Managing by Network: 

Spotlight Series

Broaden your awareness of opportunities for partnership and community collaboration.

The Academy's Spotlight Series features federal programs and initiatives that highlight innovative ideas and partnerships. Webinars are led by Guest Speakers from the Academy.

Who Should Attend? Spotlight Series webinars are open to all employees and partner representatives of Federal Agencies.

Tuition: There is no cost for Spotlight Series webinars. 


Registration for the October 26 Spotlight Series Webinar is now full, but this webinar will be recorded.

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Moving Back to the People:

Understanding Asset Based Community Development

Thursday, October 26, 2017 1:00 – 2:30 PM EDT

Presented by John Titre, District Staff Officer, Wilderness, Trails, Recreation, Lands & Special Uses, Coronado National Forest from the U.S. Forest Service.

  • How do you unlock community talents to better address a community’s current and future needs?
  • How can you support decision making for “wicked problems” that are mired in controversy, polarity, and argument?
  • How do you connect your agency’s mission to community needs like rural jobs, youth engagement, and minority participation?

Moving Back to the People: Understanding Asset Based Community Development will explore how to engage  communities in a journey of discovery to find hidden assets, strengths and resources. ABCD uses a range of methods to connect with individuals and stakeholder groups, and to uncover community assets and opportunities. 

By focusing on people – hidden treasures who can help the community thrive - ABCD reframes the conversation from problems to possibilities.

Learn how to encourage community members to see what your agency has to offer.

This webinar will include a 45-minute presentation followed by Q & A.

Who Should Attend? Employees and partner representatives of Federal Agencies with an interest in community collaboration.

Tuition: There is no cost to your work unit or organization. This is a peer learning component of the Academy's interagency Managing by Network course. Spotlight Series webinars are open to all agencies and organizations.

Availability: This webinar is limited to 50 webinar participants.

Registration: October 12-23, 2017. Registered participants will receive webinar link on October 23, with a reminder on October 26.

Contact: Jane Hanson, Registrar, Partnership and Community Collaboration Academy,

Partnering With Private Landowners

Wednesday, March 15, 2017, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM EDT

  • How do you build partnerships on working landscapes?
  • Do you have a project that might benefit from working with NRCS?
  • How can you collaborate with landowners to meet your goals?

The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) is a federal agency that works hand-in-hand with the American people to conserve natural resources on private lands. NRCS provides America's farmers and ranchers with financial and technical assistance to voluntarily put conservation on the ground, not only helping the environment but agricultural operations, too. Learn more about non-regulatory approaches to working with private landowners.

NRCS works in partnership with just about everyone: private landowners, other government agencies (federal, state and local), nonprofits, and corporations. Because our work is done on private property, we have to build trust with our partners. Every day, we are seeking alignment with those who share a vision for working lands.

Presented by Jess Jackson, Jr., USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service, National Partnership Liaison, Fort Worth, TX.

Recording is now available.

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FAQ: Spotlight Series 2017

  • Will this webinar be recorded?

    Yes, we are planning to record this webinar and will make it available soon after the presentation.

  • When do we meet?

    Partnering with Private Landowners will meet on Wednesday, March 15, 1:00 - 2:00 PM EDT.

  • Where do we meet?

    Participants will meet in our virtual classroom. Webinar links will be sent to registered participants prior to the webinar.

  • How long is the presentation?

    There is a 30 minute presentation, followed by Q & A. The webinar is scheduled for 60 minutes.

  • What is the tuition for this webinar?

    There is no cost to your work unit for participating in this webinar.

    The Spotlight Series is co-hosted by:

    • 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
    • Partnership and Community Collaboration Academy

Spotlight Series webinars are a peer-learning component of Managing by Network.


Listen to the 2016 Spotlight Series recordings.


John Titre

District Staff Officer
Wilderness, Trails, Recreation, Lands & Special Uses
Coronado National Forest, AZ





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