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Laura Sneeringer

Senior Associate

Laura Sneeringer is a Senior Associate at the Consensus Building Institute. She has provided collaborative services for 13 years on complex organizational and environmental issues. Her primary focus is helping increase effectiveness and productivity within and across organizations and partnerships. Laura is based out of the Denver office.  

Areas of Focus

Laura’s primary focus is on improving organizational effectiveness. She conducts assessments to uncover core organizational needs and opportunities. From there, she helps implement recommendations, facilitates team- and partnership-building and strategic planning efforts, mediates high conflict situations, and provides training in collaborative skills. She is a certified coach who helps individuals refine their leadership style, clarify their niche where interests and expertise align, prepare for transitions, and resolve conflicts.

Laura also facilitates a range of complex multi-party decision-making and consensus-building processes on topics such as water resources, land use and transportation planning, energy development, and wildlife issues. She works with a wide range of stakeholders, including federal, state, local, and tribal government agencies; nonprofits; the private sector; and advocates. 

Exemplary Projects

  • Coaching for Four Winds Interactive
  • Assessment of US EPA Headquarters’ Workplace Conflict Management System
  • Indian Oil Valuation Negotiated Rulemaking Committee
  • Transit-Oriented Development Planning along Commuter Rail Corridors, Denver, CO
  • Colorado Department of Transportation Permanent Water Quality Task Force 


The following is a partial list of clients:

Federal Agencies

  • U.S. Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement
  • U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
  • U.S. Federal Highway Administration
  • U.S. National Park Service
  • U.S. Office of Natural Resources Revenue

State Agencies

  • Colorado Department of Transportation

Local Municipalities

  • City and County of Denver, CO
  • City of Colorado Springs, CO


  • Cleveland Indians
  • Four Winds Interactive 

Education and Affiliations

Laura is a mediator on the rosters of the U.S. Department of Interior, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, and U.S. Institute for Environmental Conflict Resolution. She is a certified coach with the International Coach Federation and completed her training with the Coaches Training Institute. Laura holds a holds a B.S. in Biology and a B.A. in Policy Studies from Syracuse University.