Training and Facilitation Services

Training and Facilitation

Our services include meeting facilitation, training and curriculum development for in-person meetings, workshops, conferences, webinars, and self-paced online training. 

Leveraging Academy Expertise and Instructional Resources

Each year, Academy alumni and Federal Training and Partnership Coordinators invite Academy staff to support their training and facilitation needs.  

The most frequently asked questions are listed here. 

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FAQ: Training and Facilitation Services

  • Can a member of the Academy staff join us as a session instructor for classroom or webinar training?

     

    Yes. Academy instructors have presented partnership and community collaboration training for courses offered at the:

    • USFWS, National Conservation Training Center
    • NPS, Mather Training Center
    • BLM National Training Center, and 
    • Regional Training Programs of public agencies.

    Examples Include:

    • Human Dimensions Foundations of Natural Resource Conservation hosted by USFWS, NCTC, Colorado State University Department of Human Dimensions, and the National Wildlife Refuge System Human Dimensions Branch
    • National Wildlife Refuge Friends Academy hosted by USFWS NCTC
    • Advanced Refuge Management Academy hosted by USFWS NCTC
    • National Heritage Areas Forums: Northeast Region hosted by the NPS, National Heritage Area Program and the Alliance of National Heritage Areas
    • Managing Curriculum-based Education Programs and Services hosted by NPS, Mather Training Center
    • Conservation Connect–Corporate Culture Insight hosted by the USFS NPO and the National Forest Foundation
  • Can the Academy host a webinar mini-series based on Managing by Network?

     

    Yes. Managing by Network materials can be adapted into a short course series based on your needs.

    The Academy developed and presented Landscape Conservation Cooperatives Advanced Communication Training, a 6-part webinar mini-series based on elements of the Managing by Network curriculum, to strengthen the collaborative communication skills of LCC committee members.

    For a webinar mini-series, the Academy can support outreach, communications, registration, and evaluation, if desired.

    Course participants: representatives of federal agencies, nonprofits and tribes.

    Requested by: Academy alumni with LLC leadership responsibilities, USFWS NCTC training coordinator, USFWS Landscape Conservation Cooperatives program leads, and BLM NTC training coordinator.

  • Can the Academy facilitate an interagency meeting and/or present training related to the Managing by Network course?

     

    Yes. The Academy’s lead instructors have facilitated strategic planning meetings for the U.S. Forest Service National Partnership Office and Regional Partnership Offices in Washington, D.C., Portland, OR and Atlanta, GA and presented workshop training on Corporate Culture Insights.

    Workshop participants: USFS Partnership Coordinators and NPO Leads

    Requested by: USFS NPO and USFS Regional Partnership Coordinators

  • Can the Academy transition an interactive classroom course to an interactive webinar environment?

     

    Yes. The Academy collaborated with DOI CADR to develop the webinar version of Getting to the Core of Conflict and Communications.

    The Academy cohosts this 3-part webinar series with the lead instructor Susan Goodwin, Collaboration and Conflict Management Specialist, DOI, CADR Office. The DOI CADR team continues to offer the classroom course at various locations throughout the nation.

    Course participants: representatives of federal public agencies

    Requested by: A Managing by Network co-host, DOI Office of Collaborative Action and Dispute Resolution (CADR), and ChiResolutions, developer of the classroom training curriculum and workbook.

  • Can the Academy develop content for self-paced online training?

     

    Yes. Academy staff developed the curriculum and instructional materials for the self-paced online course, Partnership and Collaboration Essentials. This new course builds awareness and understanding of Collaborative Leadership, Community Collaboration, Leveraging Partnerships, Partnership Vision, and Partner Cultural Awareness.

    Course participants: The course pilot will launch in 2017 with NPS employees. This course will be available to public agencies and nonprofit partners via the public portal at DOI Learn in 2018.

    Requested by: An Academy alumna; a Managing by Network co-host; NPS, NCR Office of Community Assistance and Partnerships; NPS, NCR Training Center; NPS Distance Learning Group; DOI University; and DOI Office of Collaborative Action and Dispute Resolution (CADR).

U.S. Forest Service National Partnership Office Workshops

In person and online, Academy staff provided support to the U.S. Forest Service at the request of the National Partnership Office. 

Academy staff serve as guest instructors and subject matter experts (SME) for formal training programs. 

Topics include:

  • Accountability
  • Active Listening
  • The Art of Open-Ended Questions
  • Building a Politically Savvy Network
  • Collaborative Leadership
  • Community Collaboration
  • Conflict Management
  • Decision-Making Space
  • Entrepreneurship and Risk Assessment
  • Facilitation
  • Leveraging Partnerships
  • Principled Negotiation
  • Managing Partnerships
  • Managing a Mix of Federal and Non-Federal Funds
  • Nonprofit Fundraising Perspectives
  • Partner Cultural Awareness
  • Partnering
  • Partnership Assessment
  • Partnership Management
  • Partnerships and Federal Ethics Guidance
  • Persuasion
  • Seven Faces of Partnership and Philanthropy
  • Stakeholder Analysis
  • Strategic Thinking
  • Virtual Facilitation and Collaboration
  • Working with Foundations
  • Working with Corporations

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