Facilitating Consensus
Multi-party Public and
Partnership Disputes

Denise Dee Knapp

Denise Dee Knapp

  • Facilitated public policy disputes among technical experts from industry, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Washington State Department of Ecology working to clean up a contaminated former industrial site. In spite of strongly felt initial positions, results included: Looming litigation was avoided, increased skill in problem solving and greater trust between parties.
  • Facilitated consensus process for industry experts, environmental advocates, neighborhood groups and local government officials resulting in a recommended transportation plan for the Duwamish Watershed.
  • Helped create partnership among senior leaders in a multinational Information Technology firm and their European partner Result was improved communication and understanding of contractual needs and work processes.
  • Assisted a religious community to formulate a reaction to an objectionable community plan and to lay the ground for consensus on next steps.
  • Assisted a K-5 elementary school with assessment, intervention and consultation with parents, teachers and the board to improve decision making, alleviate conflict and move the school forward.
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