Hi Everyone,

   I just got back from taking Introduction to Structured Decisionmaking from the National Conservation Training Center.  I attended along with a group of 10 or 12 colleagues from the Southeast Climate Science Center.  We all received an intense 5-day initiation to the process and techniques.  For those of you who are not familiar with Structured Decisionmaking, it’s a process through which all types of thinkers can come together to define a project, establish objectives, consider alternate approaches and the trade-offs associated with them, and come to a conclusion about a decision that you can document will achieve the objectives of the project.  This class stretches everyone who takes it, but we had great instructors and the Climate Science Center Fellows were fantastic to have in our class breakout groups.  For myself, I’ve already put some of my new skills to work on a project for the Park Service and recommend the class to anyone who wants some new skills that will help in working with a diverse group of stakeholders.