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What People Say


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    “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.”

     

  • USFS

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

  • 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.”

  • yanacocha

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

  • 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.”

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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News + Updates

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Virtual Engagement Catalyzed by COVID-19

Maintaining Credibility – Being Creative and Adaptive – Remaining Vigilant Public Engagement has radically changed in the last few months, likely never returning to pre-COVID practices. Already a growing...
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Baby Goats and Engaging Engagement

One of the most fun parts of our job is brainstorming creative ways to engage the community on a project that might have otherwise gotten lost in the shuffle....
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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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