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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.

  • The 2022 Annual E-PARCC Teaching Case and Simulation Competition is Open!  

    The 16th Annual E-PARCC Teaching Case and Simulation Competition is open.  We invite submissions for the E-PARCC Competition to further stimulate the creation of effective and innovative teaching cases and simulations.  E-PARCC, a project of the "Collaborative Governance Initiative," provides free online resources for those who teach conflict and collaboration.  Over 3,000 visitors per month from over 40 different countries take advantage of E-PARCC materials.  The E-PARCC Competition consists of two tracks: (1) collaborative problem solving, collaborative governance, and network governance and analysis, and (2) collaborative methods in international development.  Details can be found here.  The deadline is March 12, 2022.  

    2021 Annual E-PARCC Teaching Case and Simulation Competition

    Winners of the Fifteenth Annual E-PARCC Teaching Case and Simulation Competition

    The Program for the Advancement of Research on Conflict and Collaboration (PARCC) is pleased to announce the prize recipients for the 2021 E-PARCC teaching case and simulation competition. The cases and simulations are available online. Congratulations to this year’s winners.

    Winners of the Glendal E. and Alice D. Wright Prize Fund for Conflict and Collaboration Case Studies in International Development

    “#Kifaya #Enough Dangerous Speech for South Sudanese: Collaborative Strategies by Musicians and Local Civil Society Organizations” By Susan Appe, University at Albany-SUNY, Nadia Rubaii, Binghamton University, Kerry Whigham, Binghamton University and Samuel Sebit Emmanuel, Talent Initiative for Development, South Sudan.
    Honorable Mention:
    “MASO: Community Engagement for Improving Livelihood of Youth in Ghana’s Cocoa Sector” By Debapratim Purkayastha and Benudhar Sahu, ICFAI Foundation for Higher Education. 
    Winners of the Collaborative Governance Teaching Case and Simulation Prize
    “Whalebones: Balancing National Priorities, Local Culture and Private Interests” By Kirk Emerson, Andrew Quarles and Jennifer Wendel, University of Arizona.   
     “Monument Negotiation Simulation” By Benjamin Rogers, University of Baltimore.
    “Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance: Working Together to Save Lives” By Syeda Maseeha Qumer and Debapratim Purkayastha, ICFAI Business School.

    Honorable Mention:

    “Tensions in the South China Sea: A Hypothetical International Territorial Waters Dispute Case” by Shawn Enriques and L. Steven Smutko, University of Wyoming.

    E-PARCC is a project of the Program for the Advancement of Research on Conflict and Collaboration’s “Collaborative Governance Initiative."  It provides free online resources for those who teach collaborative public management, networks, development, governance, and problem solving around the world. Visit to see all previously published cases and simulations. PARCC is a research and practice center at the Syracuse University Maxwell School.

    We 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., Howard G. and S. Louise Phansteil, and Glendal E. and Alice D. Wright.

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  • E-PARCC Profiles

    P. Jay Kiedrowski

    Senior Fellow at the Public and Nonprofit Leadership Center (PNLC) at the Humphrey School of Public Affairs at the University of Minnesota 

    Jay Kiedrwoski

    Author of  “Health Careers Institute Collaboration” case 

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