"IBPS is a shift from an authoritative posture, to one of shared authority and responsibility...up and down this organization. I believe this makes us stronger and I believe it's the right thing to do."
~Dr. Jack Daniels III, President of Madison Area Technical College, October 2013 Convocation Address
“IBPS will become the foundation for how we address a myriad of issues that will impact Madison College. This process will also be the foundation from which we will create a shared governance model that is inclusive and provides effective avenues of communication.” ~Dr. Daniels
IBPS is currently in use by the Shared Governance model. Read more about Shared Governance, or access their Blackboard page.
"Getting to Yes" is the book that launched the interest-based approach to problem-solving used in shared governance and in departments, programs, and offices throughout Madison College.
Bruce Patton is co-author with Roger Fisher and William Ury of Getting to Yes: Negotiating Agreement Without Giving In (2nd Ed., Penguin, 1991), which has sold more than 3 million copies and been translated into 23 languages. Most recently he co-authored (with Douglas Stone and Sheila Heen) Difficult Conversations: How to Discuss What Matters Most (Viking/Penguin, 1999), a New York Times Business Bestseller.