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Make Your Message Stick” font_container=”tag:h4|font_size:22|text_align:center” use_theme_fonts=”yes”][vc_single_image image=”1895″ img_size=”large” alignment=”center” onclick=”custom_link” link=””][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/3″][vc_custom_heading text=”BRIEF BRIEFINGS
One-Page Briefings” font_container=”tag:h4|font_size:22|text_align:center” use_theme_fonts=”yes”][vc_single_image image=”1894″ img_size=”large” alignment=”center” onclick=”custom_link” link=””][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/3″][vc_custom_heading text=”FACILITATING MEETINGS
Make Meetings Work” font_container=”tag:h4|font_size:22|text_align:center” use_theme_fonts=”yes”][vc_single_image image=”1897″ img_size=”large” alignment=”center” onclick=”custom_link” link=””][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/3″][vc_custom_heading text=”EFFECTIVE ONLINE MEETINGS
Make Tech Work For You” font_container=”tag:h4|font_size:22|text_align:center” use_theme_fonts=”yes”][vc_single_image image=”1900″ img_size=”large” alignment=”center” onclick=”custom_link” link=””][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/3″][vc_custom_heading text=”PDQ PROJECT PLANNING
No Nonsense Plans” font_container=”tag:h4|font_size:22|text_align:center” use_theme_fonts=”yes”][vc_single_image image=”1911″ img_size=”large” alignment=”center” onclick=”custom_link” link=””][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/3″][vc_custom_heading text=”CONFLICT RESOLUTION
Conflict to Collaboration Skills” font_container=”tag:h4|font_size:22|text_align:center” use_theme_fonts=”yes”][vc_single_image image=”1896″ img_size=”large” add_caption=”yes” alignment=”center” onclick=”custom_link” link=””][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/3″][vc_custom_heading text=”MANAGING DIFFICULT CONVERSATIONS
Getting Past Resistance” font_container=”tag:h4|font_size:22|text_align:center” use_theme_fonts=”yes”][vc_single_image image=”1899″ img_size=”large” add_caption=”yes” alignment=”center” onclick=”custom_link” link=””][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column]


“You accomplished an incredible feat by synthesizing an intensive, in-depth training to an hour and a half...” - Barbara Young, Professor of Nursing, South Puget Sound Community College “I think the personal skills and talents of Mike made the training much more enjoyable and useful. He took what would have been a ‘dry’ topic and brought into it excellent examples and discussion.” - Jed Pearson, Indiana Division of Fish and Wildlife “I took the Conflict Management course thinking that it would be similar to other courses offered from different companies. However, this course goes in-depth by identifying difficult situations and teaching you a list of counter-intuitive and diplomatic techniques to relieve tension and lead to an avenue for resolution. The techniques work!!! I recommend taking this course...”

Madelyn T. Martinez

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Seattle

"I found the persuasive speaking course to be both insightful and practical, as the scenarios we built put us somewhat unprepared into the heat of important discourse, which is not unlike how it usually happens in the real world." - Steven McKagen, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Fisheries Service, Joint Institute for Marine and Atmospheric Research, Northern Mariana Islands “Michael and Melinda provided the framework for successful persuasive speaking and collaborative negotiations within a natural resources context. They gave a thorough overview of materials, and provided opportunities for group discussion and role-play exercises.”

Aaron Bunch

Colorado River Research Supervisor Arizona Game and Fish Department

"The training I received through Mike and Melinda is very applicable to the situations I encounter regularly in the Columbia River Basin. The skills they taught us for working through conflicts and for developing collaborative relationships provided immediate benefits to me and my co-workers. I'm thankful that I had the opportunity to learn from 'The Cooperation Company' and I encourage other natural resource professionals to consider the benefits of their expertise and their courses."

Mark Bagdovitz

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Fisheries Program, Portland, Oregon

“The Indiana Chapter of the American Fisheries Society wishes to extend a "thank you" for coming to Columbia City, IN to teach your conflict resolution skills workshop. The chapter is fortunate to have had your guidance through subject matter that is often ignored, yet so relevant to each of our jobs and careers. . . Great job. . .”

Steve Donabauer

The Indiana Chapter of the American Fisheries Society

“You accomplished an incredible feat by synthesizing an intensive, in-dept training to an hour and a half. . .”

Barbara Young, RN, MN, MHP, Professor of Nursing

South Puget Sound Community College

“You really knew how to set up a secure container and then how to get out of the way. Very calming presence in the room. – Joe Tougas “I appreciate the facilitation that Mike and Joel offered. I thought the guided questions stimulated a thoughtful discussion.” – Berd (Robert) Whitlock “Excellent! Prepared, giving, open, secure, and respectful.” – Unknown “I appreciated allowing the group freedom to go where the conversation took us. I felt the ground rules and facilitation allowed this to be a positive experience for all.”

Community Peace and Reconciliation Project Regarding Protests

Gary Michel, Chief, Olympia Police Department

“A short note about Michael E. Fraidenburg’s. . . involvement in preparing North Dakota’s statewide [aquatic invasive species] management plan. . . Mike did an outstanding job. . .”

Lynn R Schlueter

North Dakota Game and Fish Department

". . . thanks again for teaching the two courses at AFS 2005. Personally, they were very valuable and will be helpful to me in my career.”

Bill Romberg

Alaska Department of Fish and Game

From a Mediation at the Evergreen State College, Olympia, WA, “You guys were wonderful” “The two days were long and difficult, but rewarding - exceeding all hopes and expectations.” “Thank you for your dedication and good work, good guidance.”


The Evergreen State College, Olympia, WA

“Your facilitation on such short notice was beautifully executed, and I cannot thank you enough for the lessons and encouragement that you gave our group. . .”

Lowell E. Baier, President

Boone and Crockett Club

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Making the most of your investment.

Make your training especially effective and productive by training teams from each region of your workforce. A highly efficient solution is to bring us in for 2-3 sessions across these regions.

Depending on the audience and your specific goals for the program or event, we will tailor the program to increase its relevance and value. While these programs are designed as two-day, interactive training sessions we can customize these from a one-hour keynote presentation up to the full two-day event.


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Bring these programs to your organization by contacting,

Michael Fraidenburg
360-867-1140 ~ ~ ~ or, just sent us a quick note.