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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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
How to Change the Culture of Congress
July 12th, 2021 by Craig Freshley
A couple weeks ago there was a hearing on Capitol Hill on How to Build a Move Civil and Collaborative Culture in Congress. I listened to it live and wrote to the staff afterwards, hoping to get involved. It was pretty inspiring. Chaired by Representative Derek Kilmer (D-WA) and Vice Chair Representative William Timmons (R-SC), …read more