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  • Testimonials
    I am extremely impressed and pleased with the effort you and your team is providing to us You are setting a high bar for future facilitation work David J W Wheeldon P E Division of Flood Management CA Department of Water Resources Testimonials for Dr Dorian Fougères former Senior Mediator Director Southern California Office bio You have done the best of anyone of incorporating one of the toughest pieces in the forest management world into the folds of your work Anne Lombardo Sierra Nevada Adaptive Management Project CCP is fortunate to have an extremely dedicated competent astute and sensitive individual of your caliber and so are we Steve Haze Yosemite Sequoia Resource Conservation Development Council Dorian was successful in providing members of diverse Integrated Regional Water Management IRWM groups options to explore and enhance their capacity for collaborative leadership and to support peer to peer networking among these leaders Laura Peters California Department of Water Resources The facilitation training was the best training I ve had the pleasure of attending in recent years I appreciated your concise and easy to grasp presentation of the material I hope to incorporate course concepts I learned at the training into monthly Environmental Justice

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  • Contracting Options
    and budget The Center s administrative team processes the contract agreement Sacramento State CCP offers a standard agreement as one contracting method The other is a client generated contract our Director of Administration works with clients to develop terms that are acceptable to Sacramento State California State Interagency Agreements As a program of California State University Sacramento CCP offers the opportunity to provide services to other state agencies through a State of California Interagency Agreement Refer to Section 3 03 of the California State Contracting Manual for further details After developing a scope of work and budget the CCP practitioner and state agency program manager in cooperation with CCP s Director of Administration develop a draft Interagency Agreement The Procurement Contract Services office of Sacramento State then reviews and approves the agreement Purchase Order Depending on agreed upon terms of the purchase order time and materials or deliverable the client receives one or more invoices from CCP for the amount specified on the purchase order upon completion Certain dollar limits apply depending on the client s financial threshold for purchase orders For California state agencies the maximum threshold is 50 000 Electronic Funds Transfer EFT Depending on agreed upon terms

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  • CCP Tools
    information such as reviewing policy documents interviewing clients and interviewing a representative sample of stakeholders to understand the issues and interests involved in a policy matter Communication of findings to the client and or stakeholders in text presentation or orally depending on the needs of the situation Key Steps Developing Assessment Protocol Understanding the issues involved by reviewing available policy documents talking with a small set of stakeholders in order to develop a stakeholder interview protocol Stakeholder Interviews Usually confidential one on one interviews with stakeholders to understand the range of interests and concerns Qualitative Analysis and Reporting Analyzing data to develop and communicate findings May include an internal review with the client or a small group of stakeholders prior to circulating to all stakeholders Organizational Change Management A process to assist an organization in achieving key goals by defining effective new methods and systems Key Features Assumes the end goal is fixed predetermined and knowable but that historic methods or systems will not be effective to achieve the goal Requires individual and oftentimes shared institutional willingness to create new methods or systems to achieve the prescribed goal rather than relying on historic methods or systems Focuses on a prescribed change as the intended outcome rather than defining the change itself Key Steps Define Change Create clear definitions and communicate what the change actually is Define Steps Define how change will make life different for affected individuals and or organizations Assessment Define and describe the steps used to create new systems Define Implications Assess and define the benefits and risks Scale Scope Define the system implications of the change to determine what parties must be part of the change process and when they should become involved Stakeholder Role Define the scale scope of the change Methods Outcomes Utilize stakeholders to improve both the methods and intended outcomes of the change Strategic Planning A process to assist an organization or consortium of organizations in creating a systematic strategy to meet long range goals objectives and needs Key Features Assumes the future can be created by intentional action taken now and provides direction and energy to move towards that future Characterized by organizational or system self examination confronting difficult choices and setting priorities Produces realistic clear goals objectives targets and timeframes Creates actions to attain a planned future state Creates a funding plan to support the targeted actions Plans for orderly growth and progress yet allows flexibility for contingencies and changed conditions Key Steps Values and Environmental Scan Discover and document facts and values in the operating environment likely to affect future work Mission Create a shared achievable mission SWOT Analysis Identify strengths weaknesses opportunities and threats Gap Analysis Conduct gap analysis to determine the difference between current state and desired state Goal Setting Create realistic measurable goals to achieve meaningful results over time Planning Create functional plan s to close the gap between the present and the desired future Prioritize Prioritize and emphasize actions best supporting the future state Implement and

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  • Collaborative Policy
    solution to a policy issue using consensus driven dialogue with diverse parties who will be affected by the solution or who can help to implement it For detail on reaching consensus see Reaching Consensus on Consensus Why use collaborative methods Decisions that are reached collaboratively can result in high quality outcomes that are easier to implement receive fewer legal challenges make better use of available resources and better serve the public Simply better policy can be made when decision makers have more data and a deeper understanding of the interests of all those involved In addition research has shown that collaborative processes often create a long term network dynamic of shared learning improved working relationships and better joint problem solving ability in the future What does collaborative policy making look like As practiced by the Center collaborative policy making typically involves five stages Assessment Organization Education Negotiation and Implementation For detail see the Five Stages diagram What conditions are needed to sustain a collaborative process The following conditions help to sustain collaborative processes Clear Role and Purpose Transparency of Decision Making Interest Based Decision Making Every Effort to Bring Affected Stakeholders into the Process Stakeholders Represent Organized Constituencies Upfront Exploration of Interests Common Understanding of Problems and Joint Fact Finding Policy and Technical Expertise Respectful and Authentic Process Transparency of Products Resources For more detail see Conditions Needed to Sustain a Collaborative Process What do I give up by being a part of a collaborative process Nothing All parties to a collaborative policy making process agencies public private interests retain all of their legal rights responsibilities and authorities For the investment of time all participants stand to gain insights options improved relationships and opportunities When should a collaborative process be considered for public policy Collaboration is not appropriate for all

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  • Publications
    William D Leach Shared Governance in Higher Education Structural and Cultural Responses to a Changing National Climate January 2008 Ariel Ambruster Collaborative Versus Technocratic Policymaking California s Statewide Water Plan December 2007 Center for Collaborative Policy California State University Sacramento Prepared for the San Francisco Regional Water Quality Control Board and TetraTech Inc North Bay Selenium Total Maximum Daily Load Stakeholder Process Assessment October 2007 Center for Collaborative Policy California State University Sacramento Prepared for the City of Reno Nevada and the City of Sparks Nevada Lower Truckee River Total Daily Maximum Daily Load Stakeholder Process Feasibility Assessment May 2007 Center for Collaborative Policy California State University Sacramento in collaboration with Institute for Local Government Collaborative Governance Initiative An Assessment of Collaborative Challenges and Possibilities for Emergency Services and Homeland Security at the Local Level December 2006 William D Leach Public Administration Review Volume 66 No s1 100 110 December 2006 Collaborative Public Management and Democracy Evidence from Western Watershed Partnerships July 2006 David Booher and Judith Innes Proceedings from the 50th Annual Meeting of the International Society for the Systems Sciences ISSS Complexity and Adaptive Policy Systems CALFED as an Emergent Form of Governance for Sustainable Management of Contested Resources April 2006 David E Booher and John Folk Williams Prepared for the Commission on State Mandates Assessment Report Reforming the Mandate Reimbursement Process April 2006 William D Leach Conservation Biology Vol 20 No 2 573 575 Theories about Consensus Based Conservation A reply to Peterson et al Vol 19 No 3 Notice This is an electronic version of an article published in Conservation Biology Complete citation information for the final version of the paper as published in the print edition of Conservation Biology is available on the Blackwell Synergy online delivery service accessible via the journal s website at

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  • Webinars & Presentations
    Humor in Practice Resolving Conflicts Radio Interview Collaborative Groundwater Planning in California Forest Plan Revision Collaborative Guide From Hierarchies to Networks Collaborative Leadership for Government Professional Development Webinars Presentations Other Good Stuff California Consortium on Public Engagement The Center is a member of the California Consortium on Public Engagement The Consortium is a statewide coalition of organizations promoting Californian s engagement in government civic life and society The Consortium has advised the California Assembly Select Committee on Civic Engagement as it explores opportunities for greater civic participation in California Civic Engagement White Paper Civic Engagement Media Advisory Full Article Better Mediation Through Irreverence Humor in Practice This document was prepared to support of a series of seminars created by Dave Ceppos Associate Director with the Center for Collaborative Policy and Carie Fox President and Senior Mediator of Fox Mediation This document is a brief presentation of humor related practice tools and a reference to humor related literature relative to multi party mediation and negotiation Full Article Resolving Conflicts Radio Interview In recognition of Conflict Resolution Day Jeffrey Callison from the radio program Insight on KXJZ Capital Public Radio interviewed the Center for Collaborative Policy and two stakeholders from the Sacramento

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  • Links
    Forward a Handbook for Community Solutions www CAfwd org handbook Common Ground Center for Cooperative Solutions UC Davis Extension http extension ucdavis edu commonground Community Based Collaboratives Research Consortium http www cbcrc org Consensus Building Institute http www cbuilding org CRInfo the Conflict Resolution Information Source http v4 crinfo org Deliberative Democracy Consortium http www deliberative democracy net Democratic Dialogue Regional Program United Nations Development Program Regional Bureau for Latin America and the Caribbean http www democraticdialoguenetwork org index pl Future Search Network http www futuresearch net Institute of Urban and Regional Development UC Berkeley http www iurd ced Berkeley edu International Association of Facilitators http www iaf world org International Association for Public Participation http www iap2 org National Institute for Advanced Conflict Resolution http www niacr org National Coalition for Dialogue and Deliberation http ncdd org Policy Consensus Initiative http www policyconsensus org Sacramento Area Water Forum http www waterforum org UC Davis Extension Environmental Management http extension ucdavis edu unit environmental management U S Bureau of Land Management s Alternative Dispute Resolution Conflict Prevention Program http www blm gov adr U S Environmental Protection Agency Public Involvement Website http www epa gov publicinvolvement index htm U S Institute for Environmental Conflict Resolution http www ecr gov Policy Resource Links American River Parkway Planning Update http www saccounty net planning american river parkway american river parkway html California Bay Delta Authority fka CALFED http calwater ca gov California Conjunctive Water Management http www groundwater water ca gov cwm index cfm California Department of Parks and Recreation Off Highway Vehicles Program http OHV parks ca gov California Geographic Information Systems Council http www cio ca gov wiki CAGISCouncil ashx California Legacy Project http www calegacy org California Pollution Prevention Advisory Committee http www dtsc ca gov PollutionPrevention SB1916 sb1916

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  • Articles Available Through CCP
    Publications CCP Tools Collaborative Policy Publications Webinars Presentations Other Good Stuff Resources in the Field Links Readings Policy Collaboration and Mediation Negotiation Facilitation Communication Civic Engagement and Deliberative Democracy Collaborative Governance Networks The Societal and Institutional Context for Collaboration Articles Available Through CCP Readings The following titles are currently available through the Center for Collaborative Policy For recommendations by topic see the side bar Consensus Building and Complex Adaptive Systems 1999 Journal of the American Planning Association Judith Innes and David Booher Consensus Building as Role Playing and Bricolage 1999 Journal of the American Planning Association Judith Innes and David Booher A New Paradigm Government Reform in the Information Age 2000 Metro Investment Report David Booher and Judith Innes Network Power in Collaborative Planning 2001 Journal of Planning Education and Research David Booher and Judith Innes Collaborative Policymaking Governance through Dialogue 2003 In Deliberative Policy Analysis Understanding Governance in the Network Society Cambridge University Press Judith Innes and David Booher Reframing Public Participation Strategies for the 21st Century 2004 Planning Theory and Practice Vol 5 No 4 419 436 Judith Innes and David Booher Collaborative Governance Practices and Democracy 2005 National Civic Review David Booher Informality as a Planning Strategy

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