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.

  • 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

  • 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.”

  • 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.”

  • 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.”


  • yanacocha

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

  • USFS

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



Environmental Disputes in Vietnam

CDR associates, led by Jonathan Bartsch, Principal, is working with the Institute of Strategy and Policy on Natural Resources and Environment (ISPONRE) in Vietnam to develop an out-of-court environmental dispute resolution program. The vision of the program is to develop ways to adequately address issues ranging from water quality, air, noise and other impacts from […]

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From Our Blog


CDOT Milestone – Call for Applications is Underway for Innovative Stormwater Approach

CDR Associates began providing facilitation support for CDOT Headquarters and Region staff four years ago when the convened group met to talk about how to develop a more innovative stormwater...
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Managing Scarce Western Water Resources

Managing scarce western water resources increasingly requires an understanding of the multiple interests facing any watershed and ways in which they interact, overlap, and compete. CDR Associates reflects on...
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JDB Public Training

2015 Training Opportunities

Join CDR Associates for one of our famous public training courses at the beautiful Chautauqua park. Facilitation & Mediation of Public & Environmental Conflicts May 5-7, 2015 Registration Form...
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