Carrie Bennett has over ten years of experience in public education and a Master’s Degree in Conflict and Dispute Resolution from the University of Oregon School of Law.
Carrie is fascinated with the ways that a good process (strong facilitation) brings out the best in teams while no process at all brings out the worst in those same individuals. Carrie LOVES collaborative processes but knows that it’s not enough to just put people in a room together. To get to the heart of issues that really matter, teams need structure and support.
Carrie’s past clients include federal agencies, city governments, labor unions, universities, school districts, nonprofits, and small businesses (see the testimonials in the footer!). A skilled trainer, Carrie has co-taught courses on collaborative governance and facilitation through Portland State University and guest lectures with the Center for Public Deliberation at Colorado State University in Fort Collins.
In addition to her paid practice, Carrie has volunteered as a community mediator and small claims court mediator in both Oregon and Colorado. Carrie has served on multiple nonprofit boards.
Outside of work, Carrie is an avid outdoors-woman, gardener, and backyard chicken enthusiast. She loves traveling and being reminded of ALL the different ways people of the world meet their needs. Carrie lives in Laramie, Wyoming with her husband Drew and son Jasper.