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  • 2015 Hydro Licensing Negotiations Training
    June 23 - 24, 2015, Lakewood, CO

    Join NHA and Gomez and Sullivan for this is a two day hands-on training seminar in interest based negotiating specifically dealing with the challenges of FERC Licensing.  Participants will learn about various negotiation techniques as well as types of negotiators.  The concepts of interest based negotiations vs. positional bargaining will be explored in the context of the Best Alternative to a Negotiated Agreement (BATNA).  Topics covered in short presentations will be reinforced with negotiation of a settlement for a previously settled FERC Licensing Case.  The course settlement will be compared to that actually arrived at in the field.  Negotiator performance will be evaluated and feedback provided.  Course admission includes the reference book Getting to Yes by Fisher, Ury and Patton which will be distributed to participants approximately two weeks before the course.

    Who should attend:

    Licensees, agency personnel, and nongovernment organization will all benefit from this course.

    Meeting Location:

    Bureau of Reclamation
    Denver Federal Center – Colorado Room and Trinity Room
    6th Avenue & Kipling Street, Lakewood, CO 80225

    Hotel:

    Sheraton Denver West
    360 Union Blvd
    Lakewood, CO 80228
    Phone:(303) 987-2000

    Instructors:

    Thomas J. Sullivan, PE, Principal In Charge of Licensing, Gomez and Sullivan Engineers, DPC

    Tom has managed FERC Licensing Projects in the northeast, northwest and mid-Atlantic regions of the country.  This experience has included projects ranging in size from less than 1 MW to 2,700 MW and has included both conventional and pumped storage projects.  Tom has served as the lead negotiator, facilitator, and mediator for several licensing settlement agreements and has provided training to clients on negotiating processes and techniques.

    Timothy J. Sullivan, GISP, Regulatory Specialist, Gomez and Sullivan Engineers, DPC

    Tim has been involved in FERC Licensing Projects in the northeast and mid – Atlantic regions and has facilitated dialogues on high profile erosion causation and mitigation projects as well as the water quality impacts of sedimentation.  Prior to joining Gomez and Sullivan, Tim worked in the Energy and Campus Development Department at a major university where he routinely dealt with a wide range of internal and external stakeholders with conflicting interests.

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