Liz is Co-founder and Director of the Partnership and Community Collaboration Academy. The Academy’s applied training and research programs reflect the new era of public/private stewardship and the professional skills needed to achieve sustainability.
Liz serves as the lead instructor of the Academy’s Managing by Network course.
Her applied research interest includes Training Needs Analysis, Social Network Analysis and Virtual Training Tools and Techniques.
She has served as a guest instructor at the USFWS National Conservation Training Center, BLM National Training Center, Stephen T. Mather Training Center, NPS National Capital Region Training Center, George Washington University, Hampton University and The College of William and Mary. Conference and workshop instruction includes: National Heritage Areas NE Workshop, Land Trust Alliance National Rally, Association of Partners for Public Lands and the National Association for Interpretation.
For over 30 years, Liz has worn many professional conservation hats with great success: national park ranger, chief development officer, member of conservation boards, consultant for nonprofit, profit and public agency management, capital campaigns, partnerships and public relations.
To the Academy she brings her experience from working with and on behalf of The Conservation Fund, the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation, the Friends of the Elkhorn Ranch, National Museum of Forest Service History, Keystone Elk Country Alliance, Boone and Crockett Club, National Park Foundation, Living Lands and Waters, Harpers Ferry Historical Association, Natural Resources Council of America, SeaWorld Parks and Entertainment, the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, Equestrian Land Conservation Resource and the University of Idaho.
She earned a B.A. and M.A. from The College of William and Mary. She resides in Sterling, Virginia with her husband, Dwight and German Shepherd, Ranger.
Liz is also featured in the following instructional videos:
What is Managing by Network?, 12 mins
Formal Agreements Overview, 16 mins
What is a Peer-Learning Network?, 6 mins
Using Social Network Analysis, 8 mins
Leveraging Partnerships, 6 min
Partnership Network Life-Cycle, 8 mins
Making Meetings Work, 11 mins
Partner Cultural Awareness, 9 mins
Political Savvy, 8 mins
Persuasion, 22 mins
Strategic Planning: Finding the Value 13 mins, Planning Phases 27 mins, Tips on Use and Readiness 9 mins
Business Plan: Benefits and Use 6 mins, Cover to Cover 25 mins, Phases and Development 12 mins
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