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William D. Ruckelshaus Center

As a joint effort of Washington State University and the University of Washington, the Center’s mission is to act as a neutral resource for collaborative problem solving in the region. The Center provides expertise that improves the availability and quality of voluntary collaborative approaches to policy development and multi-party dispute resolution. Center services include conflict assessment and neutral forums; capacity building activities such as training and systems design; and research that frames issues and advances the effectiveness of collaborative processes.

Michael Kern

Washington State University & University of Washington

901 5th Avenue
Suite 2900
Seattle, WA 98164


Training (short-term) Technical Assistance Implementation of Policy Evaluation Policy Development Project Management Teaching (graduate and undergraduate) Planning/Problem Solving