Consensus Building Institute (CBI)
The Consensus Building Institute (CBI) is a not-for-profit organization created by leading practitioners and theory builders in the fields of negotiation and dispute resolution. CBI works with leaders, advocates, experts, and communities to promote effective negotiations, build consensus, and resolve conflicts.
CBI staff are senior professionals who provide training, facilitation, mediation, assessment and research services to clients on local, national, and international negotiations and collaborations. CBI professionals engage diverse stakeholders and assist them to identify shared goals, manage conflicts, and build productive working relationships in which participants achieve their goals and more.
The organization has created a series of adaptation simulation exercises, including flood risk management, heatwaves, and water allocation and use. They employ a number of decision-making tools, such as scenario planning, adaptive management, joint fact-finding, and collaborative management tools to support their collaborative-based approach to moving clients from the science to actual policy decisions.