John Godec is president of Godec, Randall & Associates Inc., a firm that consults and trains business and government in difficult, high stakes communication strategy, consensus building, crisis, conflict resolution and public engagement and involvement. He is an International Association of Facilitators (IAF) Certified Professional Facilitator, a curriculum developer, past Vice-President and one of the original master trainers for the International Association for Public Participation (IAP2), current IAP2USA board member, a member of the U.S. Institute for Environmental Conflict Resolution, and he helped develop a risk and emergency communication protocol for the National Governors Association in the United States.
Godec has trained and managed projects in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Europe, South Africa, Australia and Southeast Asia for Fortune 50 corporations, and local, state, federal and tribal governments and NGOs. He’s been involved with nearly 400 complex and oftentimes controversial public communication and environmental projects for transportation, mining, manufacturing, energy and public works in his 30 year career. Issues ranged from freeway corridor location, design, and construction, major manufacturing facility development, pipeline siting, hazardous waste remediation, urban and regional planning and a host of others.
Godec has been interviewed by NBC, CBS, ABC, and CNN in the U.S., CNN Europe, Canada’s CBC, the Wall Street Journal, New York and L.A. Times, Washington Post, and dozens of other national, regional and local print and broadcast media. He regularly speaks at events dealing with public participation, sustainability, crisis, conflict, consensus, and issue management, and lectures in the U.S. at Arizona State University and Indiana University’s School of Public and Environmental Affairs, and in Australia at the Queensland University of Technology.
Godec is the former Director of Issues and Crisis Management for Motorola Corporation, and the former Communications Director at the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality.