Affiliated Private Practitioners

Affiliated Practitioner Team

Oregon Consensus assists parties to select the neutral mediator – whether an OC staff member or a member of our affiliated team – with the most appropriate skills and experience for the project. Our Affiliated Practitioner Team brings extensive knowledge of public policy issues and a wealth of experience. The network includes some of the most accomplished senior-level mediation firms in the field. For more information about firms on OC’s Affiliated Practitioner Team, see the links below:

Artemis Consulting

Artemis Consulting and its principal, Diana Bianco, have extensive expertise in facilitation and mediation of complex public policy issues involving diverse stakeholders.  Bianco has more than 20 years of experience in policy development, advocacy, communications, organizational growth, and project management. Read more about Artemis Consulting.

 BDS Planning & Urban Design

BDS Planning & Urban Design offers an experienced team with proven consensus-building skills, as well as an extensive track record of solving strategic puzzles by fostering stakeholder collaboration, impartial assessment, and convening, facilitating, and mediating challenging public policy issues. With more than 25 years of experience in Oregon, Principal Brian D. Scott offers unrivaled knowledge of the local political and policy landscape. Since its founding in 2009, the team at BDS Planning & Urban Design has done extensive technical assistance, impartial assessment, and convening, facilitation, and mediation. BDS offers an ideal balance of deep local knowledge, exactly relevant experience, and an impartial perspective. Read more about BDS Planning & Urban Design.

Cogan Owens Greene, LLC

Cogan Owens Greene, LLC, is a multidisciplinary firm of planners, public process experts and other professionals specializing in facilitation, public engagement, strategic planning and sustainability.  We facilitate processes that bring together diverse stakeholders with differing views and aspirations to build consensus and resolve complex issues…Read more about Cogan Owens Greene, LLC.

Connexus Conflict Management

Connexus Conflict Management provides mediation, facilitation, training, coaching, and consulting to individuals and organizations in the private and public arenas. From 2006 to 2014, after 14 years in private practice as a mediator/facilitator, Tim Hicks, he led the Master’s degree program in Conflict Resolution at the University of Oregon to a position of national prominence as its first director. Tim is also co-author of the books The Process of Business/Environmental Collaborations: Partnering for SustainabilityAnother Look At Identity-Based Conflict: The Roots of Conflict in the Psychology of Consciousness, and of the novel, Last Stop Before Tomorrow.

DS Consulting

DS Consulting is a woman-owned, full service conflict management, mediation and facilitation firm that focuses primarily on aspects of public policy regarding natural and human resources as well as health care issues.  We have been providing facilitation, mediation, consensus building, and strategic planning services to government agencies in Oregon and the northwest for more than….Read more about DS Consulting.

Integral Solutions

Located in southern Oregon, Integral Solutions’ mission is to enhance the human and natural environment through effective communication, consensus decision making and conflict resolution. Principal areas of expertise include: watershed management, forestry, natural resources, hazardous waste, energy issues, transportation, urban growth/development, noise abatement, land use, agriculture, parks & recreation, education, social services, health care, community and cross-cultural issues…Read more about Theresa Jensen & Associates.

Institute for Conflict Management, Inc.

The Institute for Conflict Management, Inc. (ICM) is a Portland-based national provider of mediation, facilitation, and training services. We have extensive experience in the intersection of policy, politics, science, business and law. Because of our multi-disciplinary approach, we are very successful in integrating complex data into multi-stakeholder, politicized, policy development forums…Read more about the Institute for Conflict Management, Inc.

JLA Public Involvement

JLA specializes in public communications, outreach, facilitated consensus building and online engagement services exclusively for public agencies. This specialized experience has laid the groundwork for providing public decision-making and committee management services to our agency clients. Our firm brings more than 25 years of insight and a commitment to developing creative, successful processes that result…Read more about JLA Public Involvement.

Kennedy Consulting, LLC

Kennedy Consulting LLC is an organizational development consulting firm serving government sector and nonprofit organizations.  The firm’s Principal, Michelle Kennedy, has over 25 years management and consulting experience with public and nonprofit organizations, including significant experience in consensus-driven facilitation, strategic planning, community and organizational assessments, program evaluation, organizational change management, organizational and team alignment, executive leadership development, coaching, and performance improvement.   We have worked on a number of complex public sector projects and policy initiatives and have achieved measurable results for government organizations at the state and local levels.

Kearns & West

Kearns & West has over 25 years of experience designing collaborative approaches, specifically addressing policy development challenges. Our small, woman-owned business operates from offices in Washington, DC; San Francisco, CA; Sacramento, CA; and Portland, OR…Read more about Kerns & West.

The Langdon Group

The Langdon Group is a team of specialists in mediation, facilitation, public involvement, alternative dispute resolution and strategic communications. Our diverse backgrounds in public policy, environmental conflict resolution, natural resources and organizational development prepare us to help communities and clients resolve some of the toughest challenges they face today…Read more about the Langdon Group.

Lazenby & Associates

Chip Lazenby, the principal with Lazenby & Associates, has over 25 years’ experience in public policy development, mediation and group and community facilitation.  Lazenby & Associates is based out of Portland, OR. 

The Mary Orton Company

The Mary Orton Company inspires individuals and groups to reach their highest goals and aspirations by transforming how people work together. We specialize in designing and facilitating complex consensus-building processes. Since 1999, we have offered…Read more about the Mary Orton Company.

Meridian Institute

Meridian Institute helps people solve problems, make informed decisions, and craft solutions to address society’s most complex and controversial issues. We accomplish this by designing and applying collaborative approaches, including facilitation, mediation, and strategic consultation…Read more the Meridian Institute.

Michael Schnee Consulting

Mike Schnee is the principal and manager of Michael Schnee Consulting, LLC. Mike is dedicated to excellence in the field of conflict resolution. He is a past president of the Oregon Mediation Association, was the Co-Chair of the 2011 Annual Conference of the Environment and Public Policy Section of the Association of Conflict Resolution…Read more about Michael Schnee Consulting.

MultiCultural Collaborative (MCC)

MCC brings together a unique multicultural and interdisciplinary team of planning and business professionals. MCC approaches help build capacity in institutions and empower communities of color by having a voice in policy and decision-making. MCC helps to strengthen emerging markets and local economies by helping develop leadership, governance, and self-advocacy. MCC has worked from land use to community concept and master planning, urban design, public involvement, community / economic development, cross-cultural communication, housing, and transportation.

Solid Ground Consulting

Solid Ground Consulting is an organizational development and consulting firm specializing in helping transform individual leaders and leadership organizations into effective agents for positive community action. We support organizations through the design of decision making processes that seek multiple perspectives, synthesize information, and present critical issues for discussion and resolution…Read more about Solid Ground Consulting.

Triangle Associates

Triangle Associates is a consulting firm committed to helping people understand and resolve public policy and planning issues and environmental conflicts. Since its founding in 1979, Triangle has provided an array of public involvement, facilitation, mediation, conflict resolution and environmental education services to federal, state, tribal and local governments, non-profits and communities locally, regionally and nationally…Read more about Triangle Associates.