Managing by Network 

is now celebrating its 10th year!

Gain new insights in partnership and community collaboration.


Open Seat applications will be accepted for consideration through December 15, 2017.

The application period for BLM, USFS and USFWS National Scholarships has closed.

See the Tuition section of Managing by Network for more details.

Want to know more? Contact us.

Preview the 2018 Managing by Network Application


2018 MBN Supervisor Recommendation

2018 MBN Supervisor Recommendation

Preview the Supervisor Recommendation form

Supervisor Recommendation: If your position requires supervisor approval to participate in this course, please ask your supervisor to review the requirements for Managing by Network.

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 explore practices, build skills, and learn from peers.



What is Managing by Network?

What is Managing by Network?

Take just 12 minutes to watch “What is Managing by Network?” and learn what is driving innovation in public agency operations today.

Liz Madison explains the four trends behind Managing by Network, taking a look at how Golden Gate National Recreation Area became the archetype of public lands stewardship for the 21st century. (photo courtesy of NPS)


How are your KSAs?

How are your KSAs?

If you have an Individual Development Plan, we have a list of training that may appeal to you. Based on our 5 core Partnership and Community Collaboration Competencies, this list covers Partnership Management, Addressing Stakeholder Conflicts, Human Dimensions, and more. Our partners have provided these online and in person training recommendations for our community of practice.

Guest Instructor Spotlight

Natalie Sexton, USFWS

Natalie Sexton is Chief of the Human Dimensions branch of the National Wildlife Refuge System. As a guest instructor for Managing by Network in 2018, Natalie will share her understanding of how people fit into the conservation equation, and what we can do to influence changes in their attitudes and behaviors.




We support a partnership training network.

We support a partnership training network.


 Partnership and Community Collaboration Academy 

Learn more about the 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 Division of Education, Interpretation and Partnerships
  • 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

Getting to the Core of Conflict and Communications, DOI CADR

  • BLM National Training Center, Phoenix, Arizona, October 25, 2017

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

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

Fou ndations in Public Participation, USFWS NCTC

  • Shepherdstown, WV,  November 13 - 17, 2017

Facilitating Dynamic Meetings, DOI CADR

  • BLM National Training Center, Phoenix, Arizona, December 6-7, 2017

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