Rodger was contracted by WWF-US to be the ongoing facilitator for the Global Water Roundtable: a multistakeholder standard setting exercise behind the Alliance for Water Stewardship. Over the course of three years, Rodger worked diligently to engage a highly diverse group of individuals (culturally, sectorally, demographically). His ability to maintain group focus, and ensure a balance of perspectives to emerge was critical and on several occasions, was called upon to tactfully guide certain individuals away from dominating conversation. Over the course of roughly 8 meetings, the group’s relationship with Rodger flourished and their respect for his abilities grew. Personally speaking, as a trained facilitator myself, I would not hesitate to recommend Rodger. I have been consistently impressed by his professionalism, ability to blend humour and fun into serious work, tactfulness in difficult situations, and his desire to see successful outcomes of work he believes in. There is no doubt that he was a critical element in the team that developed the world’s leading water standard.
Alexis Morgan, Global Water Roundtable Director, Alliance for Water Stewardship