Bruce Jacobson

My Clients

What They Say

Bruce is great at helping disparate groups find common ground. He skillfully gets parties to say what’s most important to them.

Kathy Abbott, President and CEO, Boston Harbor Now

Bruce’s thorough preparation and his ability to listen, summarize, and allow all participants the opportunity to be heard has been an essential component of our group’s successes.

Jim Vekasi, Building Planning Committee Chair, Southwest Harbor (Maine) Public Library

I want to compliment Bruce on being an excellent listener on top of being an excellent speaker. I find it fascinating that that man can sit and listen to the comments, arguments, and so on, and most of the time from the arguments he goes right to the charts and puts it all down in order and it makes sense.

Claude “Blackie” Cyr, Member, Maine Acadian Culture Preservation Commission (former)

Parks/Historic Sites

Through my facilitation and planning consultancy I’ve helped groups get results for parks and historic sites.

Other Clients

Through my facilitation and planning consultancy I’ve helped the following other groups get results.

  • Town of Bar Harbor, Maine – Facilitated public forum on municipal budgeting.
  • Boston Facilitators Roundtable – Supported year-long facilitators’ community-of-practice.
  • College of the Atlantic –
    • Conducted community outreach about the health of trees on Mount Desert Island.
    • Taught semester course, Saving America’s Special Places: The National Park Service
  • Ducks Unlimited – Analyzed national land conservation program potential.
  • Lavender Country & Folk Dancers –Facilitated board of directors strategic planning weekend retreat.
  • Maine Watch Institute – Researched innovative land conservation techniques in New England.
  • Museum of Science, Boston –
    • Facilitated Climate Intervention citizen forum.
    • Facilitated World Wide Views on Climate and Energy citizen group.
    • Facilitated Climate Change Resilience Planning public workshop.
  • Puppet Showplace Theater – Facilitated staff retreat.
  • Southwest Harbor Library  – Facilitated community facilities workshop.
  • Summer Festival of the Arts – Facilitated board of directors strategic planning retreat.
  • The History Trust – Coordinated the collective work of 12 nonprofit organizations with historical collections, and established operational and administrative systems for the new regional collaborative.

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