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Housing Iowa Conference

How to Turn A Development Crisis into Your Finest Hour

September 5, 2019, 10:45 AM - 12:00 PM

Patrick J. Slevin, SL7 Consulting

Developers don't have to fight their way out of a crisis. Development professionals can immediately begin breaking down the patterns of crisis using a thoughtful and non-combative posture that will foster enduring goodwill for their companies and their communities.

Patrick Slevin has successfully counseled corporate leaders of Fortune 500 companies, trade associations, real estate developers and special interests, who've faced potentially catastrophic situations ranging from man-made crises to natural disasters. As a result, Mr. Slevin has gained a national reputation for getting his clients’ high profile, high stakes projects across the finish line.

Learn modern-day methods that offer reputable crisis leadership, credible communications and influential stakeholder engagement. Mr. Slevin will break down his 3-M Methodology, which will arm attendees with innovative, real-time practices that garner community goodwill during a crisis, ultimately helping to lead to favorable municipal approvals!

Topics to be Explored:  

  • Psychology:  Why Do People Oppose Development?

  • There’s No Crisis, If There’s No Conflict.

  • Gaining Corporate Goodwill During a Crisis.

  • Best Practices You Can Use Today to Protect Your Project!

Mr. Slevin is a former Florida mayor and is the head of SL7 Consulting. He is a two-time winner of the Public Relations Society of America Silver Anvil Award of Excellence for Crisis & Issues Management. Influence Magazine named him as one of the "Great Communicators" and he has been recognized by Campaigns & Elections Magazine as one of the nation’s top political “Movers’ & Shakers".  

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