Chapter 3.5: Issues and Obstacles to Effective Partnering
Collaborative planning requires approaching issues on many levels. Many of the participating stakeholders will be working together for the first time; others may have historic relationships. There will be different opinions on what services are needed and how they should be provided. It is important for stakeholders to become familiar with many unique terms, as information and analysis often cross disciplinary lines. Clearly defining terms can eliminate communication barriers and increase stakeholder knowledge. Role clarification may be helpful as well.