For over twenty years, Meridian Institute professionals have brought objectivity, process expertise, substantive knowledge, trust and patience to its projects. As neutral third parties, the Institute designs problem-solving processes, applying proven strategies and techniques to highly controversial public policy issues. It also aids parties in settling site- and issue-specific disputes. Meridian’s practical approach often results in unlikely parties forging new partnerships and unique alliances. In its projects, the Institute works with all involved parties to create the right conditions for creative, practical solutions, and mutually beneficial agreements that can be effectively implemented.