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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.

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    Field Notes

    Oregon Solutions seeks Program Director

    Our university-based affiliate center, the National Policy Consensus Center (NPCC) in the Hatfield School of Government, is hiring a director for its flagship program, Oregon Solutions (OS). OS brings together cross-sector collaborative groups to help communities across Oregon leverage and align resources needed to implement public solutions. Projects are designated by the Governor, led by public conveners, such as elected officials, and designed, managed, and facilitated by OS staff.

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    Advancing Collaborative Solutions: Lessons from the Oregon Sage-Grouse Conservation Partnership

    A new report from NPCC and PSU's Hatfield School of Government, "Advancing Collaborative Solutions: Lessons from the Oregon Sage-Grouse Conservation Partnership (SageCon)," explores lessons learned from this collaborative conservation effort. SageCon was an unprecedented collaborative effort among federal, state, and private stakeholders to address landscape-scale threats to greater sage-grouse while acknowledging rural economic and community interests across eastern Oregon’s sagebrush range.

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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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