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:
- Mediation of complex multi-party conflicts
- Conflict assessment
- Design and implementation of public involvement processes
- Organization development services
We work with local, state, federal, and tribal governments and many diverse stakeholder groups on issues such as natural and cultural resources, land use, endangered species, recreation, statute and rule development, hunting, water and wastewater, and facility siting. We train groups how to participate effectively in collaborative processes.
Our work is informed by conflict theory and the experience of helping individuals and groups resolve conflict in positive ways. We are particularly interested in ensuring that high-quality scientific and technical information is integrated in collaborative processes.
Mark O. Hatfield School of Government
Portland State University
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