From Personality-Driven to Institutionally Driven Collaboration by the US Forest Service

Conflict Resolution Quarterly, 33: 149–176, 2015, DOI: 10.1002/crq.21148

Posted: 26 Jan 2016

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Marcelle DuPraw

Kearns & West, Inc; SRA International

Andrea Bedell-Loucks

US Forest Service

Maia Enzer

US Forest Service

Katie Lyon

Colorado State University

Daniel Silvas

Independent

Lauri Thorpe

University of Akron

Peter B Williams

USDA Forest Service, NFS--WO-EMC

Date Written: November 2, 2015

Abstract

This article describes an approach being used by the US Department of Agriculture's Forest Service to assess and strengthen agency-wide capacity to collaborate effectively with external stakeholders, as well as strategic reasons for investing resources in this endeavor in an era of fiscal austerity. The article examines the role of the third-party neutral in helping agency stakeholders chart the path forward, in the near term and the longer term, and offers reflections on the characteristics of that role that are most important to the efficacy of the over-all effort in this particular case.

Keywords: Personality, Institutional, Collaboration, US Forest

Suggested Citation

DuPraw, Marcelle and Bedell-Loucks, Andrea and Enzer, Maia and Lyon, Katie and Silvas, Daniel and Thorpe, Lauri and Williams, Peter B., From Personality-Driven to Institutionally Driven Collaboration by the US Forest Service (November 2, 2015). Conflict Resolution Quarterly, 33: 149–176, 2015, DOI: 10.1002/crq.21148. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2720406

Marcelle DuPraw (Contact Author)

Kearns & West, Inc ( email )

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SRA International ( email )

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Andrea Bedell-Loucks

US Forest Service ( email )

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Albuquerque, NM 87109
United States

Maia Enzer

US Forest Service ( email )

Pacific Northwest Region
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Portland, OR 97204
United States

Katie Lyon

Colorado State University ( email )

Fort Collins, CO 80523-1771
United States

Daniel Silvas

Independent ( email )

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Lauri Thorpe

University of Akron ( email )

259 S. Broadway
Akron, OH 44325
United States

Peter B. Williams

USDA Forest Service, NFS--WO-EMC ( email )

1400 Independence Ave., SW
2150A Centre Ave, Ste 300
Madison, WI 87109
United States

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