Dynamics and Outcomes of ECR: New Research on Change, Motivations and Actionable Results
Wednesday, May 21, 2008, 1:30pm – 3:00pm

E. Franklin Dukes, Ph.D. (Moderator) - Institute for Environmental Negotiation, University of Virginia
William Hall, Ph.D. - George Mason University
Bill Leach, Ph.D., California State University, Sacramento
Debra Whitall, Ph.D. - USDA Forest Service, National Partnership Office,

Track: Evaluating ECR: What’s in it for me?

This panel features recent research and experience about key factors influencing dynamics and outcomes of ECR. William Hall describes turning points in 29 ECR cases that revealed a typical pattern of process change, the types of actors who tend to precipitate change and how change varies in different types of cases. Debra Whitall uses network theory to examine the relationship between social capital, network structure and a group's decision capability and performance. Bill Leach examines two comparable processes, one developed with traditional means and one seeking consensus, considering the resulting plans as well as social and intellectual capital and institutional change.

Primary Target Audience(s): Corporate Entities/Resource Users • ECR Practitioners/Attorney Mediators • Government Staff (Federal, State, Local and Tribal) • Non-governmental Organizations

Ambruster Presentation - Water Plan Study
Whitall Integrated Model of Network Performance
Whitall Presentation - Network Analysis of a Shared Governance System