Locating a Professional Facilitator

Professional facilitators have played a critical role in tough natural resources disputes and are increasingly adding value as the debate heats up.

When Should I Engage a Professional Facilitator?

Facilitators can contribute significantly when:

  • There is a divisive, complicated issue
  • Parties with divergent perspectives are not engaging productively
  • A group with a big agenda is encountering challenges moving forward
  • Litigation is a threat
  • Preserving relationships is critical

What Value Does Professional Facilitation Contribute?

  • Yields more durable agreements with widespread support
  • Empowers stakeholders to solve problems
  • Strengthens relationships that are critical for ongoing partnership
  • Generates policies, programs, and other concrete outcomes
  • Often saves money and prevents lawsuits
  • Often helps expand funding opportunities

How do I find and select a facilitator?

The Consensus Building Institute  would  be happy to discuss your  facilitation needs and match you with a facilitator or recommend a next step. Please contact CBI at contact@cbi.org and a staff member will follow up with you.