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Academy Staff  work with Federal Agency Coordinators, the Instructional Team, and Guest Speakers to support a community of practice in the emerging professional field of partnership management and community collaboration. 

Academy Staff

 
Liz Madison

 

Liz Madison, Director and Lead Instructor

 

Anne Desmarais

 

Anne Desmarais, Assistant Director, Peer-Learning Coordinator and Lead Instructor

 

Jane Hanson

 
 
Jane Hanson, Assistant Director, Communications and Registrar
 
 
 
Peter Williams
 
 
Peter Williams, Ph.D., Instructor, Consultant-in-Residence

 

 

Federal Agency Coordinators 

Managing by Network 2020

 

Seth Cohen,  USACE

Seth Cohen, Ph.D., Facilitator, Collaboration Specialist, Institute for Water Resources, Collaboration and Public Participation Center of Expertise, USACE

 

 

Ora Dixon, Course Leader, National Conservation Training Center, USFWS

 

Susan Goodwin

 

Susan Goodwin, Facilitator, Mediator, Trainer, Office of Collaborative Action and Dispute Resolution, DOI

 

Trevor Needham

 

Trevor Needham, National Partnerships Program Lead, Division of Education, Interpretation and Partnerships, BLM

 

Joe Smith

 

Joe Smith, National Partnership Coordinator, National Partnership Office, USDA FS

 

Rebecca Stanfield McCown

 

Rebecca Stanfield McCown, PhD, Director, Stewardship Institute, NPS

 

 

Toni Suminski, Leadership Exploration and Development Training Coordinator, National Training Center, BLM

Joe Smith

 

Joe Smith, National Partnership Coordinator, National Partnership Office, USFS

 

 

Instructional Team

Managing by Network 2020

 

Wylie Carr, USFWS

 

Wylie Carr, Social Scientist, South Atlantic-Gulf & Mississippi Basin, USFWS

 

Wendy Connally, Co-Facilitator

 

Wendy Connally, Conservation Planner and Project Manager, Co-Facilitator

 

Moses Chun, NPS

 

Moses Chun, Program Specialist, Stewardship Institute and Rivers, Trails, and Conservation Assistance Program, NPS

 

Seth Cohen, USACE

 

Seth Cohen, Ph.D., Facilitator, Collaboration Specialist, Institute for Water Resources, Collaboration and Public Participation Center of Expertise, USACE

 

 Leigh Goldberg, Faciliator

 

Leigh Goldberg, Instructor and Scholar-in-Residence, Academy

 

Susan Goodwin, DOI CADR

 

Susan Goodwin, Facilitator, Mediator, Trainer, Office of Collaborative Action and Dispute Resolution, DOI

 

Natalie Sexton, USFWS

 

Natalie Sexton, Chief, Human Dimensions Branch, National Wildlife Refuge System, USFWS

 

John Titre, USDA FS

John Titre, District Staff Officer, Wilderness, Trails, Recreation, Lands & Special Uses, Coronado National Forest, USDA FS

 

Lisa Van Alstyne, USFWS

 

 Lisa Van Alstyne , Fish & Wildlife Administrator – Policy, Wildlife and Sport Fish Restoration Program

 

Peter Williams

 

Peter Williams, Ph.D., PBW Consulting

 

Guest Speakers

Managing by Network 2020 

Steve Guertin, USFWS

 

Steve Guertin, Deputy Director for Policy, USFWS

 

Rich Minnis, USFWS

 

Richard Minnis, PhD, Chief, Branch of Applied Landscape Conservation and Policy, National Conservation Training Center, USFWS

 

 Trevor Needham, BLM

 

Trevor Needham, National Partnerships Program Lead, Division of Education, Interpretation and Partnerships, BLM

 

Ellen Shaw, USDA FS

 

Ellen Shaw, Deputy Director, National Partnership Office, USDA FS

 

Rebecca Stanfield McCown, NPS

 

Rebecca Stanfield McCown, PhD, Director, Stewardship Institute, NPS

 

Spotlight Series Instructors

Managing by Network 

 

Jess Jackson, USDA NRCS, retired

 

Jess Jackson, Jr., National Partnership Liaison, Retired, USDA NRCS

 

Heidi Keuler, USFWS

 

Heidi Keuler, Fish Habitat Biologist, Fishers & Farmers Partnership Coordinator, National Fish Habitat, USFWS

 

 Dawn McCarthy, USDA FS

 

Dawn McCarthy, PhD, Recreation Team Leader, Wayne National Forest, USDA FS

 

Doran Sanchez, BLM

 

Doran Sanchez, Partnership Outreach & Development Specialist, California Desert District, Barstow Field Office, BLM

Randy Thoreson, NPS, retired

 

Randy Thoreson, Outdoor Recreation Planner, Rivers,Trails and Conservation Assistance Program, Retired, NPS

 

John Titre, USDA FS

 

John Titre, District Staff Officer, Wilderness, Trails, Recreation, Lands & Special Uses, Coronado National Forest, USDA FS

 

Laura Van Riper, BLM

 

Laura Van Riper, Social Scientist, National Riparian Service Team, BLM

 

Video and Podcast Instructors

Instructors share best practices for partnerships and community collaboration. Videos were produced by the BLM National Training Center in partnership with the Academy.

 

 

Academy Community of Practice

This peer-learning network includes Managing by Network founders, contributors, instructors, and guest speakers from the past decade. They hail from BLM, USACE, USDA FS, USFWS, NPS, nonprofits, foundations, academic institutions, and the private sector.

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Courses

Instructional Videos

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