Jennifer Shanahan

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“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.”