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Applied Governance Advice

Collaborative Governance

We provide assessments and advice on how public sector organizations can improve their collaborative governance relationships horizontally across departments, with other levels of government and Indigenous governments, and with external stakeholders and the public. The aim is to help organizations engage more effectively with the other players it needs to accomplish its goals.

What does this service entail?

We use best practice assessments from comparable organizations, internal staff surveys, external stakeholder surveys or interviews, interviews with executive team members, and internal focus group conversations to draw out key governance issues, concerns, and solutions. We will write a report to your specifications on how to engage and collaborate more effectively with key partners and stakeholders.

Who should use this service?

  • Departments, agencies, and Crowns undertaking who have complex and dynamic governance relationships.
  • Public sector executives and leadership teams involved in interdepartmental, collaborative or interjurisdictional governance.
  • Corporate secretariats who support internal, intergovernmental, and external governance structures and processes.
  • Intergovernmental, communications, and stakeholder relations units, executives, and managers.

When should this service be used?

  • When new leadership joins or current leadership wants to review its collaborative governance practices.
  • When strategic planning, priority setting exercises, or resource allocation decisions are being undertaken.
  • When organizational missions and mandates are adjusted or require realignment.