University of Florida
NRLI Class XV (2015-2016) is currently in session.

NRLI Class XVI (2016-2017) will commence in August 2016 and conclude in April 2017. The complete schedule for NRLI Class XVI, including dates, topics, and venues, will be released in October 2015. In the meantime, if you are interested in applying to Class XVI, we encourage you to complete and send in the application form.

The Need

We are all dependent on Florida’s natural resources. Decisions about natural resources involve complex sets of issues and stakeholders. Expensive and time consuming disputes often emerge over issues such as endangered species, land use, coastal and marine resources, and water quality and quantity. Effective leadership in managing such issues requires a specialized set of skills, tools, and strategies to build trust and promote collaboration among competing interests. In recognition of this, the Florida Natural Resources Leadership  Institute (NRLI) was founded in 1998 to bring together professionals in sectors that impact or are impacted by natural resource issues to develop the skills required to work towards collaborative solutions.


NRLI seeks to impact decision making in Florida by creating a network of professionals prepared to effectively address natural resource issues through conflict management and collaborative leadership.

Click here to learn more about the institute.

Click here to read the NRLI EDIS document.