Collaborative Governance: Path Forward or Pipe Dream?

October 3, 2018 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm America/Toronto Timezone
140 McLaughlin College, Senior Common Room
77 McLaughlin Rd
North York, ON M7A 2C5
Vicky Carnevale
416-736-2100 Ext: 33824
Collaborative Governance: Path Forward or Pipe Dream? @ 140 McLaughlin College, Senior Common Room | Toronto | Ontario | Canada

This presentation will explore what is meant by “collaborative governance,” and discuss the challenges and opportunities it raises. The problems confronting modern society are complex and multi-faceted, and as such, do not lend themselves to simple solutions or linear decision-making. As such, they are beyond the reach of governments alone to address. At a minimum, what is required is the involvement, commitment and ingenuity of multiple stake-holders. Increasingly, this is brought about by networks which bring together key players searching for solutions to public policy issues. However, networks bring about their own set of challenges. Differing viewpoints and personalities, and more fundamentally, conflicting interests, need to be acknowledged and reconciled. Yet without the involvement of the relevant parties, “solutions” that emerge will likely be partial, distorted, and short-lived. We will review what we know, and what we don’t know, about this model of governance.

Poster: Claude M. Rocan_Poster_ Oct. 3_18

Speaker: Claude Rocan
Date: Wednesday, October 3, 2018
Time: 12 pm - 1:30 pm
Location: Senior Common Room, 140 McLaughlin College

For further information, please contact Vicky Carnevale at: x: 33824 or

Hosted by the Office of the Head of McLaughlin College.