A Neutral Forum for Conflict Resolution and Consensus Building

We are a research center and the state office for public collaboration serving government agencies and citizens of Massachusetts as a neutral forum for conflict resolution and consensus-building and an administrator of public mediation programs. Established by statute in 1990, the Massachusetts Office of Public Collaboration provides effective forums for collaborative planning, problem-solving, and public engagement on contentious public issues, and builds capacity within state, regional, and municipal government through evidence-based programming and expedited procurement of resources.

Brookfield Public Dialogue Series on Open Space and Recreation - Final Report

Over the winter of 2018, Brookfield residents engaged in a series of public dialogues to deliberate on the question: How should Brookfield use its natural and recreation areas to honor its character and ensure sustainability as a community? MOPC facilitated the dialogues, in partnership with Brookfield town officials, to capture public sentiment ahead of the town updating its 2010 Open Space & Recreation Plan.
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Municipal Conflict Resolution Needs

MOPC released a final report on the Municipal Conflict Resolution Needs Assessment Study - learn more about the study and read the report here.
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Parenting Disputes Research Published

MOPC Research Unit's research article on addressing parenting disputes through community mediation was published by Sage.
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Massachusetts Office of Public Collaboration

100 Morrissey Boulevard McCormack Hall, 1st Floor, Room 627
Boston, MA 02125-3393