Facilitation, Stakeholder Engagement, and Complex Project Management Services

Convening and facilitation of multiparty work group meetings
Negotiation of complex technical regulatory issues
Facilitation and documentation of meetings and work group findings
Development of complex multiyear project schedules and stakeholder-friendly schedule depictions
Work with local agencies to support regulatory updates
Planning, design, and implementation of comprehensive public and stakeholder engagement strategies

We assist our clients in facilitation, stakeholder engagement, and project management for complex technical challenges and planning efforts. We have assisted stakeholders in developing regional policy positions and environmental frameworks and with meaningful agreements for high-stakes projects in the area. We also use our years of project management expertise to facilitate decision-making around project delivery, to develop complex and multiyear project strategies and schedules, convene and facilitate multiparty stakeholder groups through decision-making processes, design and lead public and stakeholder engagement activities, and lead interdisciplinary teams.

Our facilitation and project management capabilities are enhanced by strong technical skills, successful completion of area mega-projects, and keen understanding of regional environmental and industrial challenges. Our facilitators and project managers work frequently with industry leaders, regulatory agencies, community groups, and other consultant teams to identify common goals, define project objectives, and find mutually agreeable solutions to the complex environmental challenges within our communities.

What sets us apart

Broad experience negotiating practical, implementable outcomes for contentious environmental projects
Technical acumen to understand complexities of project proposals and interdisciplinary coordination
Definition of clear project objectives with metrics to allow stakeholders to track progress
Meaningful relationships with many of the region’s leaders in the private and public sectors
Fair, measured, and pragmatic approach to facilitation
Ability to balance competing needs so all stakeholders find success in the outcome
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Having worked with Floyd|Snider for decades, their work consistently demonstrates top notch science grounded in law and regulation, and cutting edge application of evolving policy and science. Floyd|Snider staff are skilled facilitators and negotiators, and have facilitated issues of state-wide significance on behalf of numerous stakeholders.

Elizabeth Leavitt, Senior Director, Engineering, Environment and Sustainability, Port of Seattle
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I have worked on a number of projects with Floyd|Snider. Their teams are professional and have good relationships with governmental regulators. I have found them particularly skilled at efficient and effective project management.

Charles Blumenfeld, Senior Counsel, Perkins Coie LLP
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I appreciate their understanding of Washington state regulations and the success we have had negotiating through some challenging issues.

Carol Wiseman, Environmental Manager, Weyerhaeuser