A brave new way to improve trust in the environmental sector, find space for conversations, open up lines of environmental dialogue, engage in critical thinking, broker conversations to facilitate action.
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 ‘interested parties’ for principled (mutual gain) via disruptively creative dialogue using ‘learned conversation’
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 over 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.”
It origins come from foreign policy as per this article (here’s a take on it via Wiki). My specialist input from over 25 years of experience of environmental issues can help unlock fresh ways to undertake dialogue.
“Your focus on bringing together competing ideologies in the land management sector is refreshing and unique”a land manager
see here for case examples.
Curator, convenor, moderator
Curating an event is just as important as moderating them! Reaching out to those who need to be in the room helps shape the dialogue. The shape of the room and chair layout, supply of roving audience mics and briefing panellists beforehand can all make a huge difference in how the event unfolds.
In Feb I moderated an international scientific conference on migratory fish in Southampton, in April a global conference on wildlife and hunting in Paris, in June a national event on wildfire in south Wales and upcoming in September, a discussion space on enviro-rural matters in north Wales.
“Evidence is important, but perception matters”
Chairing your own meeting is hard work! Let me take the strain to free you up to actively participate without having to keep time or deal with rambling questions from the floor.
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