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How We Got Here Briefing



by Elena Gonzalez and Carolyn Burrell


Slide 1:

The Office of Collaborative Action and Dispute Resolution

How we got here…


Slide 2:

The Process…

  • Departmental Review of ADR policy, programs and organizational structures
  • Interagency work group and executive committee
  • Benchmark Survey (22 agencies)
  • Internal Data Collection
  • Findings and Next Step Recommendations
  • Secretary’s Order creating new office

Slide 3:

Goals . . .

  • to foster a culture and climate where the use of ADR techniques and collaborative processes is a standard business practice throughout the Department
  • Conflicts are prevented or resolved at the earliest opportunity and the lowest possible level in all areas of the Department’s work
  • workplace, programmatic, contracts and regulatory
  • Federal ADR Community is watching DOI

Slide 4:

Workplace ADR

A Sudden Outbreak of Common Sense


Slide 5:

Workplace Design Team

Feb 4-6, 2002
U.S. Geological Survey


Slide 6:

Summary

  • Charter/Charge
  • Includes Bureaus and Functions, i.e. Office of Solicitor, HR, EEO
  • Modeling interest based collaborative approach to design
  • Team Building
  • Training in design of Integrated Conflict Management Systems
  • Identified subgroups:
    • Communication strategies
    • Model design

Slide 7:

Summary….(2)

  • Next meeting scheduled for April
  • Will examine private sector models