In bringing the information presented thus far in the lesson together, we can conceptualize how collaboration generally occurs. In addition to bringing together the individual components of collaboration, the arrows in the diagram above illustrate important relational aspects. Especially important is the iterative feedback that occurs in which the outcomes from collaboration shape the future process. The next module highlights the important of monitoring and evaluation.
With this broad understanding of how collaboration occurs, we now turn our attention to details which distinguish approaches employed in sustainable communities. We specifically focus on higher education institution (HEI)-community partnerships, collaboration, and adaptive co-management.