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Collaborative governance is becoming a primary motif in public administration research and practice. There is widespread recognition of the need to develop leaders for collaborative governance, yet clear guidelines or standard operating procedures are elusive. However, while the literature is varied, a broad model of collaboration phases is distinguishable and core competencies are emerging. This article outlines a four-phase model of collaborative governance and corresponding competencies to help ground education and training for collaborative governance. The application of this approach to case teaching is demonstrated by repurposing a readily available teaching case.


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Ricardo S. Morse & John B. Stephens (2012) Teaching Collaborative Governance: Phases, Competencies, and Case-Based Learning, Journal of Public Affairs Education, 18:3, 565-583, DOI: 10.1080/15236803.2012.12001700

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John B. Stephens, Ricardo S. Morse
Collaborative Governance