Stacie Nicole Smith is Managing Director at the Consensus Building Institute, where she has more than 20 years of experience as a mediator, facilitator, coach, trainer, and researcher on a broad range of public issues in the U.S. and internationally.
Stacie’s work includes assessment, facilitation, and mediation of multi-sector community and national stakeholder dialogues, disputes, and collaborations; training and curriculum design for international, national, and local government entities, NGOs, and schools; and research and writing on collaboration on public policy issues. She specializes in facilitating highly complex and contentious multi-party disputes around substantively challenging technical issues, where identities, values, and interests intertwine. She brings substantive expertise in environment issues (land use, water, energy), historic and cultural resources, Tribal and Indigenous peoples, and education.
The following is a partial list of clients:
U.S. and Canadian Federal Agencies
State and Regional Agencies
Foundations and Nonprofit Organizations
Stacie is a member of the Environment and Public Policy Section and the Education Section of the Association for Conflict Resolution (ACR) and is listed on the U.S. Institute for Environmental Conflict Resolution’s National Roster of Environmental Dispute Resolution and Consensus Building Professionals, as well as the roster of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the U.S. Department of Interior, and the Massachusetts Office of Public Collaboration. She has served as Adjunct Professor at University of Massachusetts Boston, and guest lectures in courses at Tufts University, Harvard Law School, and for the National Charrette Institute. Stacie holds a B.A. from Brown University and a M.A. from Columbia University Teachers College.