THE SCI APPROACH

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Our Key Values:

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COLLABORATIONCOLLABORATIONCOMPETING PARTIES WORKING TO ACHIEVE CONSENSUS ON A COMMON ISSUE.

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EMPOWERMENTEMPOWERMENTINDIVIDUALS FROM ALL SECTORS FEEL FREE TO FULLY PARTICIPATE IN THE PROCESS.

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FLEXIBILITYFLEXIBILITYADAPTING TO THE CIRCUMSTANCES OF THE SITUATION THAT ALLOWS FOR THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCCESSFUL OUTCOMES.

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INVENTIONINVENTIONSTARTING WITH A "BLANK" SHEET OF PAPER MAXIMIZES THE POSSIBILITIES OF UNIQUE AND LOCALLY-DESIGNED STRATEGIES.

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SHARED RESPONSIBILITYSHARED RESPONSIBILITYONCE CONSENSUS IS REACHED, ALL PARTIES AGREE TO WORK FOR COMMUNITY-WIDE IMPLEMENTATION.

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TRANSFORMATIONTRANSFORMATIONNO TEMPORARY SOLUTIONS; DEDICATION TO ACHIEVING LONG-LASTING RESULTS.

 

Collaboration is easy until it comes to real money, or sharing power, or dividing other resources. Successful outcomes often depend on creating and maintaining strong linkages. Local governments, civic organizations, and not-for-profits hire Strategic Community Intervention LLC when they have reached an impasse over how to address community problems and conflicts.

SIC works with community institutions, leaders and involved citizens to change conflict to collaboration. We guide multiple stakeholders beyond competition and conflict, to identify solutions with shared responsibilities and transformative and sustainable outcomes. Our process has been battle-tested and found to be highly effective. 

These values become milestones for participants. However, our process is fluid and does not utilize a rigid or formulaic approach. SCI operates from the premise that each project has its own history and will evolve according to the needs of each particular community and context.

Our approach addresses the conditions that led to the original problem or conflict. It builds the capacity of stakeholders to engage with one another productively in a sustained and effective manner, whether at the policy or program level.

When you engage our firm, you know that we will move expeditiously to resolve your problem. Protecting your most precious assets – your time, money and reputation – is of utmost concern. These are the things most at risk when the wrong decisions are made, so our objective is to become involved early in the decision making process to help prevent a negative outcome. We are guided by the ancient adage:

"AN OUNCE OF PREVENTION IS WORTH A POUND OF CURE"