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Jonathan Dain

Professional Skills Coordinator
Tropical Conservation & Development Program
Center for Latin American Studies

Research Interests

Facilitation, conflict and collaboration management, mediation, workshop training, adult learning, social learning, tropical conservation and development

Geographic Expertise

Brazil, Paraguay, Ecuador, Peru, Mexico

Curriculum Vitae 

Courses 

LAS 6291 Communication and Leadership Skills for Development Practice 
LAS 6291 Facilitation Skills for Collaborative Management 

Background

A professional facilitator, FL supreme court-certified mediator and Faculty Fellow of the Florida Climate Institute, Mr. Dain’s focus is on helping graduate students and natural resource management professionals develop the skills, concepts and approaches required to work effectively with diverse stakeholders in diverse settings. Dain began his Latin American career as a Peace Corps volunteer in Paraguay and after completing graduate work in applied anthropology, served as Field Coordinator for the PESACRE project (Agroforestry Development Program for Small Producers in Acre) in the western Brazilian Amazon. Since joining TCD in 2000, he has focused on the interplay between conflict management, facilitation, mediation and Natural Resource Management. Dain also directs the Florida Natural Resources Leadership Institute through an appointment in the Schoool of Forest Resources and Conservation (IFAS), develops graduate student learning and support activities for the Center for Latin American Studies, and spends most summers working with UF partner organizations in Latin America.

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