• 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.

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

    PARCC is pleased to announce the 2019 winners of the annual E-PARCC teaching case and simulation competition are now available online.  

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

    Case: VFAN – A Sustainable and Collaborative Initiative to Improve the Livelihoods of Underprivileged Communities in Conflict Countries: The Rwandan Experience.”
    By K.B.S. Kumar and Indu Perepu, IBS Center for Management Research (ICMR)


    Case: The Death of Marchella Pierce: Collaboration, Conflict and Accountability in Child Protective Services”
    By Eric Hepler, Wisconsin Legislative Fiscal Bureau, and Donald Moynihan,  McCourt School of Public Policy, Georgetown University 

    Simulation: “The Toxic Node.”
    By Katherine R. Cooper, Assistant Professor, Communication Studies, DePaul University, H. Brinton Milward, University of Arizona, and Michelle Shumate, Northwestern University.

    Case: “‘Collector Bro’”: Using Social Media to Tap the Power of Volunteerism”
    By Debapratim Purkayastha, Dean, IBS Hyderabad and Vijay Kumar Tangirala.


    Simulation: Hydrofracturing in New Frackillvania.”
    By Daniel Matisoff, Associate Professor, Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts, Georgia Institute of Technology.  

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

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  • E-PARCC Profiles

    Steven M. Maser

    Professor Emeritus of Public Management and Public Policy at Willamette University's Atkinson Graduate School of Management

    Steven M. Maser

    Co-author of the case “Facilitating a Public Policy Issue: Practicing Textbook Tools and Confronting Challenges That Textbooks Don’t” with Samuel J. Imperati of the Institute for Conflict Management, Inc. and with thanks to Jessica Ordonez of Apicality Communication, LLC