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John F. Kennedy School of Government
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Linda Kaboolian is Lecturer in Public Policy at
the Kennedy School of Government. Her research and teaching focus
on multi-stakeholder problem solving processes around workplace and
public policy issues. She works with labor, management and
community groups around improved organizational performance and
service to diverse communities. She has a number of projects in
public education and the water industry. Her new book, Win-Win
Labor-Management Collaboration in Education was published this
year. She co-authored Working Better Together: A Practical Guide
for Union Leaders, Elected Officials and Managers and The
Concord Handbook distilling several years of fieldwork about
organizations that bridge racial, ethnic, and class divides. While
she now serves as a neutral mediator, she was an elected officer
and chief bargainer of a union, and a senior manager in the federal
government. She has also served in the state and local and
non-profit sectors. Kaboolian received her PhD from the University
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Selected Publication Citations:
- Book Chapters
Kaboolian, Linda, Allyne Beach, and Michael Gritzuk. "Labor
Management Relations." The Evolving Water Utility. Ed. Gary
P. Westerhoff, et al. American Water Works Association, June 2003.
Kaboolian, Linda, and Paul Sutherland. Win-Win Labor-Management
Collaboration in Education: Breakthrough Practices to Benefit
Students, Teachers, and Administrators. Education Week Press,
- Magazine and Newspaper Articles
Kaboolian, Linda, and Allyne Beach. "Quality Service is Still
Possible Through Labor Management Cooperation." IPMA-HR News
Kaboolian, Linda. "The Privatization of Public Life." Maine
Olmstead Alliance for Parks and Landscape Journal Winter 2004.
Nelson, Barbara J., and Linda Kaboolian. "A More Civil Society:
NGOs at Work for Peace in Northern Ireland." The American
Prospect February 11, 2002.
- Research Papers/Reports
Beach, Allyne, and Linda Kaboolian. "Working Better Together: A
Practical Guide to Help Unions, Elected Officials and Managers
Improve Public Services." Ford Foundation, Public Sector Labor
Management Committee, HLS Labor & Worklife Program, 2005.
Kaboolian, Linda, Barbara J. Nelson, and Amanda Carver. "The
Concord Handbook: How to Build Social Capital Across Communities."
Kellogg Foundation, 2003.
Kaboolian, Linda, and Allyne Beach. "Public Service, Public
Savings: Case Studies in Labor-Management in the Public Sector."
Ford Foundation, 2003.