A How-to Guide for Working Effectively Across Boundaries

Public sector employees have been trained to deliver results within the boundaries of hierarchy, but what new skills are necessary to work effectively through networks, partnerships, and collaborations?

Dr. Heather Getha-Taylor, who will be joining the faculty of the KU Public Administration Department in the fall, will present a roundtable session at the City & County Management conference next week intended to help attendees collaborate more effectively.

The “Identifying and Developing Boundary-Spanning Skills” session will offer insights on the competencies that are linked to boundary-spanning success. Dr. Getha-Taylor will also present evidence of collaborative competencies among government, private sector, and nonprofit managers who together are working to address complex public problems. The discussion will conclude by considering the ways in which public organizations can foster collaborative skill building to support effective partnerships.

Click here for the complete conference schedule and registration information.