SGPP staff have conducted a number of trainings on managing public conflicts at the local level. These trainings vary from 2 hours to 3 day intensive workshops. The focus is on building skills and tools to manage cross-institutional, public-private-non-profit issues the conflict history or the potential for conflict escalation makes resolution difficult. Simulations and role playing on hypothetical, yet relevant cases are used to engaged participants from local governments, community organizations and non-profits, businesses, and neighborhood associations.
For example, in November 2012, the Masters in Public Administration Student Association (MPASA) sponsored an afternoon workshop at the University of Arizona's downtown campus at Pennington and Stone led by Kirk Emerson. The following spring, Tucson Ward 3 Neighbors Alliance sponsored a similar workshop.