Introduction
Analyses of Current Events, Opinions and Observations

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CMM Solutions

A workshop focusing on how CMM can be applied in consultations, both professional and personal. Click on the link for details about May 13-14, 2011, workshop to be held at the Asilomar Conference Grounds in Monterey, California.

Our Response to Terrorism

This essay applies CMM concepts to the way President Bush framed what has become known as the "war on terrorism" in his response to the " 9/11 " attacks.

Aligning the Work of Government to Support the Work of Citizens: A Study of Public Administrators in Local and Regional Government

This report describes the "why, what, and how" of civic engagement from the perspective of local and regional government staff members. The study was supported by the Kettering Foundation and was done in cooperation with Common Sense California, now known as the Davenport Institute for Public Engagement and Civic Leadership at Pepperdine University. A major finding: successful civic engagement entails a transformation in the relationships between the public and government officials.