ULC Course Description

Public Involvement and Team Building in Planning
Control Number: 407
Course Number: 35CPL01A
CEUs: 2.8     PDHs: 0.0     LUs: 0.0     PDUs: 0.0     CMs: 0.0     ACE: 0.0     CEHs: 0.0
Corps of Engineers planners typically work in multi-disciplinary teams, often involving project sponsors, other federal and state agencies, and occasionally stakeholder groups or private individuals. These teams, in turn often consult with a broader public, identifying and addressing public concerns as the agencies proceed through the planning process. This environment requires skills for successfully designing and conducting processes that effectively draw together the different partners and stakeholders throughout the planning process, resulting in decisions that enjoy broad public support.

This course will concentrate on the methods, techniques, and skills that assist Corps of Engineers Civil Works Planning teams with developing a high-functioning team and maintaining effective communication with sponsors, stakeholders and interested parties throughout the life of the study. Participants will learn ways to raise awareness of ongoing studies and efforts, integrate stakeholder values and concerns into the formulation and evaluation of projects, manage conflicts and disputes, and develop strategies to align participation activities with the Corps of Engineers Six-Step Planning Process. By the end of this course the student will be able to develop an effective stakeholder engagement strategy, effectively lead and participate in teams, design and facilitate an interactive public meeting or workshop, and respond to media requests effectively. The course was formerly known as PCC7.

Nominees should be Civil Works planners, project managers, public affairs specialists, engineers, real estate specialists or other disciplines assigned to a planning study team. Students should have basic working knowledge of the Corps of Engineers Six-Step Planning Process and Civil Works Process. Prior completion of Civil Works Project Development Process and Planning Essentials or equivalent courses is highly recommended.


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SessionLocationStart DateEnd DateSeats Open
1Kansas City, MO4/29/20245/3/20243
2Louisville, KY9/9/20249/13/20246