April 7: Introduction to Collaborative Governance
Michael Kern, Director of the Ruckelshaus Center, will give an overview of the key concepts, ideas, and stages in collaborative governance.
April 14: Collaborative Competencies
What are the concrete skills needed to initiate and participate in collaborative approaches to public issues? Michael will introduce you to the University Network for Collaborative Governance’s Guide to Collaborative Competencies.
April 21: Situation Assessments
Amanda Murphy, Senior Facilitator for Projects and Programs at the Ruckelshaus Center will explore the first phase of the collaborative governance process, the situation assessment.
April 28: Collaboration in Action
Paul Ward (Class 29), from the Yakama Nation and the Columbia River Inter-Tribal Fish Commission, and Urban Eberhart, a farmer and member of the Kittitas Reclamation District Board are seasoned navigators of the collaborative process. They will share their stories, insights, and leadership lessons in how to move from controversy to collaboration.