Videos, Links and Other Resources

References for Civil Discourse and Collaborative Governance


Videos worth watching:

Bob and Donna (Mutual of Omaha)

What is Civility? (University of Tennessee Knoxville)  

Conversation with a homeless person in NYC (Mormon Church)  

Worlds Apart (Heineken Beer Commercial)

Talking across the Partisan Divide (Ted Talk)


Books to check out:

Ram Charan, Boards That Deliver: Advancing Corporate Governance from Compliance to Competitive Advantage (2005)

John D. Donahue, Collaborative Governance: Private Roles for Public Goals in Turbulent Times (2012)

Kirk Emerson and Tina Nabatchi, Collaborative Governance Regimes (2015)

Alicia Micklethwait and Patricia Dimond, Driven to the Brink: Why Corporate Governance, Board Leadership and Culture Matter (2017)

Kerry Patterson, Joseph Grenny, RonMcMillan, and Al Switzler, Crucial Conversations: Tools for Talking When Stakes Are High, Second Edition (2012)

Marshall B. Rosenberg, Nonviolent Communication: A Language of Life, 3rd Edition: Life-Changing Tools for Healthy Relationships (2015)


Websites to explore:

On Collaborative Governance:

National Association of Corporate Directors

Harvard Kennedy School Executive Education

The Intersector Project

University of Arizona, Collaborative Governance Program


On Civil Discourse:

Civility Center

Civil Politics


Institute for Civility in Government

National Institute for Civil Discourse

Sandra Day O’Connor Institute