Interest Based Problem Solving (IBPS)

"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

Interest Based Problem Solving (IBPS) is the collaborative approach that is being used for decision-making by the Shared Governance model.  Find IBPS Facilitator resources for your own IBPS uses.

Remaining Spring 2015 IBPS training schedule for Truax (PDF).  Register now through CETL.

 “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 

Request facilitated IBPS services.

IBPS is currently in use by the Shared Governance model.  Read more about Shared Governance, or access their Blackboard page.

IBPS is sponsored by the Provost's office.  Comment?  Question? Contact Kathleen Paris.


Join us for the Spring 2015 All-Campus-Read of the "Getting to Yes" book!

"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.

Complimentary books available in the IBPS Office (Room A2039).  Register on the CETL website.  Full schedule details here.

If you are unable to attend any of the book discussions in person but would like to join the discussion by phone, dial (605) 562-0020 and use Meeting ID# 811-912-194.