Registration for this online course is only $150 and available by selecting "Catalog" in the task bar above. The course will be available from September 3 to October 11, 2019.

Partnerships and Community Outreach provides tribal environmental professionals with tribal-specific tools and resources to engage their community and other stakeholders in the development and implementation of their tribal work plans. This course carries 0.5 continuing education units (CEUs) and requires approximately five hours of total learning time. CEUs are earned by completing the following course modules:

  • Module 1: Importance of Partnerships and Community Outreach, Stakeholders, and Theories of Public Involvement and Participation
  • Module 2: Settings and Methods for Participation
  • Module 3: Important Issues in Participation, Logistics for Public Involvement, and Community Involvement Plan

    After completing this module, participants will be able to:

    • Understand why community outreach is important to environmental management, and explain the value of both giving and getting information.
    • List methods and tools for community involvement, and determine which are appropriate in various situations.
    • List stakeholders who should be involved in a community outreach effort.
    • Develop a community involvement plan for a tribal environmental outreach process.


    Sharon Hausam, PhD, AICP, Planning Program Manager, Pueblo of Laguna

    Ondrea Barber, Program Manager, Institute for Tribal Environmental Professionals at Northern Arizona University, former Director for the Gila River Indian Community’s Department of Environmental Quality and Manager for the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community’s Environmental Protection & Natural Resources Division