Mary Dumas presented a case study on preparing citizens for collaboration with government entities at the annual Association for Conflict Resolution Environment & Public Policy Section Conference in Portland, OR.
Mary and Kim Abel, Vice-President of the League of Women Voters of Washington, shared findings from a 2010 civil discourse training program piloted with 80 League members, public officials, and community leaders in Washington State. Conflict resolution professionals provided input on the knowledge, skills and attitudes community members need for effective collaboration with local, state, and federal agencies.
Dumas & Associates, Inc. and the League of Women Voters of Washington will conduct a two-year, program for Leagues and communities across Washington State. For more information about the Preparing Communities for Collaborative Governance – Building Collaborative Competency in Citizens and Organizations presentation at the Association for Conflict Resolution conference, click here.