Gina Bartlett is Senior Consultant at the Consensus Building Institute. She has more than 20 years of experience in consensus building and collaborative planning on complex public policy and organizational issues. She also has extensive experience facilitating organizational strategy and governance, as well as mediating high-stakes, multi-party negotiations. Gina previously served as Director of CBI West—CBI’s practice in the American West—and Senior Mediator. Prior to that, she was Associate Director at the Center for Collaborative Policy at California State University.
Gina provides strategic direction, skilled facilitation, and mediation to organize the collective insights of leaders to build consensus on policy and organizational direction.
She has successfully mediated some of California’s most vexing natural resource issues, in several cases helping parties to resolve issues litigated multiple times. Gina has helped leaders with diverse perspective collaborate on a range of policy areas: water, natural resources, climate adaptation, land management, scientific and technical issues, energy, and education. In her high-profile policy work, she employs citizen engagement and communication tools to strengthen outcomes and build widespread support. She has recently been deeply engaged in building consensus to manage Lake Tahoe’s shoreline, addressing nearly 30 years of conflict and litigation, and negotiating governance for newly formed groundwater sustainability agencies in California.
Gina works with organizations on strategic planning and governance, facilitating dialogue among decision-makers to craft the strategic direction and focus of the organization and to design the structure necessary for implementation. In the last several years, she has worked on organizational initiatives with the Los Angeles Metropolitan Transportation Agency, Cleveland Indians Baseball Team Business Leadership Team, FairTrade USA, and the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission.
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Gina is a senior mediator on the rosters of the U.S. EPA and the U.S. Institute for Environmental Conflict Resolution. She holds an M.S. in conflict analysis and resolution from the Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter School, George Mason University, and a B.A. with honors in political science and international relations from the University of Illinois.