Multi-stakeholder collaboration

Multi-stakeholder collaboration

Engaging diverse stakeholders in productive discussion is never easy. Our skills ensure better conversations.

What is multi-stakeholder dialogue?
Why are multi-stakeholder groups so challenging?
What practices are most helpful for working with multi-stakeholder groups?

Professional facilitation helps multi-stakeholder groups get better outcomes.

About Us

Parsons Dialogue is based in Calgary, Canada, serving clients across North America. We design and facilitate strategic processes that help teams collaborate with clarity and confidence.

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When people who represent different groups and organizations come together, they bring different perspectives and, sometimes, conflicting interests. 

Effective multi-stakeholder dialogue helps participants from diverse backgrounds discuss complex problems and find mutually acceptable solutions.

Multi-stakeholder groups have complex relationships and, to collaborate effectively, they need an opportunity to share their observations, experiences and perspectives. When we plan multi-stakeholder events, we design processes that build mutual understanding and get results.

What we do

When we plan and facilitate workshops for multi-stakeholder groups, we create a detailed plan. Our step-by-step approach includes:

Clarifying your goals: When we start your project, we begin by helping you define the purpose and desired outcomes for your multi-stakeholder process. 

Understanding the interests of stakeholders: Through interviews and pre-meetings, we build relationships with stakeholders so that we can better understand their interests and concerns.

Creating a strategy for dialogue: Using our skills and experience in facilitation, we design an approach with activities that engage stakeholders in open, productive discussions.

Planning and facilitating the discussions: We touch every detail of your event -- location, meeting logistics, and agendas to host our carefully designed workshops and activities. 

Documenting the group’s conclusions: After your event, we prepare reports and presentations that share the participants’ insights using their words

Addressing conflict proactively: Throughout the process, we help you anticipate and address potential points of conflict before they compromise the trust you’ve built.

Why Parsons Dialogue?

  • Professional facilitators certified by the International Association of Facilitators
  • Decades of experience designing complex, multi-stakeholder engagements
  • Proven track record with complex topics and conflicted groups 

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