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  • 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.

  • Download the winning cases and simulations from the Tenth Annual E-PARCC Competition.  The competition seeks to encourage the development of new cases and new simulations to be used in teaching collaborative public management, collaborative governance and/or collaborative problem solving. 8/8/17

    Public Engagement ToolboxWe invite you to check out the new Public Engagement Toolbox (, 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.

         See all E-PARCC Cases »          See all E-PARCC Simulations »  

  • E-PARCC Profiles

    Eli Teram

    Professor at Wilfred Laurier University in Ontario, Canada

    Eli Teram

    Co-author with Melissa Brazil of the simulation “Collaboration Gone Awry: A Struggle for Power and Control Over Service Delivery in the Non-Profit Sector"