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With conflicts over development, environmental protection and economic growth heating up across the nation, and citizens groups everywhere becoming more organized, sophisticated and influential, this case's themes and issues are familiar even to people without any knowledge of or experience in land use and zoning. The conflicts have a ring of truth; the characterizations of the various interest groups and their initial concerns, needs, fears and positions are realistic and credible.
St. Joseph Shopping Mall is a role-play exercise in multi-party negotiations.
This two-day simulation focuses on the negotiation of controversial and complex issues related to the 2,000-mile border that separates and joins the United States and Mexico as neighbors. Originally designed for an Introduction to Latin American & Latino Studies course, the simulation can also be used in other academic settings to highlight the complexity of international negotiations, to help students identify with a non-U.S. perspective, and/or to showcase the practical and emotional implications of theoretical foreign policy.
This two-day simulation focuses on the negotiation of controversial and complex issues related to the 2,000-mile border that separates and joins the United States and Mexico as neighbors.
A simulation exercise on environmental issues. Students experience the process of conflicts and the personal responses that both cause and result from it. Teaches key principles in conflict resolution and multiparty negotiations.
This is one of the outstanding exercises available for teaching conflict resolution concepts and skills.
In a situation that is typical of small nonprofit boards, this tightly focused case looks at an awkward moment in a board meeting. While there are many versions of this story in the annals of small nonprofits, this case leaves the board chair deciding in real time how to handle a confrontation and limit the damage when a popular employee brings an entourage of volunteers to a board meeting to protest a recent management decision.
In a situation that is typical of small nonprofit boards, this tightly focused case looks at an awkward moment in a board meeting.
This leadership story demonstrates how angry and grief stricken families of people incarcerated under mandatory drug sentencing laws are mobilized to put a face on injustice and build diverse alliances to combat mandatory minimums.
Julie Stewart and her colleagues mobilize the angry and grief stricken families of people incarcerated under mandatory drug sentencing laws.
After 5 cyclist fatalities in 16 months, city leaders decided something needed to be done.
Bicycling and Coast City is a comprehensive case study based upon a fictionalized city on the central coast of a Western state.
Justice Christine Cahill (ret.) transplanted the FSI project from the University of Michigan Law School for implementation in King County, WA, by her organization, the Child Justice Advocacy Center (CJAC), which focuses on child welfare issues. Externally, the FSI relies on authorizers and referral partners with widely varying interests to refer cases and cooperate in addressing clients’ legal needs. Organizationally, the FSI is managed by Jennifer Clancy of the CJAC, which also employs and houses the social worker. Other project partners – the Washington Justice Center and the Parent Support Association – employ the remaining team partners and contract their services to the FSI project. Internally, the multi-disciplinary aspect of the team brings together professions not accustomed to collaboration to address and manage clients’ legal issues.
Jennifer Clancy, Project Director for the CJAC and protagonist of this case, implemented and supervises the project. As we meet Clancy, two social workers, two attorneys, and one parent ally have left the project in its short two-year history – a turnover rate of 167 percent. Upon the most recent departure, Clancy faces the decision to shut down the time-limited pilot or reengage stakeholders and modify aspects of governance and management to address deficiencies in communication and accountability that are impacting staff performance, engagement and satisfaction.
Jennifer Clancy, Project Director for the Child Justice Advocacy Center (CJAC) and protagonist of this case, implemented and supervises the Family Support Initiative (FSI) project.
The material on Central Falls is presented chiefly as a ―retrospective case‖ in which an instructor and students can review how the issue of school failure emerged in this community and state, how different actors were mobilized by it, and how the initial impasse between administration and teachers ultimately came to be resolved.
In January 2010 controversy erupted in the small city of Central Falls, Rhode Island, after state education officials identified the local high school as in need of overhaul due to the low level of
This case presents challenges in linking policy analysis and development to implementation when confronted with conflict from within and without a public organization. It is appropriate for use in a graduate level public management course and would also work well in a leadership or ethics class.
The California Bureau of Public Lands is responsible for the management of all state-owned lands. It contracts with private timber companies to harvest timber.
Set in rural Wyoming, this is a multi-faceted consolidation case, which depicts the efforts of Holy Family Hospital and Gorsich General Hospital to reduce operating costs by combining services.