Kulshan Services strives for positive outcomes in a world where communication, creativity, problem solving, and compassionate leadership are necessary to achieve success. We provide expert group facilitation, meeting management, small and large group strategic planning, and facilitation for multi-stakeholder groups. We facilitate processes so that groups can work together to hear multiple points of view, work out their differences, come to agreement, and plan solutions to their challenges. Our process helps identify questions, clarify issues, surface underlying interests, explore options, and make sound decisions. We thoughtfully work with our clients to design and facilitate public processes that create opportunities for issues and concerns to be voiced and explored constructively in a respectful environment.
Kulshan possesses extensive governmental experience and deep technical knowledge to facilitated discussions, decision making, and strategic planning. Our regulatory and environmental subject matter expertise adds significant value to group processes where technical understanding is important. Years of experience also equip our team to provide insight and understanding for the complexities that stakeholders are working to address.
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Well-facilitated processes serve many goals:
Positions clients so that they are able to develop durable, actionable and effective plans to address community and environmental challenges
Enables a strategic approach to navigating complex issues, priorities, and policies
Creates a structured environment where decision makers and stakeholders can explore and discover new possibilities and create effective strategies for future directions
Helps clients align strategies, assess options, foster effective communication, create durable plans and consensus-based agreements, and encourage multiple-benefit approaches
Benefits of hiring a facilitator:
Allows staff to participate fully and objectively in the process.
Partnership of responsibilities creates better outcomes and more productive meetings.
Frees up conveners from the considerable time it takes to oversee the process.
Reduces the potential for bias in the process and thus unproductive efforts with limited benefit.
“David's technical experience and background allow him to understand complex issues and potential unintended consequences of a range of actions. He understands the importance of stakeholder engagement and how enduring agreements come from informed consensus. His company's work is thorough and exacting and their integrity is beyond reproach and their work is efficient and effective.” Lyn Wiltse, PDSA Consulting, Inc.
“I have grown to rely without reservation on David Roberts' scientific expertise, his sound judgment and his highly developed interpersonal skills. Our congenial and productive relationships with our government and university partners can be attributed in large part to David's professionalism. He is masterful at successfully combining disparate ideas and partnerships into productive outcomes which benefit all concerned.” Betsy Gross, Director, People for Lake Padden
Lasting solutions for community and environmental challenges Kulshan Services LLC 1015 Girard Street Bellingham, WA 98225 360-393-4706 Info@KulshanServices.com