• 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 Eleventh Annual E-PARCC Teaching Case and Simulation Competition Are Now Available Online

    This year, in addition to the annual competition for teaching cases and simulations in collaborative public management, networks and public management, collaborative governance, international development, and collaborative problem solving around the world, we are happy to announce the Glendal E. and Alice D. Wright Prize Fund for Conflict and Collaboration Case Studies in International Development, a new competition for cases in Development in Transition and Conflict Societies: Effective Use of Collaborative Methods in International Development.  Here is the full list of this year's winning cases and simulations.



    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

    Jeff Loux

    Town Manager for the Town of Truckee and former Department Chair, Associate Dean and Associate Professor at the University of California, Davis

    Jeff Loux

    Author of the E-PARCC simulations “Collaborative Solutions to Transportation, Land Use and Community Design Issues: The City of Chance and Lucky Highway 13” and “Restoration of the Wic Wac Valley"