Maro Zagoras

Maro Zagoras

Maro Zagoras

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Position or Title President, Desired Outcomes Inc.

Professional Biography I have spent the past 10 years facilitating multi-party conflicts as a third party neutral. I specialize in non-profit and government issues and assist my clients with facilitation, leadership development training and strategic planning.  With my varied and extensive experience, I am adept at designing unique and effective processes to get a group where they want to go.  In addition, I have developed numerous models and approaches that enhance a group's effectiveness after I have gone. I am pushing the envelope in designing effective and practical ways to run public land use meetings.  I developed this training after serving as a Planning and Zoning Commissioner for 3.5 years(and frankly being frustrated by the slow processes).  This training has now helped several Colorado communities improve their efficiency.My style is very versatile.  I have worked with small rural communities, statewide initiatives and on the national level.People have appreciated my style of effectively moving through the substance of a meeting while also honoring the procedural needs of a group.  I am not described as a fluffy, touchy- feely facilitator but rather am often referred to as a "personable taskmaster" who makes meetings more enjoyable because they are productive, on time, on task, and fun.

Address Line 1 807 Warren landing

City Fort Collins

State Colorado

Zip 80525

Phone 970-215-4646

Small Business Yes

GSA Schedule Provider No

Federal Employee No

Native Dispute Resolution Network No

Total Cases Last 10 Years 400

ECR Services Provided

Conflict/Situation AssessmentThompson Divide Creek Coalition2011
Policy DialoguesHealthcare Reform and environmental based health2010
Facilitation of Collaboration or Conflict Resolution EffortColorado Healthcare Policy and Finance2010
Process DesignGrowth Summit2003
Public Engagement/Public InputCSU Oil and Gas2002
Regulatory NegotiationsCSU Oil and Gas2002
Strategic Planning for Collaboration or Conflict Resolution EffortMoab Comprehensive Plan2002
Mediation/Assisted NegotiationRoaring Fork Railroad Holding Authority1999

Case Experience by Subject Matter

Public HealthColorado Healthcare Policy and Finance2010
Endangered Species and/or Critical HabitatGMUG Instream Flow2003
Environmental Planning (e.g., NEPA, Forest plans, travel mgmt., resource mgmt.)GMUG Instream Flow2003
Watershed Management and/or PlanningGMUG Instream Flow2003
Oil and Gas ProductionCSU Oil and Gas2002
Energy Issues (Including Transmission, u00a0Development and Conservation Issues)CSU Oil and Gas2002
Cross-cultural IssuesMoab Comprehensive Plan2002
Transportation and Urban Infrastructure GeneralRoaring Fork Railroad Holding Authority1999
Agricultural issuesNW Colorado Resource Conversation District1999
Resource ManagementNW Colorado Resource Conversation District1999
Land Use, Growth Management, Sustainable DevelopmentSilt Planning and Zoning Commission1999
FloodplainSilt Planning and Zoning Commission1999

Type of Public Decision

RulemakingColorado Healthcare Policy and Finance2010
Implementation/monitoring agreementsColorado Healthcare Policy and Finance2010
PlanningMoab Comprehensive Plan2002
Policy developmentDurango Planning and Zoning2000

Case Size

Cases involving more than 3 but less than 15 participantsThompson Divide Creek Coalition2011
Cases involving 15 to 60 participantsGMUG Instream Flow2003
Cases involving more than 60 participantsMoab Comprehensive Plan2002

Case Jurisdiction/Scale

StateColorado Healthcare Policy and Finance2010
IntergovernmentalColorado Healthcare Policy and Finance2010
National or regionally significant casesGMUG Instream Flow2003
Local/communitySnowmass Village Council and Planning and Zoning Commission2001
Multi-jurisdictionalRoaring Fork Railroad Holding Authority1999
InteragencyPublic Health1992

Process Support Services

Meeting Support
Support ServiceCaseYear
Logistical and administrative support (organizing logistics for meetings, notetaking, etc.)Colorado Healthcare Policy and Finance2010
Experience in a team of multiple ECR ProfessionalsGMUG Instream Flow2003
Engagement of technical experts/third party science advisorsGMUG Instream Flow2003
Collaborative Technologies
Collaborative TechnologyCaseYear
Engagement/Communication Tools (e.g., polling tools, social media, collaborative document production, video conferencing, webinars, ideation tools)Healthcare Reform and environmental based health2010
Decision Analysis/Decision Support/Modeling (e.g., spatial analysis, multi-criteria discussion support, scenario planning, charettes)Roaring Fork Railroad Holding Authority1999

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