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.

    Engage
  • 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


  • USFS

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

  • yanacocha

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

  • ftcollinsthumb

    “CDR worked with the City of Fort Collins [in Colorado] on two projects in 2014 and 2015 related to management and policy issues surrounding the Poudre River. The inherently complex, high stakes, and sometimes controversial aspects of this topic required high caliber external facilitation. In the first project, CDR lead us through the necessary steps to ensure a very positive outcome. Staff involved all agreed the facilitation was excellent and provided exactly the outside perspective, prompting and encouragement to result in buy-in and a sense of agreement around the room. The second project also involved an interdisciplinary team; complex, technical and challenging planning issues; and multiple, at times competing City objectives. The CDR facilitator knew how to support a fast-paced project without allowing the team to bypass critical conversations and the need to frame complicated issues to result in a truly collaborative yet very productive several months.”

  • 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.”

  • 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.”

     

Spotlight


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Historic Georgetown Inc. Facilitation

As facilitators, CDR’s Taber Ward and Emily Zmak understand the importance that location plays in a successful facilitation. The location sets the tone, the literal atmosphere, and provides space for effective engagement. And so, for our client Historic Georgetown, Inc., there was no better location to facilitate their Board Retreat and Strategic Planning Session than […]

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From Our Blog

Spur's Water Center

CDR Associates to lead strategic planning for water policy institute at Spur campus

Colorado State University System has selected CDR as the lead consultant to conduct strategic planning for a water policy institute at the future Spur campus at the National Western Center...
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Facilitation and Engagement in a Time of Social Distancing

We have compiled a number of resources with the hopes that these will help us all navigate these challenges and opportunities together: Making the Most of New Social Distancing...
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Tracy joins CDR after almost 30 years of work in Front Range communities.

Introducing Tracy Winfree

Tracy Winfree joins CDR Associates following an almost 30-year history of meaningful work in Front Range communities. Tracy’s diverse background with the City of Boulder included serving as director...
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