The Muskie School of Public Service at the University of Southern Maine is Maine’s public policy school, delivering programs that educate leaders, inform policy and practice, and strengthen civic life. We were hired to plan and facilitate a strategic planning process for the Muskie School. The process included stakeholder interviews, a series of input meetings among faculty, board, chairs, directors, and others, and preparation of a draft strategic plan.
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Shows of Respect
October 26th, 2021 by Craig Freshley
Even when you don’t know someone – wait, especially when you don’t know someone – it works well to show respect. Works with people you know too. Even works with people you don’t like. As a practical matter, when you show respect to someone – whoever they are — you’re more likely to get a …read more
Competition is over-rated. Collaboration please.
July 29th, 2021 by Craig Freshley
I’m afraid that our United States Congress has reached a point where they are unable to solve the problems of the nation. I’m afraid that the United Nations and other coalitions of nations lack political will to actually save our species from climate change. And I’m afraid when I see unnecessary conflict in our communities. …read more