Transforming Conflict Training

Transforming Complex, Deep-Rooted Conflict: An Orientation Workshop

Sunday, September 22nd, from 12:00PM-4:00PM 

Location: Aspen Glenn Room (Emerald Mountain Lodge)


Registration Rates:

Pathways Conference attendees: $85.00

Non-conference attendees: $150.00

The Center for Conservation Peacebuilding (CPeace) is the pioneer of and global leader in conservation conflict transformation (CCT). This half-day orientation workshop will provide an introduction to CCT, which draws from diverse disciplines ranging from neurology, psychology, and anthropology to behavioral economics, systems practice, and complexity science. In addition, this workshop will give you an opportunity to explore how CCT is applicable to your conservation challenge and why addressing the deep-rooted, underlying issues of social conflicts around wildlife and conservation issues may be critical to creating a path toward lasting solutions that benefit people and wildlife.

Around the world, conservation conflicts, including conflicts related to wildlife, are detrimental to livelihoods, community ways of life, and conservation efforts alike. Regardless of where they occur, social conflicts around conservation issues can erode efforts to promote shared solutions between communities, conservationists, and governments. If deep-rooted conflicts are not sufficiently reconciled through strategic process and relationship changes, conservation efforts stall, fail, or regress. CCT provides a way of thinking about, understanding, and addressing such conflicts. In this workshop, CPeace will outline the basics of CCT, giving you an opportunity to explore how CCT can be applied to your efforts.


 Conference Attendees Who Have Not Completed Registration for Pathways:

Trainees can register for this pre-conference training through the Pathways Registration portal at From here, please select your registration package (Early (prior to May 31st), Regular or Student). Once you have reached the Optional Packages page, please select the “Transforming Conflict Francine Madden Training – Conference Attendee” option to receive your discounted price. From there, follow the instructions provided in the portal to complete your registration.

Conference Attendees Who Have Already Registered for Pathways:

If you have already registered for Pathways 2019 and would like to attend the Transforming Conflict training, please email CSU Conference and Event Services at and ask to have the training added to your registration. From there, you will receive an invoice for the additional charge of the training and can complete payment over the phone directly with Conference and Event Services.

Individuals Not Attending Pathways:

If you would like to take part in the training but will not be attending the Pathways 2019: Human Dimensions of Wildlife conference, you are still able to register via the Pathways registration portal ( Once on the registration page of the Pathways website, click on the registration portal (top of the page) to be redirected. Once you are in the registration portal, select “Transforming Conflict Francine Madden Training” from the drop down Attendee Type menu. From here, please follow the instructions as given in the portal.