To help engage the public in discussing the water quality of the Assabet River in Sudbury, MA, CBI collaborated in an outreach, education, and participation project that included a series of eight advisory focus group sessions, a pair of public workshops, and which culminated in the recent publication of a final report.
When I ask audiences what consensus building means, the most common response is that it involves discussion or debate that leads to some minimal agreement or watered-down compromise. But that’s a far cry from the creative and collaborative efforts and outcomes that I see in our work.
The Massachusetts Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs (EEA) asked CBI and the Massachusetts Office Of Dispute Resolution (MODR) to explore the possibility of a new, innovative model for a National Forest unit in the Northern Berkshire region.
In summer 2009, CBI completed an assessment for the US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) and The Nature Conservancy (TNC) to help them prepare to model the flows of the Connecticut River. In coming years, USACE and TNC will be modeling river flows and the influence on the river of different management regimes and other changes.
The Air Force cleanup of Massachusetts Military Reservation completed its final Record of Decision this fall, finalizing the cleanup of overall fifteen groundwater plumes and some seventy source areas. CBI has been facilitating various technical, managerial, and public engagement efforts since 1996.
CBI's Hal Movius recently partnered with Cambridge International Consulting to teach negotiation best practices in a series of workshops in the Dominican Republic.
CBI's Hal Movius led a half-day workshop at the 4th Annual CFO Rising West Conference and Exhibition in Las Vegas. The workshop was attended by 35 CFOs and other financial executives from a range of industries.
In June of 2009, PJM, the U.S.'s largest regional transmission organization, asked CBI and Raab Associates, a long-time CBI partner, to conduct an assessment of its members process and overall governance structure.
CBI presents "Facilitating Powerful Coalitions", a two-day workshop designed to provide mid-level staff from municipalities and nonprofit community organizations with hands-on experience in facilitating productive meetings, communicating, negotiating, and resolving conflicts.
This two-day symposium is designed to provide decision-makers with an overview of risk management associated with climate change, the opportunity to discuss the political and process challenges associated with adaptation, and strategies for managing the right planning process to get to agreement.