Managing by Network

Course Schedule

2019 Course Overview

Start Date: January 16 or 17, 2019

End Date: June 12 or 13, 2019

Course Format: 17 live webinars and 5 optional study halls. Participants meet weekly for two hours, in four seminar sized groups. Attendees may participate on the day and time of their choice based on 4 options.

  • Sessions 1-5:  Explore Practices

  • Sessions 6-11:  Strengthen Skills

  • Sessions 12-17:  Build Trust

Managing by Network is presented in 17 webinar sessions over six months. 

On Wednesdays or Thursdays from January to June, participants attend a live, two hour webinar each week for three consecutive weeks. 

On the fourth week, participants have a Study Hall to catch up on coursework or complete optional assignments to strengthen their professional skills set and network. 

Each of the 17 sessions is offered as a live webinar, in seminar sized groups, at four different times. 

While participants are assigned to a cohort day and time for class size and planning purposes, we expect schedule conflicts.  

Participants may attend any one of the four webinars in any given week, as best suits their schedule.

During the application process, individuals indicate a preferred day and time for the webinar that best fits their schedule. We make every effort to accommodate these preferences. 

Manging by Network webinars meet as follows:

Wednesdays

  • Alpha Group: 11 AM to 1 PM ET
  • Beta Group: 2 PM to 4 PM ET

Thursdays

  • Gamma Group: 11 AM to 1 PM ET
  • Delta Group: 2 PM to 4 PM ET 

Because the Academy observes Daylight Saving Time, class times will change accordingly in March.

Tech Test: January 9 or 10 

Hosted by Jane Hanson and Anne Desmarais

Learn how to use WebEx and navigate the Academy classroom Academy classroom

Join us for an optional 30 minute Tech Test, on Wednesday and Thursday at:

  • 11:00 - 11:30am ET
  • 2:00 - 2:30pm ET

We'll help you troubleshoot any technical difficulties before the course begins January 16 and 17.

Session 1: Charting our Course - January 16 or 17

Instructors: Liz Madison, Anne Desmarais, and Jane Hanson

  • Welcome and Introductions
  • Tour of the WebEx Classroom and Virtual Campus
  • Course Overview
  • Collaborative Leadership

Session 2: Belay On - January 23 or 24 

Instructors: Liz Madison, Anne Desmarais, and Agency Guest Speakers

  • Agency Leadership Perspective on Partnership and Community Collaboration with guest speakers from the BLM, USFS, USFWS, and DOI CADR

  • Partnership and Community Collaboration Competencies

  • Accountability Practices

Session 3: Find the Common Threads - January 30 or 31

Instructors: Liz Madison, Anne Desmarais

  • Understanding Partner Cultural Awareness
  • Teambuilding and Leveraging Partnerships
  • The Power of Active Listening

Study Hall 1: February 6 or 7

Study hall work is optional and designed to help you apply what you learn.

  • Homework: workbook exercises and self-assessments
  • Office Hours: chat with an instructor and other classmates, 2-3pm ET Thursday, February 7 with Anne Desmarais
  • Self-study: catch up on any sessions you missed
  • Networking: reach out to peers or instructors by email, phone, Facebook or in person
  • Apply your learning on the job

Session 4: See the Possibilities - February 13 or 14

Instructors: Liz Madison, Peter Williams, PhD, Natalie Sexton, Chief, Human Dimensions Branch, USFWS; and video instructor Wolf Cota, Former National Information Collections Officer (ICO), Office of Regulatory and Management Services

  • Think Like a Social Scientist
  • Seeking Public Input and the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA)

Session 5: Reflect on the Journey - February 20 or 21

Instructors: Liz Madison, Anne Desmarais, and Managing by Network Alumni

  • Launching the 2019 Case Study Program
  • Peer to Peer Presentations: Alumni Case Studies
  • Partnership Check-Up: Assessing Partnership Health and Effectiveness

Session 6: Cast a Wide Net - February 27 or 28

Instructors: Anne Desmarais, Peter Williams, PhD, Kevin Connally, Fish and Wildlife Biologist, Washington Fish and Wildlife Office, Conservation and Habitat Planning, USFWS, and video instructor Karen SimmsAssistant Field Manager, Gila District, Tucson Field Office

  • Community Collaboration and the Edwards Aquifer
  • A Closer Look at the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA)

Study Hall 2: March 6 or 7

Study Hall work is optional and designed to help you apply what you learn.

  • Homework: workbook exercises and self-assessments

  • Office Hours: chat with an instructor and other classmates, 2-3pm EST Thurs Mar 7 with Liz Madison

  • Self-study: catch up on any sessions you missed

  • Networking: reach out to peers or instructors by email, phone, Facebook or in person

  • Apply your learning on the job

Session 7: Paddle Together - March 13 or 14 

Instructors: Anne Desmarais, Leigh Goldberg, and video instructor Joy Lujan, Former Community Planner, Collaboration Clinics, RTCA, NPS 

  • Community Collaboration Toolbox: Stakeholder Analysis and Spectrum of Community Engagement

  • Tamalpais Lands Collaborative: Community Collaboration Practices

Session 8: Put the Wind in Your Sails - March 20 or 21

Instructors: Liz Madison, Anne Desmarais, and video instructor Matt Birnbaum, PhD.

  • Facilitation in Action

  • Partnership Network Life Cycle

Session 9: Change Your Tack March 27 or 28 

Instructors: Liz Madison, Anne Desmarais, and video instructor Denis Desmarais

  • Interest Based Negotiation
  • Acts of Persuasion

Study Hall 3: April 3 or 4

Study Hall work is optional and designed to help you apply what you learn.

  • Homework: workbook exercises and self-assessments
  • Office Hours: chat with an instructor and other classmates, 2-3pm EDT Thurs Apr 4 with Anne Desmarais
  • Self-study: catch up on any sessions you missed
  • Networking: reach out to peers or instructors by email, phone, Facebook or in person
  • Apply your learning on the job

Session 10: Calm the Waters - April 10 or 11 

Instructors: Anne Desmarais, Liz Madison, and Susan Goodwin, Collaboration and Conflict Management Specialist, DOI Office of Collaborative Action and Dispute Resolution (CADR)

  • The Art of Open-Ended Questions

  • Strengthen Your Conflict Management Skills

Session 11: Walk a Mile in Their Shoes - April 17 or 18 

Instructors: Anne Desmarais, Peter Williams, PhD, and John Titre, District Staff Officer, Trails, Recreation, Lands & Special Uses, Coronado National Forest, USFS

  • Asset Based Community Development

  • Partnerships and Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) 

Session 12: Look Beneath the Surface - April 24 or 25 

Instructors: Liz  Madison, Anne Desmarais, and Markci Metcalf, Former Deputy Ethics Counselor, BLM

  • Community Outreach and Federal Ethics Insights

  • Nonprofit Fundraising Perspectives

Study Hall 4: May 1 or 2

Study Hall work is optional and designed to help you apply what you learn.

  • Homework: workbook exercises and self-assessments

  • Office Hours: chat with instructors and other classmates, 2-3pm EDT Thurs May 2 with Anne Desmarais

  • Self-study: catch up on any sessions you missed

  • Networking: reach out to peers or instructors by email, phone, Facebook or in person

  • Apply your learning on the job

Session 13: Get Your Ducks in a Row - May 8 or 9 

Instructors: Liz Madison, Anne Desmarais, and Peer Presenters

  • Peer to Peer Presentations: 2019 Case Studies

  • Managing Agreements and Pooled Funding

Session 14: Adapting to Change - May 15 or 16

Instructors: Liz Madison and Anne Desmarais  

  • Building a Politically Savvy Network

  • Corporate Culture Insights

Session 15: Smart Moves - May 22 or 23

Instructors: Anne Desmarais, Liz Madison and Peer Presenters
 
  • Peer to Peer Presentations: 2019 Case Studies

  • Entrepreneurship and Risk Assessment

Study Hall 5: May 29 or 30

Study Hall work is optional and designed to help you apply what you learn.

  • Homework: workbook exercises and self-assessments

  • Office Hours: chat with an instructor and other classmates, 2-3pm EDT Thurs May 30 with Anne Desmarais

  • Self-study: catch up on any sessions you missed

  • Networking: reach out to peers or instructors by email, phone, Facebook or in person

  • Apply your learning on the job

Session 16: Community Connections - June 5 or 6 

Instructors: Liz Madison, Anne Desmarais and Gerald McCarthy, Principal, McCarthy, LLC,

  • Seven Faces of Partnership and Philanthropy
  • Working with Foundations

Session 17: Commencement - June 12 or 13 

Instructors: Liz Madison, Anne Desmarais, Peter Williams, PhD and Peer Presenters

  • Peer to Peer Presentations: 2019 Case Studies

  • Gathering In

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