2021 Virtual Conference - October 13-15
Due to COVID-19 , we will be holding virtual conference sessions in 2021.
Register Here via Eventbrite (registration closes October 6th)
Agenda (subject to change)
Join the University Network for Collaborative Governance for 3 half-days of virtual sessions on our three strategic areas of collaborative governance: Practice / Engagement, Teaching / Training, and Research / Scholarship. Specific sessions will also focus on:
the intersection of anti-racism, democracy, and collaborative governance;
effective on-line mediation training;
geospatial means for public participation;
lightning talks and breakout discussions on a variety of topics; and
a Case Study Clinic with fellow UNCG members
This year, our annual conference will be held over the span of three days (3-4 hours each day), giving us the chance to gather as a network and share, reflect, and learn.
The UNCG Conference is open to all people interested in collaborative governance and connected to a college or university. UNCG has student and working professional memberships. Members receive a discount on conference registration fees. Pay your annual dues or join UNCG here.
This year's virtual conference includes the option for UNCG members to register a group (up to 6) for a flat registration fee of $250. Select "Register as a Group" if you are registering up to 6 people and enter in your center / program / department's name to create your Group. You will be asked on the order form to provide the names and email addresses of each person in your group.
Please contact Sarah Giles (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you have any questions about this option. In order to qualify for this rate, your program, center or department must be an active UNCG member up-to-date on annual dues.
2020 Virtual Conference - Reimaginings: What world do we want and how can collaborative governance help us get there?
Due to COVID-19 restrictions, we will be holding 6 virtual conference sessions in 2020.
As UNCG gathers virtually together in 2020, we have the opportunity - as individuals and institutions - to reimagine our communities post-COVID19 and amid mass callings for racial justice. This reimagining can also include climate change, environmental justice, healthcare equities and revitalizing our democracy. This year, our annual conference will be held over the span of three days (2 sessions each day), giving us the chance to gather as a network and share, reflect and learn. During this time, we will be asking ourselves what is the role collaborative governance and its practices can and should play in supporting our communities addressing the challenges and issues raised throughout 2020?
The UNCG Conference is open to all people interested in collaborative governance and connected to a college or university. UNCG has student and working professional memberships.
- In a period where we need to be careful about coming together in person, and yet the need for collaborative discourse is more needed than ever, what are ways we can create a sense of community and belonging through our work?
- Post-Covid19, how can our centers / universities support communities in imagining and creating a better world?
- What do emerging anti-racist practices and policies mean on individual and institutional levels for the field of collaborative governance?
- What can we learn from each other about the lenses and approaches we are applying to ourselves, our work, and our organizations/institutions? How are we reaching out to others to listen, learn and grow? As we recognize and acknowledge, how do we move forward?
- How are our various practices and the roles we play most useful or valuable in this time to deal with these issues?
- How do we challenge ourselves to be more useful and relevant in helping our communities address these issues and create shared solutions?
- What role can UNCG play to help our members do their work, listen, grow and learn?