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BECAUSE of YOU!

Our current and past interns made this video to share the impact of their experience at the Ruckelshaus Center. Thanks to your support we are creating an awesome “next generation” of collaborative leaders!

New Publication

Amanda Murphy and Chris Page recently published a new article, “A Framework for Conducting Situation Assessments”, via WSU Extension. The article presents a detailed, illustrated map through a vital step in the collaborative process with reliable, sequential guidelines for orchestrating different and difficult assessments.

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Mission

The mission of the William D. Ruckelshaus Center is to help parties involved in complex public policy challenges in the State of Washington and the Pacific Northwest tap university expertise to develop collaborative, durable and effective solutions.

Vision

The Center envisions a future in which government leaders, policy makers, and citizens routinely employ tools of collaborative decision making to design, conduct and implement successful public policy processes.

Identity

We are a joint effort of Washington State University (hosted and administered by the WSU Extension) and the University of Washington (hosted through the Daniel J. Evans School of Public Policy and Governance). Building on the unique strengths of these two institutions, the Center applies university resources and knowledge towards solving challenging public policy issues.

Values

Collaboration, consensus, neutrality, knowledge, education, inquiry, and civility.


Updated on January 25, 2019

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PROJECT UPDATE

  • Legislative Public Records Task Force reached consensus on eight (8) different findings to submit to the Legislature via the Ruckelshaus Center’s amazing facilitation efforts with Project Lead Chris Page. The Associated Press wrote an article that was picked up by a few news outlets. Read more here: USNews.
  • The Spokane River Toxics Task Force was recently spotlighted in the Spokesman-Review; read more about it in our News & Media Page.

RUCKELSHAUS CENTER ON TVW

TVW’s weekly show The Impact recently focused on the work of the Ruckelshaus Center in a ten-minute interview with Center Director Michael Kern. Watch the interview