Welcome to the Buechner
Institute for Governance, the applied outreach arm of the School of Public
Affairs. The Buechner Institute was established in 2009, consolidating
several research centers, leadership programs and other activities that have
been active in Colorado for more than 30 years. The Institute is named in
honor of John Buechner, former CU Denver Chancellor, CU President, and SPA
Governance on public issues in
2013 is a complex, fluid, and multi-faceted activity. We believe that
effective governance requires creative contributions from people in all sectors
of society – public, nonprofit, and private. We also believe that
effective governance requires solid information about the nature of public
problems and available solutions.
The Buechner Institute was
established to support effective governance in a complex world. One of
our key functions is to connect our valuable faculty and staff research to
interested audiences, via events, reports and briefings. We also
provide relevant and rigorous training to government and non-profit
officials. And, we provide convenings on public issues that encourage and
support informed, civil discourse.
Please contact us if you are
interested in any of these services or programs. And, look for our
announcements about upcoming events and programs of interest.
Paul Teske, Interim Director
School of Public Affairs