Managing by Network

Course Schedule: 2018

 

Start Date: January 17 or 18, 2018

End Date: June 13 or 14, 2018

Managing by Network is presented in 17 webinar sessions over six months. 
Participants meet for 3 consecutive weeks of webinars in our virtual classroom. The following week will be a study hall. This schedule repeats from January to June.

During session weeks, course participants meet for two hour webinars in 4 seminar sized groups of about 30. Webinar groups meet at 11 AM ET and 2 PM ET* on Wednesdays and Thursdays.

We offer each webinar group the same experience. Applicants are asked to select a preferred day and time for the webinar that best fits their schedule. We do our best to accommodate these preferences. 

If you have a schedule conflict with your assigned group, you are always welcome join another group for the session. 

Group days and times are as follows:

Wednesdays

Alpha Group: 11 AM to 1 PM ET

Beta Group: 2 PM to 4 PM ET

Thursdays

Gamma Group: 11 AM to 1 PM ET

Delta Group: 2 PM to 4 PM ET 

* The Academy observes Daylight Saving Time, class times will change accordingly throughout the year.

Course Overview

Sessions 1-5:  Explore Practices

Sessions 6-11:  Strengthen Skills

Sessions 12-17:  Build Trust

Tech Test: January 10 or 11 

Hosted by Jane Hanson and Anne Desmarais

New to WebEx or the Academy classroom

Join us for an optional 30 minute Tech Test, on Wednesday and Thursday at:

  • 11:00 - 11:30am ET
  • 2:00 - 2:30pm ET

We'll help you troubleshoot any technical difficulties before the course begins January 17 and 18.

Session 1: January 17 or 18 - Orientation

Instructors: Liz Madison, Anne Desmarais, and Jane Hanson

  • Welcome and Introductions
  • Tour of the WebEx Classroom and Virtual Campus
  • What is Managing by Network?
  • Course Overview
     

Session 2: January 24 or 25 - Belay On

Instructors: Liz Madison, Anne Desmarais, and Agency Guest Speakers

  • Agency Perspective on Partnership and Community Collaboration
  • Partnership and Community Collaboration Competencies
  • Accountability Practices

Session 3: January 31 or February 1 - See the Possibilities

Instructors: Liz Madison, Anne Desmarais, and Managing by Network Alumni

  • Launching the 2018 Case Study Program
  • Peer to Peer Presentations: Alumni Case Studies
  • What's Behind Leveraging Parterships
  • The Power of Active Listening

Study Hall 1: February 7 or 8

Study hall work is optional and designed to help you apply what you learn.

  • Office Hours: chat with an instructor and other classmates, 2-3pm ET Thursday, February 8 with Anne Desmarais
  • Self-study: catch up on any sessions you missed
  • Homework: workbook exercises and self-assessments
  • Networking: reach out to peers or instructors by email, phone, Facebook or in person
  • Apply your learning on the job

Session 4: February 14 or 15 - Hand, Head, Heart

Instructors: Liz Madison, Anne Desmarais and Natalie Sexton, Chief, Human Dimesions Branch, USFWS; Peter Williams, PhD, and video instructor Wolf Cota, Former National Information Collections Officer (ICO), Office of Regulatory and Management Services

  • Think Like a Social Scientist
  • Collaborative Leadership
  • Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) Q&A 

Session 5: February 21 or 22 - Find the Common Threads

Instructors: Liz Madison and Anne Desmarais 

  • Understanding Partner Cultural Awareness
  • Partnership Check-Up: Assessing Partnership Health and Effectiveness

Session 6: February 28 or March 1 - Cast a Wide Net

Instructors: Liz Madison, Peter Williams, PhD, Kevin Connally, Fish and Wildlife Biologist, Washington Fish and Wildlife Office, Conservation and Habitat Planning, USFWS, and video instructor Matt Birnbaum, PhD 

  • Community Collaboration and the Edwards Aquifer
  • Partnership Network Life Cycle
  • Succession Planning Tips

Study Hall 2: March 7 or 8

Study Hall work is optional and designed to help you apply what you learn.

  • Office Hours: chat with an instructor and other classmates, 2-3pm EDT Thurs Mar 8 with Liz Madison

  • Self-study: catch up on any sessions you missed

  • Homework: workbook exercises and self-assessments

  • Networking: reach out to peers or instructors by email, phone, Facebook or in person

  • Apply your learning on the job

Daylight Saving Time begins March 11, 2018

Session 7: March 14 or 15 - Paddle Together

Instructors: Anne Desmarais, Leigh Goldberg, and video instructor Joy Lujan, Former Community Planner, Collaboration Clinics, RTCA, NPS 

  • Community Collaboration Toolbox: Stakeholder Analysis and Decision-Making Space
  • Tamalpais Lands Collaborative: Community Collaboration Practices

Session 8: March 21 or 22 - Change Your Tack

Instructors: Liz Madison, Peter Williams, PhD, Anne Desmarais, and video instructor Denis Desmarais 

  • Interest-based Negotiation
  • Acts of Persuasion

Session 9: March 28 or 29 - Put the Wind in Your Sails

Instructors: Anne Desmarais, Peter Williams, PhD, Liz Madison, and video instructor Karen Simms, Assistant Field Manager, Gila District, Tucson Field Office, BLM 

  • Facilitation in Action
  • Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA) Briefing

Study Hall 3: April 4 or 5

Study Hall work is optional and designed to help you apply what you learn.

  • Office Hours: chat with an instructor and other classmates, 2-3pm EDT Thurs Apr 5 with Anne Desmarais
  • Self-study: catch up on any sessions you missed
  • Homework: workbook exercises and self-assessments
  • Networking: reach out to peers or instructors by email, phone, Facebook or in person
  • Apply your learning on the job

Session 10: April 11 or 12 - Calm the Waters

Instructors: Anne Desmarais, Liz Madison, and Susan Goodwin, Collaboration and Conflict Management Specialist, DOI Office of Collaborative Action and Dispute Resolution (CADR)

  • The Art of Open-Ended Questions
  • Strengthen Your Conflict Management Skills

Session 11: April 18 or 19 - Smart Moves

Instructors: Liz Madison, Anne Desmarais, John Titre, District Staff Officer, Trails, Recreation, Lands & Special Uses, Coronado National Forest, USFS, and Peter Williams, PhD

  • Asset Based Community Development
  • Managing a Mix of Federal and Non-Federal Funds 
  • Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Insights

Session 12: April 25 or 26 - Walk a Mile in Their Shoes

Instructors: Liz Madison, Anne Desmarais, and video instructor Markci Metcalf, Former Deputy Ethics Counselor, BLM 

  • Partnerships and Ethics Guidance
  • Nonprofit Fundraising Perspectives

Study Hall 4: May 2 or 3

Study Hall work is optional and designed to help you apply what you learn.

  • Office Hours: chat with instructors and other classmates, 2-3pm EDT Thurs May 3 with Liz Madison
  • Self-study: catch up on any sessions you missed
  • Homework: workbook exercises and self-assessments
  • Networking: reach out to peers or instructors by email, phone, Facebook or in person
  • Apply your learning on the job

Session 13: May 9 or 10 - Get Your Ducks in a Row

Instructors: Liz Madison, Anne Desmarais, and Peer Presenters

  • Peer to Peer Presentations: 2018 Case Studies
  • Developing and Managing Partnership Agreements

Session 14: May 16 or 17 - Community Connections

Instructors: Liz Madison and Anne Desmarais

  • Seven Faces of Partnership and Philanthropy
  • Entrepreneurship and Risk Assessment

Session 15: May 23 or 24 - Look Beneath the Surface

Instructors: Liz Madison, Anne Desmarais, Gerald McCarthy, Principal, McCarthy, LLC, and Peer Presenters
 
  • Peer to Peer Presentations: 2018 Case Studies
  • Working with Foundations

Study Hall 5: May 30 or 31

Study Hall work is optional and designed to help you apply what you learn.

  • Homework
  • Office Hours: chat with an instructor and other classmates, 2-3pm EDT Thurs June 8 with Anne Desmarais
  • Self-study: catch up on any sessions you missed
  • Homework: workbook exercises and self-assessments
  • Networking: reach out to peers or instructors by email, phone, Facebook or in person
  • Apply your learning on the job

Session 16: June 6 or 7 - Adapting to Change

Instructors: Anne Desmarais and Liz Madison

  • Building a Politically Savvy Network
  • Corporate Culture Insights

Session 17: June 13 or 14 - Commencement

Instructors: Liz Madison, Anne Desmarais, and Peer Presenters

  • Peer to Peer Presentations: 2018 Case Studies 
  • Gathering In

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Training Needs Self-Assessment

Managing by Network course participants are required to complete a Training Needs Self-Assessment before January 5. Group results are shared with our federal agency coordinators. Individual results are shared confidentially with each participant.
 

A link to the Self-Assessment is sent to course participants via email. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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