Using Collaboration to Solve Public Issues
Free and open to the public – Appetizers and refreshments will be served
Today’s public administrator is faced with addressing increasingly complex public issues with steadily diminishing resources. Success requires the ability to work together with other public agencies and others sectors—including business, civic, philanthropic, and nonprofits—to get things done in a way that yields results faster, bigger, and better. This workshop will provide participants with a framework for collaborative problem solving and specific case examples of how these collaborative approaches have been used in Oregon and Washington to successfully bring people together to solve contentious issues. Collaboration experts from the National Policy Consensus Center and the Ruckelshaus Center will discuss their experiences.