The Mini-conference on Collaborative Governance and Conflict Resolution aimed to:

Stimulate thinking about the advantages of Collaborative Governance, Civic Engagement and Conflict Resolution in the public arena;

Share real-life stories of Collaborative Policymaking and Civic Engagement;

Introduce the array of processes and methodologies available, including ones that are applicable to intra-organizational work;

Make practical connections between the participants' work and the concepts which will be presented;

Collaboratively think about the next steps of promoting these ideas and expanding people's knowledge and use of them.