Anne Desmarais

Anne is a facilitator, writer and program director with two decades of experience working in training, collaborative conservation and program development. Her expertise includes the design and delivery of on-site and online training, training needs assessment, facilitation, grant writing, GIS and resource conservation.

As Assistant Director, Anne serves as instructor, facilitator, curriculum manager and peer learning coordinator for the Academy's training programs, including Managing by Network and the Spotlight Series Webinars, Getting to the Core of Conflict and Communications (GTC3 Online), and the Partnership and Community Collaboration Fundamentals / Train -the-Trainer Workshops. 

Anne coaches course participants through the peer-learning and case study programs. She also shares the Academy's partnership practices as a guest speaker and facilitator at national conferences and agency workshops.

Clients and employers include the Bureau of Land Management / National Training Center, USDA Office of Partnerships and Public Engagement, Forest Service, National Heritage Program of the National Park Service, The Conservation Fund/Conservation Leadership Network, The Nature Conservancy, ESSA Technologies and the University of Redlands.

Anne holds an MEM in Resource & Landscape Ecology from Duke University, a BA in Biology from Pomona College, and was the recipient of a Doris Duke Conservation Fellowship, Thomas J. Watson Fellowship, and Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship.

Anne is also featured in the following instructional videos:

Foundations: Facts, Myths and Roles, 9 mins

Foundations: Research, Relationships and Results, 8 min

A Facilitator's Best Practices, 18 mins

Anne Desmarais 

Assistant Director
Peer Learning Coordinator
Partnership and Community Collaboration Academy


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