Consulting & casework
In recent years our consulting has focused on "pro bono" work. However, we remain interested in other opportunities, particularly unusual and innovative ones. More about our individual consulting and case practices follows. The key point is that beyond the theoretical and research-oriented work described in other pages here, both Chris and Elaine have extensive practical experience.
Chris Honeyman consulting and case work
Chris's background includes a great deal of "bread-and-butter" case work over many years, including hundreds of mediation cases, hundreds of arbitrations, and enough administrative-law-judge, investigator and other neutral assignments that his total easily exceeds two thousand cases as a neutral. Chris has also been retained as a consultant for more "normal" assignments (examples below) than the large-scale Hewlett Foundation- or World Bank-financed work noted on some of the other pages. On a larger but still practice-oriented scale, for four years he served as lead outside consultant for ADR Center (Rome), the largest dispute resolution firm in continental Europe. His work for ADR Center focused on design and setup of multinational EU- and World Bank-financed projects in Europe, the Middle East, Africa and the Caribbean.
A selection of modest-scale consulting assignments
Six public decisions
Elaine Andrews consulting
Elaine’s past work has been primarily in her role first as staff and later director of the Environmental Resources Center at the University of Wisconsin, but has included occasional consulting contracts where the needs fell outside the boundaries of the University’s role. In 2005 Elaine received the Walter E. Jeske Award, the most prestigious award granted by the North American Association for Environmental Education. Highlights of this award provide an idea of the practical aspect of Elaine’s work.
"...Elaine also has a talent for engaging diverse audiences in conservation. She really cares about the people she’s working with –- from farmers to policy makers –- and finds innovative ways to motivate them to get involved."
In her nomination of Elaine, Bora Simmons (the founding director of the National Project for Excellence in Environmental Education) said, “Throughout her career, Elaine has demonstrated how to transcend governmental, cultural, and disciplinary boundaries and bring high-quality education programs to diverse audiences. Her programs are comprehensive, practical, motivating, and action oriented. And she is a great believer in the value of partnerships.”
Elaine’s work with DJ Case & Associates to research, write, and design youth education resources to complement the Federal Junior Duck Stamp annual art contest is a recent example of a consulting initiative that fell outside of her work for the University of Wisconsin. Other efforts have included speaking and training engagements, and small writing or research projects for non-profit organizations.