Managing by Network 

2017 Course Notebook

Find the roster of participants, instructor presentations, links to instructional videos, and additional resources. 

These course materials will help you dig deeper, as you apply your knowledge and skills to partnerships and community collaboration. 

Coming Up:

SPAM Update 4/26/17: We're still hearing reports from BLM and USFWS that webinar announcements are going to spam. If you did not see the Academy's webinar announcement in your email, please check your SPAM folder. We are working on a resolution with the I.T. Help Desk.

Session 12: May 3 or 4 - Walk a Mile in Their Shoes

Prewebinar Assignments:
  1. Read: The Partnerships and Ethics Pop Quiz Questions and Note Your Answers Partnership Ethics Fact Pattern Pop Quiz.pdf
  2. Watch: Nonprofit Fundraising and Public-Private Partnerships (CC) with Liz Madison, 18 mins

Instructors: Liz Madison and Anne Desmarais 


1. Welcome - Anne Desmarais, 5 mins

2. Partnerships and Ethics Guidance – Liz Madison, 45 mins

3. Stretch Break - 5 mins

4. Nonprofit Fundraising Perspectives – Liz Madison 30 mins

5. Nonprofit Fundraising and Financial Management Due Diligence Practices – Liz Madison 30 mins

6. Aha! - 5 mins

On the Horizon:

Study Hall Week: May 10 & 11

Instructors: Liz Madison and Matt Birnbaum, Ph.D. will host the Office Hours webinar.

Study Hall work is optional and designed to help you apply what you learn. Choose from any of the following activities:

1.      Office hours: chat with instructors and other classmates, 2-3pm ET Thursday, May 11.

2.      Homework: self-assessments and workbook exercises.

3.      Network: reach out to a classmate or instructor by email, phone, Facebook or in person.

4.      Self-study: catch up on what you missed or dive deeper on previous session materials

5.      Do nothing. Study hall work is optional.


Course Notebook Materials listed with this arrow icon are recommended for self-study when you miss a webinar.

MBN 2017 Course Materials Archive

  • Session 11: Smart Moves, April 26 & 27 Session 11: Smart Moves, April 26 & 27

    Presentations: ABCD Practices and Storytelling.pdf Thoughts about Evaluation Partnerships and Conservation.pdf Evaluation Logic Models created in class with Popplet Video: Appreciative Inquiry: A Conversation with David Cooperrider Additional Resources: ABCD guiding principles and key...

  • Session 10: Fine Tune Your Approach, April 19 & 20 Session 10: Fine Tune Your Approach, April 19 & 20

    Presentations: Principled Negotiation  Persuasion Insights  Video Assignments: The Story of the Orange , 2 mins with Denis Desmarais Persuasion with Liz Madison, 22 mins Deeper Dive: Principled Negotiation (CC) 23 mins with Denis Desmarais Instructors: Denis Desmarais Anne...

  • Session 09: Change Your Tack, April 5 & 6 Session 09: Change Your Tack, April 5 & 6

    Presentations: Making Meetings Work.pdf Facilitation in Action.pdf   Video Instruction: Making Meetings Work (CC) with Liz Madison, 11 mins Deeper Dive: A Facilitator's Best Practices with Anne Desmarais, 18 mins   Additional...

  • Session 08: Calm the Waters, March 29 & 30 Session 08: Calm the Waters, March 29 & 30

    Presentations: Laws Guiding Community Engagement FACA.pdf FACA Decision Tree.pdf ChalondaJasper_USFS_Planning Specialist Ecosystem Management Coordination_FACA Meeting Management.pdf RachelLondon_USFWS_Fish and Wildlife Biologist_Ecological Services_Adventures in FACA_How USFWS Developed Its...

  • Session 7: Paddle Together, March 22 or 23 Session 7: Paddle Together, March 22 or 23

    Presentations:  TLC Formation Managing Public Lands for Impact and Sustainability_TLC Case Study Community Collaboration Tools and Concepts.pdf Video assignments:  Measuring the Health of Mount Tam, 5 mins Collaboration Toolbox with Joy Lujan Stakeholder Analysis (5...

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Managing by Network FAQ

  • What are the Managing by Network learning objectives?

    Applying knowledge and skills learned in this course, participants will be able to:
    1. create or strengthen an internal and external network of individuals and organizations to advance the mission of the agency;
    2. build trust with external partners using collaborative leadership, partnership leverage and partner cultural awareness;
    3. sustain partnership accountability using external awareness and communication skills including collaboration, conflict management, facilitation, persuasion and negotiation;
    4. develop, monitor and evaluate formal partnership agreements and projects that rely on a mix of federal and nonfederal funding, and
    5. identify and apply agency policies and practices related to partner fundraising and donation activities. 
  • What if I have a schedule conflict?

    If you know you will miss a webinar, please email us:

    Here are some ways you can catch up:

    1. Review session materials posted here: pre-webinar videos, presentations, activities or resources.
    2. Invite a colleague to sit in for you, and debrief later.
    3. Follow up with a peer in the class.
    4. Follow up with the instructors if you have questions or would like to discuss what we covered in class.

    Please note that we do not record Managing by Network webinars in order to encourage everyone to speak freely about their work in partnership, without concern about their comments being taken out of context.

  • Are you new to the WebEx classroom?

    The classroom will be open 20 minutes before the start of class. Plan to call the conference line, and then log in to the webinar, using the links sent to you via email

    Please log in to the webinar 10 minutes early to troubleshoot any technical difficulties.

    Some participants may encounter a local firewall. If this happens, you will need to contact your IT help desk to get permission to download the WebEx software. As an immediate workaround, you can click on the link to "run a temporary application" at WebEx to gain access to the webinar. 

    Joining a Webinar_WebEx Event Center.pdf

2017 MBN Class Roster

as of 3/14/2017

MBN Study Hall

Find assignments, RSVP for Office Hours, and share your progress on sessions you missed. 

MBN Course Schedule

MBN Instructors

The 22 Competencies

Case Study Program

Planning to present? Prepare with the  case study checklist and presentation guide.

All the slots are currently taken, but add a comment on our Doodle poll to join the wait list. 

Change of plans or want to discuss? Send us an email!



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