Helping multi-stakeholder groups create solutions to complex problems
Our internationally recognized mediators have decades of experience helping leaders work together to produce innovative results on complex, contentious challenges. We design collaborative processes; support leaders in creating innovative, mutually beneficial options; help resolve conflicts; and facilitate dialogues that lead to strong agreements and partnerships.
Among the many engagements where CBI facilitation and mediation have made a major contribution to collaboration success:
Our mediators conduct assessments to clarify issues, determine the likelihood of getting to an agreement, highlight possible pathways forward, and outline the likely benefits, risks, and costs of proceeding.
We design and lead a wide spectrum of collaborative and conflict resolution processes, from one-time meetings to multi-year collective impact efforts. Our facilitators and mediators employ a rich set of techniques and tools, ranging from joint fact-finding to scenario planning to creative visioning.
We facilitate groups, keeping a laser focus on stakeholders’ goals, concerns, and values, always working on behalf of the group as a whole. For virtual meetings, we offer a full range of tools and supports for effective online communication and collaboration.
We mediate conflicts, helping the parties engage, communicate, explore, and settle differences. Throughout the process, we focus on building trust, maintaining impartiality, and protecting confidentiality.
Integrate their deep understanding of the subject matter with exceptional group facilitation skills to help advance progress on complex issues
Custom design processes to address stakeholders’ needs, and strategize throughout to guide groups toward their desired outcomes
Act impartially while demonstrating sensitivity toward a range of constituency interests, values, and concerns
Help stakeholders build relationships and trust, so that they take ownership of the collaboration and work together effectively after CBI’s involvement ends