Engaging the public for public good.

What We Do

What We Do

We Help Public Institutions Find Solutions

Consensus KC brings people together to learn, to talk, and to find common ground for action on issues big and small. We conduct research, design outreach campaigns, and tailor our methods to meet the challenge at hand. From day-long meetings of several hundred people to smaller focus groups and online surveys, we help governments, nonprofits, and others find solutions to the toughest public problems.

Focus Groups & Interviews

Strategic Planning

Deliberative Action Planning

Research & Analysis

Our Process

Flexible and Tailored

We don’t have a cookie cutter approach. Instead, we tailor our work to the situation, client, or topic at hand.

Research Based

We have decades of experience in public participation and civic engagement work, and keep abreast of innovations in engagement methods.

Participatory and Inclusive

We believe people should have a voice in the decisions that impact their lives. We design our work to ensure that they do.

Solutions Focused

We ask people to consider different ways to deal with an issue and make the tough choices that are needed to solve the problem.

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The Civility Awards

Honoring those Working Across Differences

The annual Civility Awards honor people, organizations, and businesses working across differences to solve problems. Every day, in every community, people are working to build bridges, engage in public policy, and tackle the big issues we face in society. Often, this extraordinary work goes unnoticed. We created the Civility Awards to make sure it doesn’t.

2020 Civility Awards Cancelled

NOTE: The 2020 Civility Awards are cancelled due to COVID-19. We are using this time to reimagine the awards. Stay tuned for updates!

2020 Civility Awards: November 12th at Kauffman Center

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Civility Awards Archive

2019 Civility Awards: Recap & Recipients

The 2019 Civility Awards Breakfast was on November 8 at the Grand Street Cafe for the first time.

2018 Civility Awards: Recap & Recipients

The morning after the midterm elections, approximately 100 people filled the Greenlease Library at ...

2017 Civility Awards: Recap & Recipients

On November 7, a sellout crowd filled the Greenlease Library at Rockhurst University for the Consensus Civility...

2016 Civility Awards: Recap & Recipients

The Civility Awards Breakfast took place at the Greenlease Library at Rockhurst University.

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