Is your organization or group collaborating effectively? Can you improve the way you work with others? Are your current consensus building techniques and institutional arrangements effective? CBI engages in leading-edge research and evaluation to answer these questions and more. We do not conduct outsider-driven, academic studies but instead conduct practical, interactive, participant-driven studies to determine what works — and what doesn’t. And when collaboration, negotiation, and consensus building techniques and practices are implemented, we help clients determine how to measure outcomes and use their findings to further advance objectives and goals.

CBI practitioners use a range of tools to gather feedback and data, including:

  • Web-based surveys
  • 360-degree assessments
  • In-depth confidential interviews
  • Careful reviews of bylaws and other governance documents

CBI effectively engages stakeholders in:

  • Multiple rounds of goal setting
  • Data collection
  • Analysis
  • Reflection
  • Practical problem solving

CBI's findings are provided in several formats, including:

  • Spreadsheets
  • Reports
  • Technical charts and graphics
  • Fact sheets
  • PowerPoint presentations
  • Manuals
  • Newsletters
  • Online