Helping diverse groups solve complex problems
Our internationally recognized mediators have decades of experience finding creative solutions to contentious challenges. Through well-designed collaborative processes, we help leaders seek mutually beneficial options; resolve conflicts; and engage in dialogues that lead to strong agreements and partnerships.
CBI facilitation and mediation have contributed to a wide range of successes:
Our mediators conduct assessments to clarify and frame issues, determine the likelihood of an agreement, highlight possible paths 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.
With a focus on stakeholders’ goals, concerns, and values, we work on behalf of the group as a whole, aiming to bring together groups most effectively. For virtual meetings, we offer a full range of tools and supports to make the most of online communication and collaboration.
We mediate conflicts, helping parties communicate, explore, and settle differences. Throughout, we focus on building trust, maintaining impartiality, and protecting confidentiality.
Convenors/clients and stakeholders consistently report that our facilitators and mediators have a distinct ability to:
We fuse deep understanding of subject matter with exceptional group facilitation expertise to confront even the most difficult challenges.
Our processes address stakeholders’ needs in a customized way to guide groups specifically 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