Collaborative planning means integrating ideas, opinions, and objectives to resolve common issues. It is a process of communication, problem solving, and decisionmaking. Involving diverse partners in the planning process results in greater buy-in and outcomes that address greater needs. This factsheet provides an overview of concepts and methods that resource professionals can use to ensure they are engaged early in the planning process, have a better understanding of the scales of planning, use science to build support, overcome barriers, and are aware of the skills necessary to collaborate effectively.
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