Technically complex projects benefit from experienced technical facilitators
Today's environmental challenges require integrated solutions that involve multiple stakeholders working within complex technical, regulatory and economic constraints and opportunities.
The solutions that complex systems require a facilitator with an in-depth knowledge of the subject matter. Simply moderating a discussion is not enough. Our certified facilitators understand the science and engineering associated with natural resource management challenges, and we know how to objectively engage and enroll others into a design process.
A good environmental facilitator must also be capable of educating stakeholders about how natural systems work, and how project teams can develop integrated solutions. A facilitator who is an expert in restoration and natural sciences is more likely to dispel myths, eliminate confusion, clarify opportunities and focus teams toward productive outcomes.
Sound Watershed staff are certified in facilitation, training, negotiation and coaching. We have trained extensively in group communication dynamics, design and analytical processes, and effective public participation processes. We have proven experience in bringing together common agreements in even some of the most contentious settings.