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About Kitchen Table Democracy

We work with state leaders throughout the country to initiate and strengthen programs for collaborative governance and democratic practice. This assistance takes many forms, including supporting leaders in convening collaborative processes, experimenting with new forms of collaboration and democratic practice, and supporting networks of collaborative leaders and universities.

  • Harney County photo by Andi Harmon

    Field Notes

    The Quiet Revolution

    In fall 2016, Daniel Kemmis – author and long-time public servant – gave the inaugural Collaborative Governance talk sponsored by the Collaborative Governance Certificate Program at Portland State University. 

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  • February Workshop

    Field Notes

    Transformational Communication Workshop

    Our partners at Portland State University's National Policy Consensus Center are sponsoring a workshop "Transformational Communication: Tools for Cross-Cultural Understanding and Alliance Building" as part of our commitment to equity. From NPCC's equity statement: An important purpose of collaborative governance is to bring a full range of voices together to build on the promises of democracy.

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University Network for Collaborative Governance

The University Network for Collaborative Governance (UNCG) consists of centers and programs in colleges and universities that engage in service and scholarship in order to enable citizens and their leaders to engage in dialogue, discussion, problem solving, and conflict resolution around public issues.

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