Our Mission is Simple:
Empowering Leaders Around the World to Collaborate, Negotiate, and Resolve Conflict

We empower stakeholders — public and private, government and community — to resolve issues, reach better, more durable agreements and build stronger relationships.

The Consensus Building Institute (CBI) is a not-for-profit organization founded in 1993 by leading practitioners and theory builders in the fields of negotiation and dispute resolution. Our experts bring decades of experience brokering agreements and building collaboration in complex, high-stakes environments.

We're proud of our successes, and we share our approach with others through partnership, research, and teaching at the Program on Negotiation at Harvard Law School, MIT, and other leading institutions.