Here’s a brief list of some representative clients. Let me know if you’d like to contact recent clients for references on my work.
- Canine Companions for Independence
- City of Springfield, Oregon
- Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde
- National Park Service, Padre Island National Seashore
- Multnomah County Department of Community Justice and the Federation of Parole and Probation Officers
- Friends of the Children
- Oregon Department of Education
- Strong Integrated Behavioral Health
- Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
- Eugene Water and Electric Board
- Fidelity National Title
- Kaiser Permanente
- Kenwood Winery
- Lane County Department of Youth Service
- Lane County, Oregon
- Lane County Psychologists’ Association
- Oregon Higher Education Coordinating Commission
- Oregon Housing and Community Services agency
- O’Reilly Media
- Regional Accelerator and Innovation Network
- St. Vincent de Paul
- Sutter Health
- Tsunami Books
- United Way
- University of Oregon
- US Department of Justice
- US Forest Service
- US Postal Service
- Wayfinding Academy
- White Bird Clinic
- Yolo County, California
“Working with Tim was a game-changer for our team of sales professionals. He was able to facilitate meaningful dialogue around the communication and interpersonal roadblocks our team faced, and helped us develop tools and rules to navigate these complex challenges more successfully. We were surprised and elated about how much progress we were able to make together in a relatively short amount of time. We look forward to continuing our work with Tim and couldn’t recommend him more highly.”
“Tim Hicks brings a high level of expertise in conflict resolution and organizational skill building. We benefited very much from his engagement with our group.”
“Over the years I utilized Tim’s strong services on several occasions at Canine Companions for Independence. Tim is a very capable facilitator and quick read who gets right down to business. In conflict management, he listens to all sides, cuts through the extraneous and creates a comfortable, non-combative atmosphere. I have recommended Tim to other NPO directors as I have high confidence in his process and output.”
“I contacted Mr. Hicks to work with my staff to develop a culture of trust and rapport after a series of events had caused some significant issues in those areas. Mr. Hicks spent four months listening to staff, providing a safe environment for those who expressed fear and distrust, and reached out to those at every level of the organization. With the information that he gathered, Mr. Hicks worked with management staff in developing an action plan. Throughout the process, Mr. Hicks was approachable, friendly, knowledgeable, and professional. He was also realistic in identifying what could and should be prioritized for change.”
Representative multi-party projects
Utility Pricing Structure Public Advisory Group Facilitation
Facilitated an EWEB Advisory Group comprised of a representative sample of members of the public to conduct a thorough assessment and analysis of options for revising the EWEB pricing structure, and produce recommendations (either consensus-supported or with majority/minority opinions) to the EWEB Board for adoption and implementation. To accomplish the goals, the group engaged in a joint fact-finding process by which the Committee members educated themselves on the technical, economic, and social dimensions of the topic and engaged in deliberations to explore possible zones of agreement on the design and implementation of pricing reform that would maximally satisfy the interests of the utility and the public. The process was successful in producing a set of recommendations for the EWEB board.
Municipal Rezoning Assessment
Conducted an assessment of a rezoning and development conflict in Eugene, OR, that produced a summary report and set of recommendations for convening a consensus-building process among the various interested parties.
Multi-party Feasibility Study
Facilitated a multi-party consensus-seeking project exploring the feasibility of developing a year-round public market in Eugene, OR, involving representatives from the City of Eugene, Lane County, the Eugene Farmer’s Market, the Eugene Saturday Market, Lane Community College, EWEB, and other interested parties.
Private Land Development Conflict
Facilitated a series of public involvement meetings to address a conflict over a development proposal for a very large tract of private land on Denman Island, BC, that had been clear-cut and over which there was great division in the community.
Shellfish Aquaculture Industry Development Proposal Negotiation
Facilitated a series of meetings on Cortez Island, BC, involving community leaders, industry representatives, and the Provincial Ministry of Forests, Lands, and Natural Resource Operations to address a contentious conflict over the proposed expansion of the local shellfish aquaculture industry.
Accessory Dwelling Zoning Regulation Proposal Advisory Group
Facilitated a series of bi-weekly meetings in a multi-party consensus-building process to develop an accessory dwelling regulation proposal for the local Islands Trust governmental jurisdiction on Denman Island, BC.
County Water Management Stakeholder Assessment
Conducted the Assessment Phase for water management negotiations in Yolo County, California, among County and Municipal elected officials and staff, environmental organizations, representatives of the agricultural community, the University of California at Davis, flood control, irrigation, and water conservation districts, and other interested parties. The recommendations made at the conclusion of the Assessment Phase were adopted by the elected officials in the County and a formal collaborative negotiation process was designed and implemented.
60-Nation Pacific Rim National Disaster Cross-Border Facilitation
Facilitated sessions at the Crowding the Rim conference held at Stanford University and co-sponsored by Stanford and the US Geological Survey. The conference brought together government officials, community leaders, environmentalists, international and local NGO senior staff, and corporate and banking leaders from over 60 nations around the Pacific Rim to address the challenges of effective cross-border and trans-jurisdictional response to natural disasters. Facilitation had to address variations in English fluency as well as cultural differences, including working a session that included representatives from China and Taiwan.
Rural Heritage Land Use Facilitation
Facilitated a large public meeting involving approximately 130 people addressing lessons learned and next steps for those interested and involved in the Rural Heritage Initiative, a land use initiative on the November 2000 election ballot in Sonoma County, California.
Transportation Policy Dialogue
Designed and facilitated a public dialogue sponsored by the Sierra Club and the League of Women Voters on the contentious debate within Sonoma County, California, on transportation policy and planning. The dialogue took place prior to elections that included three ballot measures on the transportation issues. The dialogue attracted wide public participation and included a panel representing both sides of the debate. It was televised live and was videotaped for later re-broadcast on the local public television station and the community public access television station.
As a result of the facilitation of this public process, invited to moderate a public presentation and discussion of the rail option as it related to the larger transportation issue. This event was held at the Santa Rosa Junior College in October 1998.
Tri-County Land Use and Management Dispute
Co-mediated negotiations to resolve a land use dispute among three California jurisdictions: the County of Napa, the City of Napa, and the City of American Canyon. The chief negotiators were two elected officials from each jurisdiction. The negotiation table included administrative and planning staff (city managers and county administrator and the planning directors) from each of the jurisdictions.