Communication results you can be proud of...

Who We Are...

 

Rick Anderson Consulting Ltd. is a communications consulting firm providing communications services to the public, government, private and not-for-profit sectors.

 

 

Our Organizational Values...

 

“Our goal is to provide engagement, planning, relationship management and conflict resolution services with integrity - fairly providing all sides of an issue with the opportunity to express and understand from a position of equality, honesty, and respect."

 

"We help individuals and organizations find their best solutions, and deliver

results they can be proud of."

 

 

What people say about us...

"As a facilitator, Rick showed me how communication and education helps to resolve disputes and misunderstandings."

                                                                                                       Larry Walton, CSA Member

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Principal Consultant

Rick Anderson (Q.Med)

 

Rick is a trained and experienced facilitator, mediator, negotiator and ombudsman.  With extensive experience in multi-stakeholder / multi-discipline arenas, he is uniquely qualified to work on a variety of projects and issues either one-on-one or in larger groups. 

 

Rick offers expertise in strategic planning, public engagement and management of complex community relationships.  He is known for his ability to connect and communicate across various industry, agency and community sectors and facilitate strategic, synergistic approaches to addressing communication issues.

What We Do...

Our Service Objectives...

 

Creating successful strategies for effective working relationships.

 

Helping businesses, organizations and individuals to...

 

  • Be effective
  • Be heard and understood
  • Make sustainable agreements
  • Find creative solutions
  • Build strong and successful working relationships and organizations

Our Services

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Facilitation

 

Whether trying to get a collaborative effort off the ground, or dealing with a contentious situation, we are highly skilled and experienced in managing the discussion process and assisting all parties in being heard - a key component to achieving successful outcomes.  We provide services specifically suited to your needs, ranging from behind the scenes coaching and meeting preparation, to acting as an intermediary or negotiating agreements on your behalf.

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Group Development

 

Organizing and developing an effective group or team requires a diverse set of skills.  We help you to build not only a solid structure, but appropriate and effective processes within that structure that are essential to the group's functional success and ability to maintain an ongoing focus.

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Strategic Planning

 

The key ingredient often missing in many planning processes is an understanding of strategic thinking.  Developing sound decision-making tools and strategies takes your plans from action through to achievement.  We help you to build these skills as we take you through the planning process.  This will assist your organization in remaining on course during the implementation stage.

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Conflict Resolution Coaching

 

We will provide you with techniques and strategies to communicate effectively and get positive results as you work through a project or issue.

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Negotiation / Liaison Services

 

Assistance that goes beyond negotiations to include working directly with landowners and industry to determine appropriate siting and operating commitments, all based on mutual understanding of the needs and perspectives of both parties.

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Presentations & Workshops

 

We can provide your organization with presentations or workshops in any of our areas of expertise.

 

 

Communication results you can be proud of...

Individuals and Organizations

The best part of what we do is meeting and working with wonderful people.  It's truly a pleasure and a privilege to help individuals and organizations create positive outcomes.

Our Clients

  • Alberta Association for Multicultural Education (AAME)
  • Alberta Civil Liberties Research Council (ACLRC)
  • Alberta Environmental Farm Plan Company (EFP)
  • Battle Lake Watershed Synergy Group (BLWSG)
  • Calumet Synergy Association (CSA)
  • Claresholm Fish & Game Association
  • Clean Energy Technology Centre (CETC)
  • Clearwater County
  • County of Warner
  • Eagle Point – Blue Rapids Parks Council
  • First Nations Technical Advisory Services Group (TSAG)
  • International and Heritage Languages Association (IHLA)
  • Land Stewardship Centre of Canada (LSC)
  • M5 Public Relations (m5pr)
  • Parkland Airshed Monitoring Zone (PAMZ)
  • Parks Canada
  • Pembina Area Synergy (PAS)
  • Red Deer River Watershed Alliance (RDRWA)
  • Rimbey Regional Synergy Group (RRSG)
  • Shell Canada
  • Students’ Association of Red Deer College (SARDC)
  • Synergy Alberta
  • West Central Stakeholders (WCS)
  • Wetaskiwin Synergy Initiative (WSI)

What people say about us...

“Some of the qualities I appreciated when working with Rick Anderson Consulting included their honesty, enthusiasm, a willingness to help others and a great attitude towards building lasting relationships.
Rick and Ila aim to set the bar very high in achieving excellence in results. They are guided by their vast experience and expertise with a foundation built on integrity, trust, customer-oriented values and a genuine desire to gaining an understanding of your personal and business needs.
I found their innovative approaches extremely helpful when developing strategies to ensure that our desired outcomes were met in both a cost effective and timely manner. Their highly ethical leadership styles exemplified this drive for success. They also bring a great sense humor to the table mixed with a flair for making the workplace fun.”

Darcy Allen

Dedico Consulting

 

“He provided an environment which valued our voices and opinions.  He was great at hearing beyond our words.  I feel energized to move forward.” 

Pamela Dos Ramos

Alberta Association for Mulitcultural Education

 

“I've known Rick for almost 20 years as we've travelled in similar circles working on improving relationships between oil and gas companies, agricultural producers and general community members. During this period of time Rick was a participant from all three sides...no mean feat! His background includes representing government, landowner and industry in land use issues.
His respect for each participant and their opinion never waivered. He seemed to handle these differences with insight, integrity, patience and of course humor. I've watched him make presentations as an Industry Rep and as a Synergy Rep and it amazed me how well he connected with "the other side" so comfortably.
When I was on the Synergy Alberta Board of Directors and Rick and Ila were the ED team, I was very impressed with their professionalism, their organizational and communication skills, their strong work ethic, their respect and integrity for the office.  Best of all – they are good people.”

Judy Winter

West Central Stakeholders

 

“Rick provided great value to our organization through facilitating our strategic planning.  (He) was very good at pulling important points from conversation and creating strategy points.” 

Avery Acheson

Alberta Association for Multicultural Education

 

“I have had the privelege of working closely with Rick for the past 5 years following his work with Synergy Alberta and its affiliates.  Rick is a great facilitator and keeps up to date with all issues that affect landowners, industry and government.  Integrity, honesty and hard work are the qualities I most admire about Rick Anderson.”  

Tim Gazankas

Alloy Energy

 

“The first time I met Rick I wondered how this fellow...was going to get the landowners and energy companies working together. Rick accomplished this by letting all individuals sitting at the table be heard. At times this was not an easy task as there was limited positive interaction taking place. As a facilitator, Rick showed me how communication and education helps to resolve disputes and misunderstandings. He has always been approachable.” 

Larry Walton

Calumet Synergy Association

 

 

 

“I have had the privilege to work with and collaborate with Rick for more than 12 years. During this time, I have been extremely impressed with his ability to understand the needs of those around him and to ensure that stakeholders are actively engaged in the conversation.
Rick has the ability to distill complex issues into manageable solutions that resonates with participants and leaves people with clear and actionable next steps towards implementation. I look forward to continuing to work with Rick on many fronts and appreciate his ongoing commitment and support for community-based stewardship in Alberta.”

Brian Ilnicki

Land Stewardship Centre of Canada

 

“Rick relates so well within rural folks both in the way he communicates and the process he uses.  (He) is skilled in summarizing points and input – easily interpreted by others.” 

Matt Martinson

Clearwater County

 

“I can unequivocally say without hesitation that the role you played in the formation of the Calumet Synergy Group (now Association) was pivotal. You were able to encourage and cultivate an atmosphere within which the parties seated around the table were able to converse in a cooperative manner.  You guided without coercing.  You remained at an arm's length allowing the discussions to happen, but also helped to maintain a focus on the goal ahead.  And eventually it happened... landowners, energy companies, and regulatory bodies merged together into a community group centered around openness, honesty, and cooperation. There was never a sense of you trying to sway or control any discussion.  You just let the group evolve and grow stronger. I have a saying that I use sometimes when describing the capabilities of an individual - "He may not be the best, but there is nobody better!"  This would sum up my assessment of your character and abilities in the facilitation world.  Watching you work with a small group or as the Master of Ceremonies at a Synergy Conference, I have respected your ability to handle any situation and have appreciated your demeanour.” 

Warren Bloomquist

Calumet Synergy Association

 

“Rick is very good at “hearing” the thoughts, unscrambling the wild ramblings and pinpointing what you really meant to say.” 

Anne-Marie Bertignolli

Clearwater County

 

“The session was wonderfully stimulating and thought-provoking.  Time really flew and it was a reminder how much the Centre achieves with such a small staff.”  

Doreen Barrie

Alberta Civil Liberties Research Council

 

“Kept everyone thinking and participating.” 

Donald Zboya

Alberta Association for Multicultural Education

 

“We have known Rick and Ila for twenty plus years... Always the voice of experience and reason when issues can, and do, go off the tracks.  Very professional, competent business people.” 

Ron Hallahan

Hallahan Holdings Inc.

 

 

 

Contact Us...

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Contact us today to discuss how we can help you achieve your successful outcome!

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