Michael Kern

Michael Kern

Michael Kern

Biographical Info Michael Kern is the former Director of the William D. Ruckelshaus Center and Principal of Michael Kern Consulting, LLC, which provides strategic advice and guidance to public, private, and NGO sector leaders and decision-makers who are designing, conducting, and implementing collaborative processes. Michael has over 30 years of experience in helping groups of diverse interests reach common ground on a wide range of policy issues. In addition to a Master of Public Administration (MPA) degree, Michael has a fine arts background, which helps him bring a creative mindset to policy challenges. He specializes in finding innovative approaches, and getting groups “unstuck.” He has a strong regional, national, and international reputation in the field of collaborative governance, and a network of accomplished and respected practitioners with whom to partner when circumstances dictate. Michael is affiliate or adjunct faculty at the University of Washington, Washington State University, and Seattle University. He is Director of Special Projects at UW's Puget Sound Institute, was Visiting Faculty at the University of Wyoming's Ruckelshaus Institute in 2018-19, and was selected by the US Department of State to serve on the Fulbright Specialist Roster in 2019, being awarded a Fulbright Specialist grant to guest lecture and advise in the area of Peace and Conflict Studies in Israel in 2022.

Email Address michaelkernconsulting@gmail.com

Website http://www.michaelkernconsulting.com

Position or Title Principal

Professional Biography Michael's previous professional affiliations include: the William D. Ruckelshaus Center (which he led for a dozen years); Triangle Associates, Inc. (the nation's oldest continually-operating environmental mediation firm, where he was a Senior Associate); The Wilderness Society (where he launched a large landscape collaborative effort); Long Live the Kings (a salmon recovery NGO where he directed a Congressionally-funded hatchery reform collaboration); the UW Department of Environmental Health (where he facilitated the Hanford Openness Workshops and Tribal Risk Roundtable), Native American Science Outreach Network, and Law School of Mediation Clinic; and the NW Renewable Resources Center (one of the first ECR providers, where Michael began his career, and which mediated/facilitated the creation of the salmon co-management relationship between the State of WA and its Indian Tribes with reserved treaty fishing rights). For more information on this unique history, visit: https://www.pugetsoundinstitute.org/collaboration/collaborative-leadership-project/

Address Line 1 900 24th Avenue

City Seattle

State Washington

Zip 98122

Phone 206-601-4766

Small Business Yes

GSA Schedule Provider No

Federal Employee No

Native Dispute Resolution Network No

Total Cases Last 10 Years 25


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