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.
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.
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.
The great Native American poet Joy Harjo writes: The world begins at a kitchen table, and then goes on to describe all that happens there:
The gifts of earth are brought and prepared, set on the table. So it has been since creation, and it will go on.