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Academic Programs

We teach from experience grounded in theory

We are at the forefront pioneering innovative collaborative governance practices. Our online academic courses in collaborative governance are built upon theory, as well as experience.   

Courses are taught by PSU faculty and our experienced staff. Our practitioners also mentor interns, involving them in a variety of interesting collaborative governance projects around the state. Students see first-hand how collaboration empowers communities to resolve public issues and implement sustainable solutions.

Collaborative governance students see first-hand how collaboration empowers communities to resolve public issues and implement sustainable solutions.

Many of our courses are offered online

Our online courses have no prerequisites and can be taken in any sequence. They can be taken for credit or no credit.

When taken for credit, all of our online academic courses can be applied toward PSU’s Graduate Certificate in Collaborative Governance.

To learn more about the Graduate Certificate in Collaborative Governance, current academic course offerings, and instructors, visit the collaborative governance certificate courses page on the Hatfield School of Government website.

We offer graduate internships

We offer collaborative governance internships for graduate students who are studying conflict resolution at Portland State University or the University of Oregon. Learn more about our collaborative governance internships. 

Watch the video about our internship program

The Collaborators of Tomorrow: The NPCC Internship Program