Juliana Birkhoff

Juliana Birkhoff

Juliana Birkhoff

Email Address jbirkhoff@ccp.csus.edu

Website http://www.csus.edu/ccp/

Position or Title Senior Facilitator Mediator

Professional Biography Juliana Birkhoff is an experienced mediator, facilitator, dispute resolution trainer, and scholar.  She combines her theoretical understanding, research experience, and group learning and collaboration skills to flexibly respond to complex group planning, problem solving and decision making challenges.  In her 17 years of experience as a mediator and facilitator, she has worked with federal, state, and local level government as well as consumer, community, grassroots, and public interest groups.  She has designed and conducted a variety of consensus-based multi-stakeholder dialogues, collaborative workshops, and decision focused processes designed to improve communications, develop group learning, conduct strategic planning, provide input into state or federal plans or policies, develop recommendations, or create consensus plans and policies.Dr. Birkhoff is an experienced trainer and teacher.  She has designed and conducted a wide variety of negotiation, collaboration, and conflict resolution trainings for non-profit, governmental agencies and advocacy groups.  At RESOLVE, she designed an innovative mentoring and coaching training program for managers and collaborative leaders.  Her training focuses on helping technical and scientific experts to work productively in collaborative processes and to expand the capacities of stakeholders, agency conflict resolution specialists, and collaborative leaders to handle team leadership, collaboration, and conflict resolution.

Address Line 1 815 S Street,

City Sacramento

State California

Zip 95811

Phone 916 341 3331

Small Business No

GSA Schedule Provider No

Federal Employee No

Native Dispute Resolution Network No

Total Cases Last 10 Years 30

ECR Services Provided

Strategic Planning for Collaboration or Conflict Resolution EffortMontgomery County Stormwater Strategies and Practices2009
Joint Fact Finding/Neutral EvaluationNew Brunswick Forest Collaborative2008
Public Engagement/Public InputFairfax County Watershed Management Planning2007
Policy DialoguesEndocrine Disruptors Methods Validation FACA2006
Process DesignFairfax County Stormwater Mediation2004
Mediation/Assisted NegotiationBankhead National Forest Mediation2003
Conflict/Situation AssessmentBankhead National Forest Mediation2003
Facilitation of Collaboration or Conflict Resolution EffortMichigan Water Policy Planning2002

Case Experience by Subject Matter

Climate ChangeClimate Health and Emergency Preparedness2013
Public HealthNational Environmental Partnership Council2011
Agricultural issuesUpper Chester River Showcase Watershed2010
MiningNewmont Mining Conflict Resolution Capacity Building2009
Recycling and/or ConservationUNEP Financing Options for Hazardous Chemicals and Wastes2009
Environmental HealthNational Conversation on Chemical Exposure Public Health2009
Endangered Species and/or Critical HabitatNew Brunswick Forest Collaborative2008
Archeological and/or Historic PreservationHistoric Preservation Advisory Panel2008
Watershed Management and/or PlanningFairfax County Watershed Management Planning2007
Pesticides and/or Toxic SubstancesChildren's Health Protection Federal Advisory Com.2004
Forest and Timber IssuesBankhead National Forest Mediation2003
Air Quality and/or Air PollutionCleveland Air Toxics Pilot Program Evaluation2001

Type of Public Decision

Siting and ConstructionNewmont Mining Conflict Resolution Capacity Building2009
License and permit issuanceMontgomery County Stormwater Strategies and Practices2009
Compliance and enforcement actionU.S. EPA Deterrence and Compliance Assistance Workshop2008
PlanningWinnipeg Manitoba Regional Collaboration2007
RulemakingEndocrine Disruptors Methods Validation FACA2006
Policy developmentChildren's Health Protection Federal Advisory Com.2004
Implementation/monitoring agreementsBankhead National Forest Mediation2003

Case Size

Cases involving more than 3 but less than 15 participantsEnvironmental Health Coalition2008
Cases involving more than 60 participantsWhite House Conference On Cooperative Conservation2005
Cases involving 15 to 60 participantsLouisiana Comprehensive Coastal Ecosystem Restoration2003

Case Jurisdiction/Scale

Large landscape scaleChesapeake Bay Treasured Landscape Initiative2010
InternationalNewmont Mining Conflict Resolution Capacity Building2009
IntergovernmentalUNEP Financing Options for Hazardous Chemicals and Wastes2009
InteragencyHistoric Preservation Advisory Panel2008
Multi-jurisdictionalWinnipeg Manitoba Regional Collaboration2007
National or regionally significant casesEndocrine Disruptors Methods Validation FACA2006
Local/communityFairfax County Stormwater Mediation2004
StateLouisiana Comprehensive Coastal Ecosystem Restoration2003

Process Support Services

Meeting Support
Support ServiceCaseYear
Logistical and administrative support (organizing logistics for meetings, notetaking, etc.)Healthy Schools Network2011
Engagement of technical experts/third party science advisorsEndocrine Disruptors Methods Validation FACA2006
Experience in a team of multiple ECR ProfessionalsWhite House Conference On Cooperative Conservation2005
Collaborative Technologies
Collaborative TechnologyCaseYear
Project Websites (static, interactive, portals, etc.)National Conversation on Chemical Exposure Public Health2009
Visualization Tools (e.g., electronic maps, flyover video simulations, geographic information systems, digital storytelling)New Brunswick Forest Collaborative2008
Engagement/Communication Tools (e.g., polling tools, social media, collaborative document production, video conferencing, webinars, ideation tools)New Brunswick Forest Collaborative2008
Implementation Tools (e.g., content management tools, project management tools)Children's Health Protection Federal Advisory Com.2004
Evaluation and Monitoring Tools (e.g., electronic survey tools, dashboards)Cleveland Air Toxics Pilot Program Evaluation2001

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