Tanya Denckla Cobb

Tanya Denckla Cobb

Tanya Denckla Cobb

Email Address td6n@virginia.edu

Website https://www.arch.virginia.edu/IEN

Position or Title Director

Professional Biography At IEN since 1997, Tanya Denckla Cobb has served as Director of the UVA Institute for Engagement & Negotiation (IEN) since 2015. She became one of the first Virginia-certified mediators in 1993, and has deep experience in mediating and facilitating challenging issues, drawing on her work in international labor rights, community mediation, and as a former nonprofit director. She has facilitated and mediated significant issues that support resilient and equitable communities including coastal resilience, sustainable agriculture, food systems, forestry, watersheds, public health, transportation, Section 106, and environmental justice. She has worked for the federal government in international labor rights, authored a reference book on organic gardening, and served as Executive Director of two nonprofit organizations concerned with urban and community forestry. She co-founded the Virginia Natural Resources Leadership Institute in 1999 and serves as both Faculty Director and teaching faculty. She also teaches Conflict Management and Negotiation Skills for the National Preservation Institute since 2006, conducts training in tribal consultation for the USAir Force, and co-teaches the VA Food System Leadership Institute. Her work centers the six principles of Equitable Collaboration, a framework that she and her colleagues developed to address the increasingly complex considerations in today's world while seeking beneficial outcomes for all parties and stakeholders.

Address Line 1 One Morton Drive

City Charlottesville

State Virginia

Zip 22904

Phone 434.924.1855

Small Business No

GSA Schedule Provider No

Federal Employee No

Native Dispute Resolution Network No

Total Cases Last 10 Years 75

Type of Public Decision

Policy developmentStakeholder Mediation and Consensus Building: SHIFT for the Virginia Onsite Septic Program2013
PlanningDesigned and facilitated 70-member stakeholder advisory committee for Loudoun County Strategic Watershed Management Solutions (a Virginia Solutions process) 20062006
Siting and ConstructionCommunity Engagement and Stakeholder Consensus Building for Charlottesville-Albemarle Courts Study2000

Case Jurisdiction/Scale

InternationalFacilitated the Morven Dialogues on Tobacco Harm Reduction: Forum for a Civil Dialogue on Tobacco, Nicotine, and Alternative Products Harm Reduction2015
National or regionally significant casesStakeholder engagement and national action planning: National Ten Year Urban Forestry Plan for National Urban and Community Forestry Council (NUCFAC) 2014-152015
IntergovernmentalFacilitation of Virginia Coastal Intergovernmental Charter2015
StateStakeholder Mediation and Consensus Building: SHIFT for the Virginia Onsite Septic Program2013
Local/communityDesigned and Facilitated First Sea Level Rise Community Engagement Listening Sessions in Virginia 2010-20112011
InteragencyFacilitated strategic planning for Sustainable Fisheries Goal Implementation Team (GIT)2011
Large landscape scaleStakeholder consensus building: George Washington National Forest Management Plan2010
Multi-jurisdictionalMediation: National Park Service Battlefield Land Management2008

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