Our Services

  • Assessment & Design

    We talk with all the actors, listening intently, untangle the relationships, and unpack the perspectives so we can offer a clear picture of what’s going on.

    Assess & Design
  • Mediation

    From the precarious center of conflicts and controversy, CDR searches for ways to help others bridge deep and bitter divides. We pose the big questions, design a roadmap, and help you discover your best ideas.

    Bridge divides
  • Facilitation

    The heart of improving group effectiveness is skilled facilitation. CDR facilitators elicit participation, ownership, and creativity that helps people work together to accomplish their goals.

    Gain Effectiveness
  • Engagement

    As a leader you are responsible for finding ways to successfully engage your stakeholders in issues that matter to them and you need their support to gain legitimacy for your decisions.

  • Training

    CDR’s customized programs provide you and your team with practical and innovative techniques tailored to address your unique situation.

    Perfect my skills

What People Say

  • yanacocha

    CDR has demonstrated their ability to effectively communicate, facilitate and build trust under stressful circumstances and most importantly gain meaningful results.”

  • CDOT Logo

    “CDR’s Expertise in stakeholder engagement allowed us to develop a sound strategy for interacting with Local Agencies through a series of 18 meetings across the state…We look forward to working with CDR Associates again, and highly recommend their services to others.”


  • RTD

    “I was specifically impressed with [CDR’s] abilities in being able to rapidly and accurately assess the information needs as well as how to effectively respond to them in both oral and graphic formats.  These individuals’ perspectives and expertise were critical in brainstorming sessions where different approaches to the task became necessary following a sharp alteration in the project direction.”

  • EPA

    “I want to express my appreciation for the stellar facilitation efforts [CDR] conducted for the Shattuck Dialogue.  [CDR] engaged the stakeholders, sensed the issues and obstacles, prepared staff for upcoming events and moved forward with us to break down barriers and examine and resolve issues.”

  • USFS

    “CDR has a breadth and depth of mediation experience nationally and globally and the training they do is about that experience.”


Western Water Picture

New Training for Colorado Water Professionals, Leaders & Stakeholders

CDR Associates and Colorado Water Institute present “Best Practices for Collaborative Water Decisions: Moving from Concept to Action” October 14-16, 2015. Collaborative decision-making on complex water issues requires acknowledging diverse values and competing interests. It requires thoughtful, inclusive, well-defined processes that build relationships and long-term capacity for problem-solving. Unfortunately, much of what we have labeled […]

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From Our Blog

Ft Collins-Poudre River Picture

Cache la Poudre River Health Assessment Framework

Organizations and agencies are increasingly learning the importance of collaboration for ensuring that decisions and planning efforts are broadly supported and sustainable. This is made harder and more critical...
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US 36

Collaborative decision-making process facilitates US 36 Corridor construction!

The US 36 corridor between Denver and Boulder is currently under construction based on consensus reached between transportation agencies and the local communities.  Soon commuters will have 18 miles...
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Mediation roads

Last chance this year to attend CDR’s Mediation Process Training – October 26-30, 2015 in Boulder

What we offer: 40 hours of highly experiential and interactive sessions during which you learn: to analyze the causes of conflict and develop effective strategies to respond to them...
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