborative decision making. This tool was created to help a variety of users expand their expertise and increase their understanding of facilitation strategies, challenges, and steps in a collaborative process.

For more information and to register, please visit https://oct.to/OCWebinar107.

Thank you for being a part of the OpenChannels Community,
-Nick Wehner, OpenChannels Project Manager, and the rest of the OpenChannels Team

*News Update — 32 new posts this week*

  • Our sister newsletter, MPA News, covers The Most Remarkable Month in MPA History: A Recap Of September 2016 – https://oct.to/OC354.

  • IUCN's New Report on Ocean Warming Highlights the Role of MPAs in Combating Climate Change – https://oct.to/OC355.

  • The International Whaling Commission sets its sights on "Whale Carbon" – https://oct.to/OC356.

  • Maryland's National Aquarium is seeking Urban Marine Sanctuary status for the Baltimore Canyon – https://oct.to/OC357.

  • It's official: the West Coast Regional Planning Body held its first official meeting last week to get the ocean-planning ball rolling – https://oct.to/OC358.

  • BOEM has published a new study which shows Subsea Power Cables don't affect animals – https://oct.to/OC359.

*Literature Update — 11 new titles this week*
The World Meteorological Organization's Bulletin has published, (Un)Natural Disasters: Communicating Linkages Between Extreme Events and Climate Change – https://oct.to/OC360.

*Webinar Update — 1 new archived webinar this week*
Thursday's webinar on Adaptive Management of Marine Protected Areas: Predicting Responses to MPA Implementation for Comparison to Monitoring Data, is now archived – https://oct.to/OC361.

*Job Listings Update — 3 new jobs this week*
Reef Check Foundation is hiring a Southern California Regional Manager – https://oct.to/OC362.