A brave new way to improve trust in the environmental sector, find space for conversations, open up lines of environmental diplomacy, engage in critical thinking, broker dialogue to enable action on the ground.
Thinking outside the narrative
In an age of megaphone media, petitions, campaigns, and hyperbolic headlines, the ability to communicate nuanced messages with diverse audiences requires insight on unreported knowledge and wider perspective of other narratives ‘in the room’.Seeking to move ‘stakeholders’ from positional (adversarial) to principled (mutual gain) via disruptively creative dialogue
Knowing what people really think over what they say, can help open up dialogue to help inform often silent majorities of observers – within or outside your community – to enable action on environmental common purpose.
“When my information changes, I alter my conclusions”Paul Samuelson
Backdoor diplomacy, frontline advocacy
I offer a bespoke range of specialist environmental diplomacy | facilitator | moderator | chairing services.
What is Track II diplomacy?
“Track II” diplomacy grew out of the observation that private individuals, meeting unofficially, can find their way to common ground that official negotiators can’t.”
“Your focus on bringing together competing ideologies in the land management sector is refreshing and unique”a land manager
Views without labels
see here for case examples.
“Evidence is important, but perception matters”
Imagination is more important than knowledgeAlbert Einstein
see also services under Countryside Reconciliation
curiosity | tolerance | collaboration | pragmatism | humility | brave | psychology | synergy | integrity | authentic | independence
“The test of a first-rate intelligence is the ability to hold two opposed ideas in the mind at the same time and still retain the ability to function”F Scott Fitzgerald