To facilitate and teach collaborative planning and problem solving that promotes individual and community well-being.
Roundtable Strategies (RTS), a Lansing, MI nonprofit, 501(c)(3) organization, supports collaborative efforts to coordinate resources and resolve disputes, particularly for under-served and distressed populations.
Today it is often said that people work in "silos," do things because that's the way they've always been done, or listen only to what they want to hear.
But the needs of the under-served may cut across agencies and programs. Doing things the old way may no longer work. And indulging biases may lead to mistaken judgments.
Collaboration enables participants to:
RTS, launched in 2001, has a successful track record as a proponent and provider of collaborative services. With RTS or in previous positions, its staff and partners have used collaborative skills to:
RTS workshops have introduced or transferred collaboration and conflict resolution skills to agencies and individuals involved in special education, kinship care, mental health services, agriculture, local government, land use planning and other fields.
RTS promotes the convergence of Ideas and resources to improve lives.
RTS BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Dale Iverson, President
Sheri Davie, Secretary
Ron Ford, Treasurer
Sue Feenstra, Office Manager
Carl Thunell, Office Support
Cheryl Levine, Program Coordinator
Laura Zangara, Intake Coordinator
Diane Kullis, Intake Coordinator
Andrea Magyar, Office Assistant
Kate Pigott, Intake Coordinator
John Durling, Outreach Coordinator