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  • Policy Area: Health

  • Collaboration Gone Awry: A Struggle for Power and Control over Service Delivery in the Non-Profit Sector.

    In this simulation, entitled "Exploring Perspectives of Individual Collaborating Organizations," several nonprofit and government agencies come together to develop and implement a streamlined first response protocol for victims of sexual assault and domestic violence. Students practice collaborative problem solving from the perspective of five organizations and their representatives. AUTHORS: Melissa Brazil and Eli Teram, Wilfrid Laurier University, Canada. Honorable mention, Best Teaching Simulation Competition, 2010


    Creating a Community Partnership

    For this simulation, students must craft a proposal that reflects a federal funder’s goal of using multiorganizational partnerships to address public issues at the local level. Proposals must explain how partnerships will be structured, how networks will be managed, what governance issues are likely to arise, and how success will be measured. AUTHORS: Keith Provan and Brint Milward, University of Arizona. Honorable mention, Best Teaching Simulation Competition, 2007


    David Green- Delivering Quality Eyecare in the Developing Countries through Collaborative Systems

    Sustainable healthcare systems have gained prominence in recent times, and social entrepreneurs have been playing an instrumental role in addressing critical healthcare issues through cost-effective methods, innovative approaches, and collaborative interventions. This case is about American social entrepreneur David Green, who revolutionized eye care by providing low-cost Intraocular Lenses to the poor, creating in the process a ripple effect on corporate medical equipment manufacturers, governments, and the regulators of various countries.  AUTHORS: K.B.S. Kumar and Indu Perepu, IBS Center for Management Research (ICMR). Winner of the Glendal E. and Alice D. Wright Prize Fund for Conflict and Collaboration Studies in International Development, 2018. 


    DeBola: A Prisoner's Dilemma Simulation-Game for NGOs

    DeBola is a prisoners dilemma simulation-game for teaching collaborative problem solving, conflict analysis and resolution, negotiation, and decision-making. Specifically, it does so in the context of NGOs and mission-driven organizations. Set against the background of ongoing Ebola outbreaks in Africa, a scenario right out of today’s headlines, it offers participants the sense of applying their analysis and skills to real-world problems.  AUTHOR: Noam Ebner, of Creighton University School of Law. Winner First Place, Best Teaching Simulation Competition 2017


    Epidemic- A Community Health Collaborative Simulation

    Vexing community problems require the input of a variety of partners, and each partner brings a unique perspective on problem definition and resolution. This diversity is both a strength and a weakness. Multiple perspectives provide a more complex understanding of the problem, but also introduce conflict to the collaboration. To illustrate this paradox, this simulation provides an opportunity to examine different ways of thinking about shared community health problems. AUTHOR: Heather Getha-Taylor, School of Public Affairs and Administration, University of Kansas. Honorable Mention, Best Teaching Simulation Competition, 2018.


    Fracked: Uncertainties in Negotiated Rule Making

    A rural community faces the potential positives and negatives of hydraulic fracturing for natural gas extractions and becomes involved with a state-level negotiated rulemaking process.  New information regarding possible negative health impacts that emerges mid-negotiation alters the negotiation dynamics. AUTHORS: Rob Alexander, Natalie Abel, and Matthew Williams, James Madison University. First Place Award, Best Teaching Simulation Competition 2015. 


    Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance: Working Together to Save Lives

    Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance: Working Together to Save Lives.  The case discusses how Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance aligns public and private partners in a global effort to save children’s lives by increasing access to immunization in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). It also focuses on Gavi’s response to COVID-19 and the challenges the Alliance could face in ensuring equitable access to COVID-19 vaccines globally. AUTHORS: Syeda Maseeha Qumer and Debapratim Purkayastha, IFCAI Business School.  Winner, Collaborative Governance Teaching Case, 2021


    Guardian Ad Litem of Madison County

    Examining the conflict surrounding a nonprofit organization that attempts to separate into two independent agencies, this case focuses on the negotiations and obstacles to a successful transition. AUTHORS: Trent A. Engbers, Indiana University, and Kristin Bishay, Monroe County Court Appointed Special Advocates Inc. Honorable mention, Best Teaching Case Competition, 2011


    HIV Prevention, Treatment, and Education Utilizing the Tools of Collaborative Governance or Why is a 545-Mile Bicycle Ride A Case Study of Collaborative Governance?

    This case study examines how AIDS/LifeCycle, a 7-day, 545-mile bicycle ride down the California coastline, is an exceptional example of effective nonprofit management and fundraising, successful collaborative governance, social networking, service co-production via both fundraising and volunteer service delivery, and social capital building.  AUTHOR: Mark W. Davis, Department of Public Policy and Administration, West Chester University of Pennsylvania.  Honorable Mention, Best Teaching Case Competition, 2016.

    Health Careers Institute Collaboration

    In the face of a neighborhood's deterioration, business, governmental, philanthropic, educational, and nonprofit organizations form two cross-sector networks, only one of which succeeds. This case prompts readers to think critically about the factors that stimulate collaborative networks, the type of leadership that they need, and the challenge of sustaining networks. AUTHORS: Jay Kiedrowski and Allison Rojas, University of Minnesota. Honorable mention, Best Teaching Case Competition, 2007


    Hydrofracturing in New Frackillvania

    This simulation uses a role play approach to facilitate discussion and allow students to dig deep into “thorny” issues, while applying theory to a real case experience. The case draws on a variety of social and environmental problems related to hydrofracturing across the U.S. States.  The roles are based on real NGOs, industry associations, and participants in stakeholder participatory processes.  AUTHOR: Daniel Matisoff, Georgia Institute of Technology.  Honorable Mention in Best Teaching Simulation Competition, 2019.

    Politics of Structuring Interorganizational Collaboration and the Selection of 'Good Clients'

    In the context of a network of organizations that work with troubled youth, this case challenges students to think more critically about interorganizational collaboration. Specifically, it provides an opportunity to understand the politics of structuring interorganizational relations, and to sensitize students to the way seemingly rational interorganizational arrangements may mask processes that serve organizational interests by facilitating the selection of "good clients." AUTHOR: Eli Teram, Wilfrid Laurier University. Honorable mention, Best Teaching Case Competition, 2012


    Strategic Network Management in a Community Collaborative

    Network Theory and Social Network Analysis (SNA) are applied in this simulation to examine the organizational networks in public health partnerships. The exercise includes a brief overview of SNA, allowing students to become familiar with the concept and language. AUTHOR: Danielle M. Varda, University of Colorado- Denver. First Place Award, Best Teaching Simulation Competition, 2008

    Tobacco Settlement Distribution Simulation

    After a state receives a $2.5 billion tobacco settlement, public officials must negotiate over how the funds will be allocated. This simulation asks students to operate in a network of public organizations, concerned taxpayers, policy advocates, and elected officials as they balance advocacy and inquiry and work toward both common and diverse goals. AUTHORS: Linda Blessing and Bette F. DeGraw, Arizona State University. Honorable mention, Best Teaching Simulation Competition, 2007


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