Today's hyper-partisan environments have greatly hampered the ability of elected officials on all levels--federal, state, and local--from working cooperatively on societal problems to develop effective policy solutions that can best respect each other's true policy interests. Using a more practical example of how resources can be shared, participants will learn first-hand through a Socratic dialogue how interest-based bargaining can develop policy solutions that maximize participants’ utilities and minimize unintended consequences.
Encouraging and developing the next generation of public sector leaders for Flint and the broader Genesee County region is an imperative. For more than 30 years, The Michigan Political Leadership Program at Michigan State University’s Institute for Public Policy and Social Research has recruited, trained, and inspired public policy leaders, offering them the vision, commitment and skills necessary to govern effectively.
Facilitators: Susy Avery & Steve Tobocman, Co-Directors of the Michigan Political Leadership Program