Carolyn Penny

Carolyn Penny

Carolyn Penny

Email Address

Position or Title Senior Mediator

Professional Biography A mediator and facilitator for two decades, I bring a wealth of experience to the practice of environmental and public policy dispute resolution.  My style is to remain grounded in core concepts and principles (such as transparency and fairness) and flexible in the tools I use.  My clients have included private sector companies, community grassroots efforts, nonprofit organizations, and public sector agencies.  I have facilitated problem solving on a variety of issues including water use, transportation, land use, education, public health, the environment, and quality of life.  My experience includes mediation, facilitation of multi-stakeholder decision making, strategic and organizational planning, stakeholder input process design, training, issue framing, facilitation of public engagement processes, and analysis and writing.  From 2007-2009, I was co-chair of the Environmental and Public Policy Section of the Association for Conflict Resolution.  

City Davis

State California

Zip 95617

Phone 5306010728

Small Business Yes

GSA Schedule Provider No

Federal Employee No

Native Dispute Resolution Network No

Total Cases Last 10 Years 100

ECR Services Provided

Public Engagement/Public InputShasta-Scott Coho Salmon Recovery Team2009
Conflict/Situation AssessmentInland Central CA Collaborative PlanningAssessment2005
Strategic Planning for Collaboration or Conflict Resolution EffortInland Central CA Collaborative PlanningAssessment2005
Process DesignInland Central CA Collaborative PlanningAssessment2005
Mediation/Assisted NegotiationCalifornia Certified Agricultural Mediation Program
Facilitation of Collaboration or Conflict Resolution EffortBlue Ribbon Panel on Barotrauma

Case Experience by Subject Matter

Endangered Species and/or Critical HabitatShasta-Scott Coho Salmon Recovery Team2009
Ecosystem ManagementColusa Subreach Advisory Workgroup
Agricultural issuesCalifornia Certified Agricultural Mediation Program
Transportation Planning/Program ImplementationBlue Ribbon Panel on Barotrauma

Case Size

Cases involving 15 to 60 participantsShasta-Scott Coho Salmon Recovery Team2009
Cases involving more than 60 participantsInland Central CA Collaborative PlanningAssessment2005
Cases involving more than 3 but less than 15 participantsColusa Subreach Advisory Workgroup
Cases involving u00a03 or fewer participantsCalifornia Certified Agricultural Mediation Program

Case Jurisdiction/Scale

Multi-jurisdictionalShasta-Scott Coho Salmon Recovery Team2009
National or regionally significant casesInland Central CA Collaborative PlanningAssessment2005
Local/communityColusa Subreach Advisory Workgroup
StateCalifornia Certified Agricultural Mediation Program

Process Support Services

Meeting Support
Support ServiceCaseYear
Engagement of technical experts/third party science advisorsShasta-Scott Coho Salmon Recovery Team2009
Experience in a team of multiple ECR ProfessionalsInland Central CA Collaborative PlanningAssessment2005
Logistical and administrative support (organizing logistics for meetings, notetaking, etc.)California Certified Agricultural Mediation Program
Collaborative Technologies
Collaborative TechnologyCaseYear
Implementation Tools (e.g., content management tools, project management tools)Inland Central CA Collaborative PlanningAssessment2005
Project Websites (static, interactive, portals, etc.)California Certified Agricultural Mediation Program

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