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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

    Collaborative Governance Lessons from Estuary Programs

    The University Network for Collaborative Governance hosts a series of quarterly webinars to engage members on topics related to collaborative governance. The webinar hosted in the second quarter of 2021 explored Collaborative Governance Lessons from Estuary Programs. The panel of guest presenters represented a variety of programs and regions across the US. The presenters spoke on how diverse estuary programs around the United States have established and implemented collaborative governance models through exploring what works, what lessons have been learned, and what the future holds.

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    Field Notes

    UNCG Webinar: Foundations Speak on Collaborative Governance

    On April 22, 2021, the University Network for Collaborative Governance hosted its first quarterly webinar of the year. The webinar was titled “Foundations Speak on Collaborative Governance.” The online event began with introductions from the guest presenters representing foundations from the states of Oregon, North Carolina, and New Jersey. The speakers each provided a brief summary of their individual organizations, and then participated in a collective question and answer session.

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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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