ESSA offers professional facilitation services for sound and collaborative resolution of environmental challenges. We help single and multi-party groups in many different ways: designing and managing mediation processes aimed at environmental consensus building, negotiating environmental management partnerships, designing and convening policy dialogues and round tables, building institutional capacity for management and co-management of natural resources, joint fact-finding, cooperative research design, and ecological modelling to facilitate stakeholder understanding of science-intensive debates.

We believe that effective stakeholder engagement requires considerable up-front planning, organization and preparation, and that high quality, professional facilitation begins long before the actual event. We have considerable experience in helping clients design and deliver highly successful workshops and other engagement events where objectives and outcomes are clearly defined, well-understood, and successfully achieved.