Civil Strategies encourage respectful, deliberative dialogue and collaboration to navigate problems or projects that seem too puzzling to work through. Relationality and humility complement aptitude and assertiveness, especially in a cross-cultural setting.

I will listen to your organization's needs assessment and respond with advice and written product based on a career of research, training and practice in cooperating and collaborating across societal sectors. For example, below are six strategies for increasing stakeholder buy-in and impact in local, regional, and multinational projects: 

  • Cross-Sector Stakeholder Engagement through Transnational, Trans-sectarian Partnership © Deborah L. Trent 2018, specially designed to administer and mediate in diverse ethnic and religious settings

  • Faculty and curriculum development for colleges, universities and education organizations that are designing and expanding cross-cultural programs

  • More relational -- and less transactional -- diplomacy and development, to increase trust in governments, implementers and donors among audiences, beneficiaries and other stakeholders

  • Participatory peacebuilding strategies and methods to understand and mitigate power struggles

  • Public-private partnership, when a standard government-non-profit grant doesn't provide enough risk tolerance or resource capacity

  • Inclusive conflict mediation for people with the courage to face and address their disagreements and struggles through an alternative dispute resolution process

Click here to request more information on how to apply one or more of them to your organization's needs.