Environment & Natural Resources

Facilitation, Mediation and Meeting Management

Abt Associates provides facilitation, mediation, and meeting and event management.
Our staff—which includes trained facilitators, mediators, and meeting planners—believes the key to effective meetings and outcomes starts with developing clear and achievable objectives.
To help clients accomplish their mission as well as execute shorter-term engagement efforts, Abt supports multi-year strategic planning, capacity building initiatives, and meetings of all sizes—from 5 people to 500. Our services include decision management, negotiation services, and all logistics for large-scale conferences. Our meeting planning services include agenda development, site selection, vendor management, communications and marketing, website development, registration management, and on-site support. Consistent with our corporate commitment to environmental sustainability, Abt Associates plans “green” meetings for EPA and other federal clients.
Abt also offers extensive experience in scientific peer review process, focus groups, and stakeholder engagement. Our facilitators are trained in the nuances of supporting collaboration and interactions with a wide range of stakeholders, from public hearings to Advisory Groups under the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA).
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  • 2014 and 2012 Toxics Release Inventory National Training Conferences for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
  • Logistical support for “Employment Impacts of Environmental Regulation Workshop” for the EPA’s National Center for Environmental Economics (NCEE)
  • Technical and logistical support for “Workshop on Analytical Methods for Assessing the Environmental Justice Implications of Environmental Regulations” for NCEE
  • Technical and logistical support for “Train the Trainer” Workshops on EPA’s Tribal New Source Review Rule
  • Conference support for the “First National Expert and Stakeholder Workshop on Water Infrastructure Sustainability and Adaptation to Climate Change” for the EPA
  • Conference support for “Best Practices in Regulatory Development” for the EPA Office of Policy
    Facilitation of planning retreats for EPA offices, divisions, and branches
  • Policy Development Workshops for U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Levee Safety Policy and Procedures Team

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