Technical Assistance, Consensus Building &
GERI subcontract to not-for-profit Sustainable Community Development Group,
Inc. GERI supports the
Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies and the Poverty Race
and Research Action Council in planning and implementing the New
Orleans Area Health Disparities Initiative (NOHDI).
GERI managed the
multi-stakeholder planning committee and the consensus planning
process, including recruitment, communications, New Orleans planning
meetings, facilitation, and meeting logistics.
is directing NOHDI conference planning
for the June 2006 New Orleans conference including
invitations, speakers, participants, outreach, facilitation,
materials, conference logistics and proceedings.
delivered strategic planning technical assistance to and facilitated the Board of
Directors and staff strategic planning meeting for the national
Healthy Schools Network. Services included analysis, survey
development, interviews, preparation of strategic planning and
assessment documents and consensus process to prioritize activities
concerning membership development, programs and evaluation, a
five-year plan and coalition building.
and facilitated the consensus process for Summit 2010 for the
Coalition to End Childhood Lead Poisoning in Baltimore, MD. Summit
2010, December 5-10, 2005, convened elected officials, governmental
officials, policymakers, leading nonprofit organizations and legal
groups, communities, faith-based organizations, landlords,
developers and technical experts on lead poisoning and abatement.
GERIís team delivered a
Summit that engaged public and private sector multi-stakeholders in
a consensus building process on state-wide priorities and action
plans in the State of Maryland including financing, liability,
environmental and health issues, and capacity building to enhance
services delivery in circumstances involving lead contamination.
managed the Ford Foundationís commission of authors and papers and
provided technical assistance on organizational and leadership
development in the environmental justice field.
GERI managed the commission
of papers and interdisciplinary authors on selected topics relevant
to organizational and leadership development directed editing,
executed and administered contracts, and paid honoraria.
GERI advised the Delaware
Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC) on
chartering a statewide, multi-stakeholder Community Involvement
Advisory Committee to provide direction on integrating communities
and Tribes into decision-making on environmental policy, regulatory
and enforcement priorities. GERI
supported DNRECís eighteen-month strategic planning effort
and the Committee, developed the Committee report on research,
policy and activities, and facilitated monthly Committee meetings in
locations throughout the State.
GERI provided expert facilitation
to the Organic Trade Association on legislative strategies to
promote organic in 2003 Congressional, U.S. Department of
Agriculture and international policy initiatives. The meeting
involved Association staff and members including manufacturers,
processors, supermarkets, dairies, large and small-scale farms, and
GERI teamed to develop and
design two national DOE stakeholder public participation workshops
on inter-site transportation and disposal of nuclear materials and
waste policies. GERI conducted
national outreach to promote policy involvement by community groups,
Tribes and grassroots organizations and facilitated workshops.
provided technical assistance and analytical support to advance
strategic public policy partnerships between civil rights groups,
environmental and environmental justice organizations and Native
American communities. Collaborating with the George Washington
University Center on Sustainability & Regional Growth,
GERI facilitated key
organizations in organizing a working framework that supports
collective legal and policy initiatives, litigation and advocacy
including Title VI. GERI
prepared the 2002 national consensus policy strategy.