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


  • 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.”

  • 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.”

  • USFS

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

  • 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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CDR Assists the Government of Liberia and Customary Communities to Resolve Disputes over Boundaries

The Government of Liberia is engaging in a process to empower customary communities to have ownership of their historic lands legally recognized under statutory law. This will be a significant achievement, as in the past most land not on the coast and held under statutory law, was directly owned and controlled by the state.  It […]

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From Our Blog

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Voices Rising: Public Participation in the City of Boulder

“If You Always Do What You’ve Always Done, You Always Get What You’ve Always Gotten” – Henry Ford In May 2016, the City of Boulder charged the 14-member Public...
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CDR Welcomes – Taber Ward – Program Manager

Taber is an attorney and facilitator with a focus on building partnerships, collaboration on transportation issues, regulatory design, and legal and policy analysis.   She has worked with a range...
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CDR Assists Colorado Marijuana Enforcement Division in Enhancing Metrc Software

In order to effectively enforce legalized marijuana in Colorado, the Colorado Marijuana Enforcement Division has a software system to track the process from marijuana harvest to retail sales—the Metrc...
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