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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.


 

Announcements:

PROJECT UPDATE

Legislative Public Records Task Force reached consensus on eight different findings to submit to the Legislature via the Ruckelshaus Center’s facilitation efforts with Project Lead Chris Page. Read more here: USNews.

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.

RUCKELSHAUS CENTER ON TVW

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


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You can read the Spring 2019 issue here.

Updated on May 22, 2019