• Teaching Collaboration and Collaborative Problem Solving

    Today’s public managers often work in multi-organizational networks to solve problems that cannot be solved easily by single organizations. E-PARCC provides teaching tools that prepare future public administrators with skills that will help them collaborate successfully across organizations in public, private, and nonprofit sectors. Our award-winning simulations and cases actively engage students in creative, collaborative work to solve problems and foster change in the real world.

  •  2019 Annual Teaching Case and Simulation Competition

    To further stimulate the creation of effective and innovative teaching cases and simulations, the Program for the Advancement of Research on Conflict and Collaboration (PARCC) is sponsoring its twelfth annual competition of E-PARCC.  This is a project of the “Collaborative Governance Initiative” launched in 2007.  It provides free online resources for those who teach collaborative public management, networks and public management, collaborative governance, international development, and collaborative problem solving around the world.  Over 3,000 visitors per month from 40 different countries take advantage of E-PARCC teaching materials. In 2018, the Glendal E. and Alice D. Wright Prize for cases in Development in Transition and Conflict Societies: Effective Use of Collaborative Methods in International Development introduced a new E-PARCC competition.  

    Public Engagement Toolbox(3)We invite you to check out the new Public Engagement Toolbox ( participation.syr.edu), a collection of links to reliable, research-based sources of information for public officials charged with holding meetings to involve the public in decisions. Created under the direction of Prof. Tina Nabatchi, this website offers step-by-step guidance on engaging with communities and constituents effectively.

    E-PARCC Facts
    Leadership. E-PARCC is a project of the Collaborative Governance Initiative led by the Program for the Advancement of Research on Conflict and Collaboration.  It was founded in 2007 by Rosemary O'Leary and Catherine Gerard, then Co-Directors of PARCC.
    Resources. Cases and simulations are free for use under a Creative Commons license, and may be available in English, Spanish, and Chinese.
    Competition. Each year, E-PARCC invites applicants to submit new teaching cases and simulations.
    Sponsors. Support for E-PARCC has come from the John Ben Snow Foundation, Inc., and Howard G. and S. Louise Phansteil.

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  • E-PARCC Profiles

    Mark Davis

    Assistant Professor of Public Policy and Administration at West Chester University of Pennsylvania

    Mark W. Davis

    Mark W. Davis is the author of three winning cases/simulations in the annual E-PARCC competitions.