Strategic Partners


Strategic Partners



Our Strategic Partners cohost training and are involved in planning, announcing, monitoring, evaluating and funding the Academy’s training services. They also recommend and support guest instructors and guest speakers of Academy-led training.  Together, we develop curriculum and resources like instructional videos to support our teaching.


The Academy supports our partners' training programs by sharing training announcements in class, on our website, and on social media. We serve as guest instructors, presenters, and facilitators. We provide relevant results from training needs assessments and course evaluations to advance the field of partnership and community collaboration. 

Community of Practice

Course alumni and participants are at the forefront of developing and supporting the community of practice for the emerging professional field of partnership management and stakeholder engagement. These individuals support outreach, instruction and curriculum development while helping to keep us in step with changes in agency authorities, practices, and initiatives.  

Managing by Network Cohosts


Bureau of Land Management

National Training Center, National Conservation Lands and Community Partnerships Directorate


Department of the Interior

Office of Collaborative Action and Dispute Resolution



National Park Service


  • National Partnership Office

  • National Capital Region, Associate Directorate of Partnerships, Youth, Community Engagement, Interpretation and Education

  • National Heritage Areas Program

  • Rivers, Trails and Conservation Assistance Program

  • Stephen T. Mather Training Center

  • Collaboration Clinics


National Park Service

  • Stewardship Institute


U.S. Army Corps of Engineers 

Collaboration and Public Participation Center of Expertise


USDA Forest Service

National Partnership Office


U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

National Conservation Training Center





Instructional Videos

Instructional Videos



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