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    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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    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

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    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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    The Judge as Convener

    Over the past two KTD / UNCG meetings, we've been exploring the intersection of collaborative governance and equity and social justice work.  This week, John Stephens, one of our UNCG members at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill's School of Government, shares this exciting story from his colleague LaToya Powell of "judge as convener" for reducing the likelihood of school-based incidents leading to juvenile justice system involvement.

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    The Great Change

    In June 2016, Jaime Pinkham (Nez Perce member and Senior Adviser at the Native Governance Center) spoke to members of the Kitchen Table Democracy board and the University Network for Collaborative Governance as we gathered together in Portland, Oregon.

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