"NRLI was created to help rising leaders in business, agriculture, government, academia and the environmental community to enhance the skills required to effectively manage conflict that arises from natural resource issues. The NRLI Project Team believes that people involved in natural resource disputes can reach mutually acceptable solutions by becoming more knowledgeable about public issues, communicating in a more meaningful and effective manner, opening the debate to include a broader range of stakeholders, and using negotiation skills to settle disagreements."
"NRLI is an eight-month long program that includes seven three-day seminar and activity sessions, a practicum, and a graduation session, eight sessions in all. In activity sessions, Institute Fellows study personal and group leadership skills, communication skills, and conflict management techniques, and learn about environmental issues, concepts and policy."
" The practicum is a “real world” project through which NRLI Fellows apply skills and concepts learned in the program to actual conflict or leadership issues in their professional settings. "
As sessions are completed, links to the Session Report can be found by clicking on the topics listed. The course finished in April of 2012.
Turtle Habitat and Coastal Development
Daytona Beach, FL
A Springs Restoration Planning Process
Wakulla Springs, FL
The Treasure Coast: After the Boom
Port St. Lucie, FL
Coastal Dune Lakes: Management of a Unique
Santa Rosa Beach, FL
- The Impact of the Everglades on Florida Bay
Key Largo, FL
- Beach Management for Migrating Shore Birds and
Ft. Myers Beach, FL
- The Value of Environmental Services Provided by
Lake Placid, FL
- Graduation: "Putting It All Together"
As part of the NRLI experience, fellows develop a practicum that draws on the skills and experiences that they acquired throughout the NRLI process.
Holly and I conducted research on the communication and research resources available for
Faculty in the Marine Science and Natural Resources field. Our goal
is to determine what resources faculty are using, are current
methods efficient, and how current methods could be improved. We
utilized electronic surveys and focus groups and plan to continue
this line of research.
Click to view our practicum presentation
NRLI Project Team
- Laila A. Racevskis
- Bruce Delaney
- Marta Hartmann
- Jonathan Dain
- Joy Hazell
- Robert M. Jones
- Progress Energy of Florida
- W.K. Kellogg Foundation
- Florida Coastal Management Program, Florida Department of Community Affairs
- Office of the Dean for Extension, University of Florida, IFAS, Cooperative Extension Service
- Office of the Vice President for Agriculture and Natural Resources, University of Florida, IFAS
- Department of Food and Resource Economics, IFAS, University of Florida
How do I join NRLI?
- Each NRLI class is made up of about 20 Fellows selected through an application and nomination process. For more information on applying to NRLI, please visit their website at http://nrli.ifas.ufl.edu/.
- A sample application can be viewed here but we recommend you view the website and read about the program before applying.
- The class XI brochure can be viewed here.