In the midst of threats to democracy, entrenched polarization, and longstanding power imbalances, how can consensus builders use our experience to help Americans find wiser, fairer, and more durable responses to public problems? In this article, CBI Managing Directors David Fairman and Stacie Smith share possible paths forward to collaborative problem solving.
Maine announced its Climate Action Plan - "Maine Won’t Wait" - in December 2020, following an ambitious, multi-stakeholder process led by the Maine Climate Council. CBI Senior Mediator David Plumb sat down (virtually) with his colleague Peter Woodrow and colleagues at the Governor’s Office of Policy Innovation and the Future to reflect on lessons learned from the facilitation of the 16-month process.
What will meetings look like as we emerge from our socially distanced isolation? CBI has learned a lot about virtual meetings in the last year that will have lasting impacts on our work. In this article, CBI Senior Mediator Patrick Field shares insights and predictions for how the pandemic has shaped the future of meetings.