Teaching Collaborative Governance Online
Teaching Collaborative Governance Online: Aligning Collaborative Instruction with Online Learning Platforms by Kirk Emerson and Andrea Gerlak focuses on the value of aligning course content and delivery in online instruction. This article presents two basic building blocks for teaching collaborative governance online —collaborative capacity and collaborative learning, based on the experiences of instructors in the University of Arizona's Collaborative Governance Program. 


Teaching Simulations

Whalebones:Balancing National Priorities, Local Culture, and Private Interests. Designed by Andrew Quarles, Jennifer Wendel, and Kirk Emerson, this award-winning instructional simulation focusses on collaborative engagement of multiple stakeholders, entitled  It can be accessed and downloaded here:,_Local_Culture_and_Private_Intere

Bringing Citizen Voices to the Table
Bringing Citizen Voices to the Table: A Guide for Public Managers by Carolyn J. Lukensmeyer  (Jossey-Bass. 2012) offers seven field-tested strategies for public managers to help them maximize citizen engagement as they implement the President's Open Government Directive.
Interorganizational Networks

Interorganizational Networks: A Review of the Literature to Inform Practice by Janice Popp, Brint Milward, Gail MacKean, Ann Casebeer, and Ron Lindstrom. The authors examine the literature on interorganizational networks that has evolved over the past decade, which has been written from the perspective of a wide range of academic disciplines, such as sociology, business management, public administration, and political science. 

A Manager's Guide to Choosing and Using Collaborative Networks

A Manager's Guide for Choosing and Using Collaborative Networks by Keith Provan and Brint Milward can be viewed as a public manager’s primer on collaborative networks. It distills key concepts about the types and purposes of networks and, more importantly, what managers need to do if they find themselves in charge of or participating in a network. Authors’ practical insights are rooted in more than two decades of observing ongoing networks, mainly at the local and regional levels, where much of the innovative work in using networks is occurring.

UNCG Collaborative Competencies

The UNCG Guide to Collaborative Competencies is designed to help teachers, leaders, trainers, public managers, and practitioners think about what it means to be competent in collaboration and how to develop skills to become more competent in working with others to solve shared public problems.