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.



Do you work well with others? 

Collaborative Practices in Strategic Planning - link to video 

Matt Magee and Patricia Johnston discuss how the BLM Strategic Planning Team developed a blueprint to support and nurture collaboration as a practice throughout the agency. Learn more about the nation-wide virtual planning process, the role played by USGS social scientists, and the Bureau’s action items to support internal and external collaboration.


How do you approach landowners?

Fishers and Farmers case study, Heidi Keuhler

The Fishers and Farmers Partnership is bringing flexible funding, technical assistance, and watershed leaders to the Upper Mississippi River Basin. Learn more from the 2017 case study by Heidi Keuler, Fish Habitat Biologist for the USFWS.


The truth is, without knowing we’re doing it, conservation personnel often approach projects as though we know THE answer. If we’re working as true collaborators and partners, we might rather say: “This is an important situation for all of us. Here’s what we know.” And then ask: “Together, how can we facilitate strong, long-term decisions for a stable landscape and community?”


Academy Spotlight

Trevor NeedhamTrevor Needham brings his expertise in both the public and nonprofit sectors to his role as the BLM’s Federal Coordinator for the Managing by Network course. Trevor is the National Partnerships Program Lead, Division of Education, Interpretation and Partnerships, BLM. 

Before joining the BLM, Trevor worked at the USFWS, the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation, and the National Environmental Education and Training Foundation. His award winning career was built on a passion for the environment and a commitment to conservation. 


We support a partnership training network.

We support a partnership training network.


 Partnership and Community Collaboration Academy 

The 22 Competencies featured in Managing by Network

The 22 Competencies

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 webinars 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

Collaboration and Conflict Transformation in Multi-party Processes,  USFWS NCTC

  • Shepherdstown, WV,  October 16-20, 2017. Registration open through August 4.

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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