Environmental Policymaking in the Political Context


This course is for public-sector professionals who exercise a role in community engagement, stakeholder outreach, external affairs, or any other capacity where political activities seek to influence the development or implementation of environmental policy. 

Tailored to the wide variety of environmental policy subjects, at state, regional, and local levels, this course trains public-sector professionals to:

  •  Generate informational value from their interactions with advocates,
  •  Understand the practices, field, and influences driving the products of advocacy, and
  •  Systemically empower underrepresented constituencies in policymaking processes

Students will learn techniques in how to:

  • Facilitate results-driven collaboration and consensus-driven negotiation, 
  • Arrange and conduct modes of stakeholder engagement that are inclusive, accountable, and knowledge-generating, and
  • Establish, build, evaluate, and utilize relationships of trust with stakeholders and advocates 
Section Number
Instruction Method
Online class

Section Notes

This is an online, remote learning course, which consists of content and curriculum that is taught with pre-recorded and real time lectures, in addition to a real-time Q&A session with the instructors. Pre-recorded lectures and live sessions are accessed via our Canvas learning system and Zoom. Details regarding login information, live meeting times, and instructor availability will be emailed out prior to the course start date.

This course will be available on Canvas from February 23-25, 2022 with live Zoom lectures and Q&A sessions. The live Zoom session will be held from 9:00AM - 12:00 PM on February 25.

Enrollment Policies

Drop requests (withdraw with a refund) will be approved, less a $30 processing fee, if the request is received seven calendar days before the course begins. Click here to view complete enrollment policy information including details on withdrawals and transfers.


Group Discount

Groups of three or more, enrolled at the same time with a single payment method may receive a 10% discount on each enrollment.  Contact UC Davis Continuing and Professional Education Student Services office to enroll your group: (530) 757-8777.

Info Session Discount

Attendees of UC Davis Continuing and Professional Education Information Sessions may be eligible for $100 discount on a class by entering the Coupon Code provided at the Information Session.  Contact UC Davis Continuing and Professional Education Student Services office, at (800) 752-0881, if you have questions about this discount.

CAAA Member Discount

Current members of the Cal Aggie Alumni Association and other UC alumni associations receive $50 off the course fee. If you don't have your association discount code contact UC Davis Continuing and Professional Education Student Services at (800) 752-0881.