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Collaborative Leadership

12 Online Resources on Collaboration & Public Policy

This is the first installment of a periodic series of posts highlighting sources of information and insight about collaborative public policy and its many related fields. Cross Collaborate looks at collaborative public policy as an emerging field that draws on numerous sources, including change management, negotiation, collaborative networks, deliberative democracy, mediation, consensus building and other […]

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Online Collaboration

Real Time Virtual Collaboration

As anyone who regularly uses the internet knows, we’re in the midst of an explosion of new web applications for collaboration and conferencing. These platforms use text chat, video, voice, screen-sharing and social media technologies for online, real-time meetings, but only the more costly services combine them all for use in large, global conferences. These […]

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Online Collaboration

Open Space-Online

How is it possible to accomplish an Open Space Technology (OST) meeting on the web, working only with text and limited visual aids through a desktop browser? That is the aim of Open Space-Online, and by many accounts it does the task effectively. Given the structure of an OST meeting, it would seem difficult to […]

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Methods & Tools

Open Space Technology – 1

In the mid-90s I attended a conference that assembled about 50 members of the environmental conflict resolution field. Although mediators and researchers had been developing, testing and adapting the theories and methods of the practice for 20 years, it was still a young and emerging field, and there were constant debates about its best practices […]

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