Re-Examination: Montbello High School Redesign

The more we learn about Trust-Based Relational Intervention® (TBRI) practices at Clermont Eliot, the more we’re seeing how they played a key role in our previous civic engagement successes. This overview examines a recent project, the management of civic engagement efforts for the redesign of Denver’s Montbello High School, through the TBRI lens.

This Meeting Should’ve Been An Interview

For many of us, really working through our thoughts and feelings about an issue, and remaining focused enough to do so, is NOT something we feel comfortable doing in a room of strangers.

Avoiding Expertise Impairment

Teams can be so knowledgable about something that it effectively skews their understanding of how the rest of us relate to that topic. That creates risk for public engagement.

We Helped Amend A Constitution With…3:10 to Yuma (County)

In rural Colorado as in many parts of the U.S., there's a social construct that honesty is absolute, that your word is your bond and a handshake is more binding than a contract.

Warnings of an Attention Market Meltdown

With some uncomfortable similarities to the 2008 financial crisis, the digital advertising marketplace requires caution.

Talk or Walk: Resisting A Media Maelstrom

The pull of our emotions makes exiting a negative media situation difficult.

We Helped Amend A Constitution With…Op-Eds

Narrative control plus broad exposure is a communicator's dream. It's time to reconsider the op-ed.