Stacie Nicole Smith

Stacie Nicole Smith

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Associate Managing Director and Senior Mediator, Consensus Building Institute
National Charrette Institute



Stacie Nicole Smith is the associate managing director and a senior mediator at the Consensus Building Institute, where she has more than 18 years of experience as a mediator, facilitator, coach, trainer, and researcher on a broad range of public issues in the U.S. and internationally. She is also a guest instructor for NCI training programs.

Areas of Focus

Smith’s work includes assessment, facilitation and mediation of multi-sector community and national stakeholder dialogues, disputes and collaborations; training and curriculum design for international, national and local government entities, NGOs and schools; and research and writing on collaboration on public policy issues. She specializes in facilitating highly complex and contentious multi-party disputes around substantively challenging technical issues, where identities, values and interests intertwine. She brings substantive expertise in environment issues (land use, water, energy), historic and cultural resources, tribal and indigenous peoples, and education.  

Exemplary Projects

  • Isle Royale National Park Non-Tribal Section 106 Consultation Process
  • Cape Cod 208 Area-Wide Water Quality Plan Update
  • Mass DEP Wind Turbine Noise Technical Advisory Group
  • Reporting Guidance for Palm Oil Commitments
  • No Child Left Behind Facilities and Construction Negotiated Rulemaking
  • Workable Peace Curriculum Development and Training. 

Education and Affiliations

Smith is a member of the Environment and Public Policy Section and the Education Section of the Association for Conflict Resolution (ACR) and is listed on the U.S. Institute for Environmental Conflict Resolution’s National Roster of Environmental Dispute Resolution and Consensus Building Professionals, as well as the roster of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the U.S. Department of Interior, and the Massachusetts Office of Public Collaboration. She has served as adjunct professor at the University of Massachusetts Boston, and guest lectures in courses at Tufts University, Harvard Law School, and for the National Charrette Institute. Smith holds a B.A. from Brown University and a M.A. from Columbia University Teachers College.