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Hatfield Summer Institute course update - Last Call - Course begins this week - July 1 (5-9PM)



Craig Shinn and other Hatfield Summer Institute faculty have crafted a new course entitled "Collaborative Governance" which will include content related to protected areas and tribal governance. There is a fuller course description below. The course begins this week on July 1.


Dates are to include (in addition to the event in ASRC on June 18)


Thursday July 1 (1700 -- 2100),


Saturday July 10 (900 -- 1700),


Thursday July 22 (1700 - 2100),


Thursday Aug 12 (1700 -- 2100).


It is to meet in CH321.


*If you are interested, DO attend the July 1, 5-9PM session in CH321. We can sort out any registration glitches soon thereafter.* __


_Revised Course Description: Collaborative Governance_


Solving public problems has become problematic because of the fragmented nature of policy making and the "boutiquing" of policy implementation. Increasingly public leaders find themselves having to "share power" to realize results. This is particularly the case in environmental and natural resource management where context of today's issues cross boundaries: ecological zones, ownerships, government jurisdictions, and professions. Working with tribes, each of which is a sovereign government, is of particular interest in many of these settings. All those involved in such collaborative problem solving - managers who sponsor collaborative efforts, professionals and citizens who participate and those who facilitate such efforts -- can benefit from this course. The course will connect theory to practice, improve your understanding of collaborative processes, expand your ability in working with tribes and improve your competency in the models, tools and techniques associated collaborative governance. This course is an introduction and will use a mix of learning methods including lectures, discussions, guest presenters, case studies, role plays and group exercises. Yes, there will be reading and writing required as well as class preparation and attendance. Through these methods participants will gain in their understanding about the theory of collaborative governance as reflected in the literature of collaborative problem solving, deliberative democracy, and civic capacity. The course can be taken for professional development or graduate credit.


The course is structured as part of the Hatfield School of Government's Summer Institute 2010 which will focus on the Senator's Legacy. Senator Hatfield's Legacy includes a commitment to novel governance solutions to natural resource management, to social justice including restoration and vitalization of tribes and to solving public problems in peaceful and collaborative ways. A day-long symposium which kicked off the Summer Institute on June 18 followed by approximately 20 hours of additional contact time. Meeting July 1 (5-9 pm) will recapture lessons from June 18, set up a master case study associated with Columbia Basin sub-basin watershed plans, providing an introduction to the HSOG's approach to collaborative governance and locating collaborative governance in theory. July 10 will be a day-long workshop in collaborative governance using the master case to example the model, tools and techniques. July 22 (5-9pm) will focus on tribal governance and special considerations when working with tribes in collaborative processes. Aug 12 (5-9pm) will be a wrap up session with student presentation, lessons learned and summary comments.


The objective of this course is to enhance the ability of public service leaders to effectively lead, guide, and participate in collaborative efforts. The faculty associated with this course has over 100 years of combined experience in collaborative processes, managing natural resources in complex setting and working with tribes. Students participating in this course are asked to bring a short (3-5 pages) reflective paper on July 1 which considers the participants experience with and interest in collaborative governance. (See revised course outline for details.)


Questions or comment? Please give me a call.


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