What can we do for you?

 What can we do for you? We are a community of partners hip-minded people working throughout and across federal agencies to build skills, apply knowledge and learn from peers.



What is the ladder of inference? 


Susan Goodwin, Collaboration and Conflict Management Specialist, walks us up the ladder of inference in this short video. 

Understand how observable data could lead to actions that might not be in your best interest – and what you can do to change your perspective. 

Photo courtesy of NPS, Bandelier National Monument, NM.


How do you build community?

Just 30 minutes outside the Twin Cities, the Mississippi and the St. Croix Rivers merge, creating a wealth of scenic and recreational opportunities. Randy Thoreson, Outdoor Recreation Planner, NPS, shares his success story in the  Great Rivers Confluence Project . Learn more about the Great Rivers Confluence and the Rivers, Trails, and Conservation Assistance Program of the NPS. Apply for  RTCA project assistance  between now and June 30. Open to public agencies and community groups, not restricted to the NPS.


Instructor Spotlight

Jane HansonLeigh  Goldberg has learned a thing or two about partnerships throughout her 20 years working in the public and private sectors. She joined the Managing by Network class this spring to talk about community collaboration practices in California. Taking an innovative approach, four land management agencies are working together to help to sustain the health of iconic Mount Tamalpais. Leigh is one of three consultants-in-residence on the Academy’s team of instructors.


We support a partnership training network.

We support a partnership training network.


 Partnership and Community Collaboration Academy 

The 22 Competencies

The 22 Competencies

featured in Managing by Network.

Managing by Network is cohosted by:

  • Partnership and Community Collaboration Academy
  • BLM National Training Center and National Partnership Office
  • USFS National Partnership Office
  • USFWS National Conservation Training Center
  • DOI Office of Collaborative Action and Dispute Resolution

The Academy's Spotlight Series features federal programs and initiatives that highlight innovative ideas and partnerships.

Upcoming Training 

from Our Partners

Strategies and Tactics for the Experienced Conservation Negotiator, USFWS NCTC

  • Shepherdstown, WV,  August 29-31, 2017

Human Dimensions Foundations of Natural Resource Conservation, USFWS 

  • Estes Park, CO, September 15-17, 2017

Negotiation Skills for Conservation Professionals: Building a Foundation, USFWS NCTC

  • Shepherdstown, WV,  October 31 - November 2, 2017

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