Carolyna Smiley-Marquez

Carolyna Smiley-Marquez

Carolyna Smiley-Marquez

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Position or Title President, ADR Professional

Professional Biography My philosophy is that, given time, respect and support, people and groups move toward resolution. As a Native American, I understand that there are multi-generational conflicts, historical trauma and unrightable wrongs that can be amended only through forgiveness.  Change in dynamics, however small, can make a difference. In the past decade, I have provided over 4,000 hours of intervention services for government and quasi-governmental agencies, businesses and organizations, families and individuals, including: 1) multi-party facilitation for alternatives selection for highway/street improvement; 2) facilitation of large/community and working groups for impact study for multi-modal station; 3) environmental work group/organizational assessment and facilitation; 4) work group and team conflict resolution; 5) union-management conflict resolution; 6) neighborhood and commercial dispute assessment and resolution; 7) community violence impact remediation; 8) counseling and resolution in discrimination cases; 9) child-family investigation; 10) renter/landlord mediation; 11) consumer/business mediation; 12) property owner/construction mediation; 13) student/student conflict mediation and 14) neighborhood development impact remediation. I bring expertise in communications, cross-cultural and gender/gender diversity communication, diversity dynamics, discrimination theory and practice, organizational assessment of dynamics, leadership coaching, training, and public speaking. With Native American Rights Fund organized a multi-national meeting on the historical and contemporary psychological and cultural impact of boarding schools on Native people.

Address Line 1 1914 Harvard Street

City Longmont

State Colorado

Zip 80503

Phone 303-772-1714

Small Business Yes

GSA Schedule Provider Yes

Federal Employee No

Native Dispute Resolution Network Yes

Total Cases Last 10 Years 22

ECR Services Provided

Process DesignCasey Foundation & Indian Child Welfare Working Group2012
Strategic Planning for Collaboration or Conflict Resolution EffortCity of Castle Pines and Castle Pines Metropolitan District2012
Joint Fact Finding/Neutral EvaluationBureau of Reclamation2012
Public Engagement/Public InputJefferson Street Project2010
Policy DialoguesIndian Tribal Organizations2010
Conflict/Situation AssessmentBureau of Reclamation: Sedimentation & Hydrolics2008
Mediation/Assisted NegotiationBureau of Reclamation: Shasta Dam2006
Facilitation of Collaboration or Conflict Resolution EffortDenver Union Multi-Modal Transportation Center EIS2004

Case Experience by Subject Matter

Water Management, Allocation, RightsCity of Castle Pines and Castle Pines Metropolitan District2012
Land Use, Growth Management, Sustainable DevelopmentCity of Castle Pines and Castle Pines Metropolitan District2012
Environmental HealthEnvironmental Protection Agency BIA Schools2012
Public lands issues Including use and AccessIndian Tribal Organizations2010
Native American, Alaska Native, Native Hawaiu2019ian IssuesIndian Tribal Organizations2010
Cross-cultural IssuesBureau of Reclamation: Shasta Dam2006
Water issues GeneralBureau of Reclamation: Shasta Dam2006
Transportation Planning/Program ImplementationDenver Union Multi-Modal Transportation Center EIS2004
Transportation and Urban Infrastructure GeneralDenver Union Multi-Modal Transportation Center EIS2004
Radioactivity (Waste, Substances, Storage, Leakage, Transport)Rocky Flats Decommissioning2004

Type of Public Decision

Policy developmentCasey Foundation & Indian Child Welfare Working Group2012
PlanningJefferson Street Project2010
Implementation/monitoring agreementsDenver Union Multi-Modal Transportation Center EIS2004

Case Size

Cases involving more than 3 but less than 15 participantsDenver Half Way House & Neighborhoods2010
Cases involving 15 to 60 participantsJefferson Street Project2010
Cases involving more than 60 participantsDenver Union Multi-Modal Transportation Center EIS2004

Case Jurisdiction/Scale

Tribal governmentCasey Foundation & Indian Child Welfare Working Group2012
Multi-jurisdictionalJefferson Street Project2010
InteragencyJefferson Street Project2010
StateColorado Department of Transportation MOU2010
Local/communityCities of Aurora, Commerce City & Mile High Racing2010
Large landscape scaleBureau of Reclamation: Sedimentation & Hydrolics2008
National or regionally significant casesDenver Union Multi-Modal Transportation Center EIS2004
IntergovernmentalDenver Union Multi-Modal Transportation Center EIS2004

Process Support Services

Meeting Support
Support ServiceCaseYear
Logistical and administrative support (organizing logistics for meetings, notetaking, etc.)Colorado Department of Transportation MOU2010
Engagement of technical experts/third party science advisorsJefferson Street Project2010
Experience in a team of multiple ECR ProfessionalsDenver Union Multi-Modal Transportation Center EIS2004
Collaborative Technologies
Collaborative TechnologyCaseYear
Evaluation and Monitoring Tools (e.g., electronic survey tools, dashboards)Casey Foundation & Indian Child Welfare Working Group2012
Decision Analysis/Decision Support/Modeling (e.g., spatial analysis, multi-criteria discussion support, scenario planning, charettes)Jefferson Street Project2010
Implementation Tools (e.g., content management tools, project management tools)Colorado Department of Transportation MOU2010
Engagement/Communication Tools (e.g., polling tools, social media, collaborative document production, video conferencing, webinars, ideation tools)Denver Union Multi-Modal Transportation Center EIS2004
Visualization Tools (e.g., electronic maps, flyover video simulations, geographic information systems, digital storytelling)Denver Union Multi-Modal Transportation Center EIS2004

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