Meridian Institute helps decision makers and diverse stakeholders solve some of society's most contentious public policy issues. Meridian's professional mediators offer: Expert process design and facilitation Understanding of and experience with policy development and implementation Ongoing working relationships with diverse stakeholders In-depth substantive understanding of issues associated with the integration of environmental, economic and social priorities. For over twenty years, Meridian Institute professionals have brought objectivity, process expertise, substantive knowledge, trust and patience to our projects. As neutral third parties, we design problem-solving processes, applying proven strategies and techniques to highly controversial public policy issues. We also aid parties in settling site- and issue-specific disputes. Our practical approach often results in unlikely parties forging new partnerships and unique alliances. In our projects, we work with all involved parties to create the right conditions for creative, practical solutions, and mutually beneficial agreements that can be effectively implemented. Above all, Meridian stands for impartiality, integrity, inclusiveness and respect for differences. We bring these values to processes that connect people to solve problems and make informed decisions in three major areas: Multi-Party Problem Solving, Strategy Assessment and Planning, and Leadership in the Theory and Practice of Collaboration.