Archives by Tag 'Pacific'
CONCUR is the lead facilitator for the California Marine Life Protection Act (MLPA) Initiative’s Regional Stakeholder Group (RSG) in its Southern California Study Region. The MLPA provides that California will establish a network of marine protected areas (MPAs) by 2011. The MLPA pays particular attention to protecting representative examples of important habitats and ensuring that [...]
California Marine Life Protection Act Initiative – North Central Coast Regional Stakeholder Group (2006-2007)
CONCUR helped to facilitate this second phase of the California Marine Life Protection Act Initiative in 2006-2007. In completing their work, the North Central Coast Regional Stakeholder Group (NCCRSG) worked closely with two other bodies – a Blue Ribbon Task Force of senior policy advisors and a Science Advisory Team – to inform the decisions [...]
In 2005-2006, CONCUR facilitated the MLPA Central Coast Regional Stakeholder Group (CCRSG), a 32-member group charged with developing alternate packages of Marine Protected Areas for the region between Pigeon Point and Point Conception. The aim of the program is to build a statewide network to protect biological diversity and rebuild depleted fish stocks, and create [...]
Strategic Planning and Organizational Capacity-Building for Federal Agency Partners in the Pacific Islands (2003-2004)
CONCUR provided strategic planning and facilitation services to assist key governmental agencies to form a stronger partnership in the vast Pacific Islands Region. In the spring of 2003, the Pacific Islands Region was established as an autonomous region within the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). The establishment of the new region created a strong [...]
CONCUR Principal Scott McCreary served as an instructor for a Pacific Sea Grant College Programs agent/specialist training meeting in Hawaii, teaching conflict resolution techniques through lectures, discussion, and a number of mediation exercises. The emphasis of his presentation was on developing an appreciation for the techniques of principled negotiation. Debriefing sessions following each exercise offered [...]