Founded in 2009 by retired Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor, the mission of the Sandra Day O’Connor Institute is to continue her distinguished legacy of solving important social, economic, and political problems to advance civil discussion and civic action.
The O’Connor Institute works to build consensus, form collaborations and help craft solutions to vital public issues, in an environment of mutual respect and shared purpose for a better state and nation.
The O'Connor Institute focuses on three primary areas:
To create a state and nation where important policy decisions affecting our future are made through a process of civil discussion, critical analysis of facts and informed participation of all citizens.
To continue Justice Sandra Day O’Connor’s legacy and lifetime work of solving important social, economic and political problems through civil dialogue leading to civic action.
OUR CORE VALUES:
Non-partisan, objective, fact based, centrist, inclusive, collaborative, civil.
The result of the O'Connor process is not to write reports or make recommendations. It is to build partnerships and collaborations within our state and the nation to implement solutions. The O'Connor process can be replicated in organizations, communities and governments nationally and internationally to promote civil discussion and collaborative problem solving.