The Executive Seminar Program is a professional education program for mid-career managers and senior staff in public, private, tribal and non-profit organizations. This program uses live case studies of controversial natural resource issues as a focal point for leadership development. Each seminar reconstructs the natural resource policy controversy by visiting the site of the issue, reviewing background materials and meeting with the decisive players in the conflict. Through study of these cases, participants come to understand the complex social, legal and political context of today’s environmental and natural resource problems. They can then identify improved approaches, learn effective techniques, and develop greater ability to lead in the policy context natural resource managers face.
The case studies for the 2011-2012 program year are:
- Wolf Management in Oregon: October 24-28, 2011 (La Grande & Enterprise, OR)
- Allocating Oregon’s Near Shore for Marine Reserves and Wave Energy Projects: February 27 – March 2, 2012 (Newport, OR)
- Aquatic Invasive Species Management: April 30 – May 4, 2012 (Lake Mead, NV)
A two-day program wrap up will take place on June 7-8, 2012, on the Portland State Campus.