Michael Hughes

Michael Hughes

Michael Hughes

Email Address mike@hughes-collaboration.com

Website http://www.hughes-collaboration.com

Position or Title President

Professional Biography I specialize in public policy decision making, stakeholder and public engagement, collaboration and conflict resolution. I have 20 years' experience as a convener, facilitator and consensus builder in complex environmental cases.  I have conducted regulatory negotiations, policy dialogues, and site-specific mediations on subjects that include NEPA,  land use, transportation, energy, climate adaptation, resource development, wildlife refuge planning, water quality, Clean Air Act implementation, nuclear weapons site cleanup, and Superfund cleanup. In addition, I have successfully conducted public involvement efforts in conjunction with policy-making processes, blending consensus building and public input.  As a trainer, I have designed and delivered training in conflict resolution, consensus building, negotiation and communication in the context of complex environmental and public-policy disputes for clients in the private and public sectors.I can also serve as an effective facilitator for the a wide array of meetings, including information exchange meetings, public involvement meetings, planning sessions, goal setting retreats and other meetings that don't require conflict resolution and mediation.I am able to adapt a well-practiced problem solving process to the individual needs of the client and the stakeholder group.

Address Line 1 40 South Bellaire Street

City Denver

State Colorado

Zip 80246

Phone (303) 941-8010

Small Business Yes

GSA Schedule Provider No

Federal Employee No

Native Dispute Resolution Network No

Total Cases Last 10 Years 35

ECR Services Provided

Facilitation of Collaboration or Conflict Resolution EffortNational Advisory Committee - Forest Planning Rule Implementation2012
Process DesignHuerfano County Community Forum2012
Strategic Planning for Collaboration or Conflict Resolution EffortThe World Bank u2013 Project-based Environmental Dispute Resolution Mechanisms2010
Conflict/Situation AssessmentFour Forests Restoration Initiative2009
Joint Fact Finding/Neutral EvaluationNuclear Power Joint Fact Finding2007
Mediation/Assisted NegotiationSt Croix River Crossing2004
Public Engagement/Public InputRocky Flats National Wildlife Refuge2004
Policy DialoguesEPA Children's Health Advisory Committee2002
Regulatory NegotiationsOzone Reduction Stakeholder Negotiations2001

Case Experience by Subject Matter

Environmental Enforcement and PermittingClean Air Act Mediation - Confidential2013
Ecosystem ManagementNational Advisory Committee - Forest Planning Rule Implementation2012
Environmental Planning (e.g., NEPA, Forest plans, travel mgmt., resource mgmt.)National Advisory Committee - Forest Planning Rule Implementation2012
Coastal Zone and/or Marine Management IssuesMarine Mammals and Sound Workshop2010
Climate ChangeNuclear Power Joint Fact Finding2007
Energy Issues (Including Transmission, u00a0Development and Conservation Issues)Nuclear Power Joint Fact Finding2007
Cross-cultural IssuesHells Canyon Dam Relicensing2006
Archeological and/or Historic PreservationSt Croix River Crossing2004
Transportation and Urban Infrastructure GeneralSt Croix River Crossing2004
Endangered Species and/or Critical HabitatRocky Flats National Wildlife Refuge2004
Environmental HealthEPA Children's Health Advisory Committee2002
Air Quality and/or Air PollutionOzone Reduction Stakeholder Negotiations2001

Type of Public Decision

License and permit issuanceHells Canyon Dam Relicensing2006
Siting and ConstructionSt Croix River Crossing2004
Compliance and enforcement actionSilver Creek Watershed Remediation2002
PlanningJobs-to-Population Task Force, Boulder,CO2002
Policy developmentFluoride Technical Study Group, Ft.Collins, CO2002
RulemakingOzone Reduction Stakeholder Negotiations2001
Implementation/monitoring agreementsShattuck Cleanup, Citizen Advisory Group2000

Case Size

Cases involving u00a03 or fewer participantsClean Air Act Mediation - Confidential2013
Cases involving 15 to 60 participantsNational Advisory Committee - Forest Planning Rule Implementation2012
Cases involving more than 3 but less than 15 participantsLowry Range Conservation2008
Cases involving more than 60 participantsOzone Reduction Stakeholder Negotiations2001

Case Jurisdiction/Scale

InteragencyEndangered Species Act - Federal/State Joint Task Force2013
National or regionally significant casesNational Advisory Committee - Forest Planning Rule Implementation2012
Tribal governmentHells Canyon Dam Relicensing2006
Multi-jurisdictionalSt Croix River Crossing2004
IntergovernmentalSt Croix River Crossing2004
StateSilver Creek Watershed Remediation2002
Local/communityJobs-to-Population Task Force, Boulder,CO2002

Process Support Services

Meeting Support
Support ServiceCaseYear
Logistical and administrative support (organizing logistics for meetings, notetaking, etc.)Huerfano County Community Forum2012
Experience in a team of multiple ECR ProfessionalsNuclear Power Joint Fact Finding2007
Engagement of technical experts/third party science advisorsFluoride Technical Study Group, Ft.Collins, CO2002
Collaborative Technologies
Collaborative TechnologyCaseYear
Project Websites (static, interactive, portals, etc.)National Advisory Committee - Forest Planning Rule Implementation2012
Implementation Tools (e.g., content management tools, project management tools)National Advisory Committee - Forest Planning Rule Implementation2012
Engagement/Communication Tools (e.g., polling tools, social media, collaborative document production, video conferencing, webinars, ideation tools)Four Forests Restoration Initiative2009
Visualization Tools (e.g., electronic maps, flyover video simulations, geographic information systems, digital storytelling)St Croix River Crossing2004

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