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About the Collaboration Center

Launched at UC Davis in 1990, the Collaboration Center builds professionals' capacity to resolve conflicts and facilitates long-lasting public policy solutions that serve the people and needs of California, and beyond.

Thousands of leaders in communities, universities, government agencies and the private sector have participated in courses and services through the Collaboration Center, which has been recognized for high education standards, expert instructors and consultants, and outstanding client service.

Here's what leaders say the Collaboration Center has enabled them to achieve:

  • Career success
  • Strengthened relationships
  • Resolution of challenging conflicts
  • Improved and inclusive decision-making
  • Long-lasting solutions

Learn more about what the Collaboration Center can offer you:

  • Collaboration services in facilitation, mediation and public engagement bring impartial leadership into your work to resolve complex policy issues and/or achieve balanced solutions among diverse stakeholders. Our team's deep understanding of a wide-range of topics enhances the services we offer, including expertise in natural resource management, transportation, public health, education, agriculture, climate change, environmental justice, and community and economic development.

  • Conflict Resolution courses are designed to fit your busy schedule and provide you with the knowledge and tools to negotiate conflict with "difficult" persons and diverse stakeholders. For professionals interested in a sense of breadth and depth in the field of conflict resolution, we offer a Professional Concentration in Conflict Resolution.

  • Custom training brings our courses—existing and new—on-site, tailored to meet your staff's specific needs. Each training delivers cutting-edge knowledge and practical skills. Instructors are recognized experts in their fields and bring a well-developed understanding of the latest technologies, methods and practices in facilitation, mediation, public engagement and training.