Managing by Network

2022 Course Schedule

Start Date: January 12  and 13, 2022

Course End Date: June 1 and 2, 2022

Course Format: 36-hours, 17 live webinars and 4 study hall weeks. All coursework is completed online, no travel is required. 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

On Wednesdays or Thursdays from January to June, participants attend a live, two-hour webinar. 

Regular sessions are interspersed with Study Hall weeks. During this time, participants can enrich and apply their learning through optional activities such as networking sessions, homework, and self-study to make up missed sessions.

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

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. 

Managing 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.

MBN 2022 Schedule

Topics are subject to change. 

January 12 & 13 - Tech Test and Orientation

Join us for a 1 hour Tech Test. We'll orient you to the Academy's virtual classroom, practice interactions, and help you troubleshoot any technical difficulties before our first instructional session.

Instructors: Anne Desmarais and Jane Hanson

 

January 19 & 20 - Session 1: Charting our Course 

  • Welcome and Introductions

  • Course Overview and Tour

  • The 22 Competencies and Accountability

Instructors: Anne Desmarais, Liz Madison, and Kendra Briechle, Partnership and Community Collaboration Academy

 

January 26 & 27 - Session 2: See the Possibilities 

  • Agency Leadership Perspectives on Partnership and Community Collaboration 

  • Partnership Success Factors

Instructors: Anne Desmarais, Liz Madison, and Kendra Briechle, Partnership and Community Collaboration Academy

Guest Speakers: Agency Representatives from BLM, USDA FS, USFWS, and DOI CADR

 

February 2 & 3 - Session 3: Head, Heart and Hands

  • Collaborative Leadership
  • Partnership Network Life Cycle

Instructors: Anne Desmarais and Liz Madison, Partnership and Community Collaboration Academy

Guest Instructor: Gary Barrett, USDA FS

 

February 9 & 10 - Session 4: Find the Common Threads

  • Appreciative Inquiry and Asset Based Community Development

  • Engaging with Native American Communities

Instructors: Anne Desmarais and Kendra Briechle, Partnership and Community Collaboration Academy

Guest Speakers: Agency Tribal Liaisons from BLM, USDA FS, NPS And USACE

 

Week of February 14: Study Hall 1 

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

  • Agency-Specific Networking Sessions

  • Homework: workbook exercises and self-assessments

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

  • Apply your learning on the job

 

Optional Networking Sessions

Meet up with agency colleagues from the class. If your agency is not listed below, you may join any of the webinars.

  • USACE: Tuesday, February 15, 11 AM - 12 PM ET

  • NOAA: Tuesday, February 15, 2 PM - 3 PM ET

  • USDA FS: Wednesday, February 16, 11 AM - 12 PM ET

  • USFWS: Wednesday, February 16, 2 PM - 3 PM ET

  • BLM: Thursday, February 17, 11 AM - 12 PM ET

  • NPS: Thursday, February 17, 2 PM - 3 PM ET

 

 
Wednesday, February 16Wednesday, February 16WWednesday, February 16

February 23 & 24 - Session 5: Connect to Community

  • Culture and Cultural Competency: Building Effective Partnerships

  • Community Collaboration Toolbox

Instructor: Anne Desmarais 

Guest Instructors: Seth Cohen, Ph.D., John S. McCain III National Center for Environmental Conflict Resolution and Laura Van Riper, BLM 

 

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

March 2 & 3 - Session 6: Paddle Together 

  • Launching the 2022 Case Study Program

  • Peer to Peer Presentations: Alumni Case Studies

  • Building Savvy and Resilience in Your Partnership Network

Instructors: Anne Desmarais and Kendra Briechle, Partnership and Community Collaboration Academy

Alumni Case Study Presenters:

  • Alpha: Ricardo Lopez, USDA FS

  • Beta: Jessica Collier, USFWS

  • Gamma: Jeremiah Martinez, USDA FS

  • Delta: Jared Strawderman, Gorge Refuge Stewards and Sarah Williams Brown, USFWS

 

March 9 & 10 - Session 7: Put the Wind in Your Sails

  • Facilitation in Action

  • Entrepreneurship and Risk Assessment

Instructors: Anne Desmarais and Liz Madison, Partnership and Community Collaboration Academy

 

March 16 & 17 - Session 8: Walk a Mile in Their Shoes

  • Interest-based Negotiation 

Instructor: Anne Desmarais, Partnership and Community Collaboration Academy

Week of March 21 - Study Hall 2 

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

  • Networking Sessions 

  • Homework: workbook exercises and self-assessments

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

  • Apply your learning on the job

 

Optional Networking Sessions

Meet up with agency colleagues from the class. 

  • ALPHA: Wednesday, February 16, 11 AM - 12 PM ET

  • BETA: Wednesday, February 16, 2 PM - 3 PM ET

  • GAMMA: Thursday, February 17, 11 AM - 12 PM ET

  • DELTA: Thursday, February 17, 2 PM - 3 PM ET

 

March 30 & 31 - Session 9: Calm the Waters

  • Strengthen Your Conflict Management Skills

Instructor: Anne Desmarais, Partnership and Community Collaboration Academy

Guest Instructors: Susan Goodwin and Jacqueline Wilson, DOI Office of Collaborative Action and Dispute Resolution

 

April 6 & 7 - Session 10: Look Beneath the Surface 

  • Social Science and Human Values

  • Sunshine Laws in a Partnership Context

Instructors: Anne Desmarais and Liz Madison, Partnership and Community Collaboration Academy

Guest Instructors: Natalie Sexton, USFWS and Lisa Van Alstyne, USFWS

 

April 13 & 14 - Session 11: Smart Moves 

 

  • Persuasion

  • “Building Constellations Not Stars:” Transformational Partnerships to Inspire Conservation Action

Instructors: Anne Desmarais, Partnership and Community Collaboration Academy

Guest Instructor: Curtis Bennett, National Aquarium Baltimore

 

April 20 & 21 - Session 12: New Paths to Follow

  • Supporting Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Access in Partnership and Community Collaboration
  • Partnership Assessment 
Instructors: Anne Desmarais and Leigh Goldberg, Partnership and Community Collaboration Academy, and Agency guest speakers

 

Week of April 25 - Study Hall 3

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

  • Networking Sessions

  • Homework: workbook exercises and self-assessments

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

  • Apply your learning on the job

 

Optional Networking Sessions

Meet up with agency colleagues from the class. 

  • ALPHA: Wednesday, February 16, 11 AM - 12 PM ET

  • BETA: Wednesday, February 16, 2 PM - 3 PM ET

  • GAMMA: Thursday, February 17, 11 AM - 12 PM ET

  • DELTA: Thursday, February 17, 2 PM - 3 PM ET

 

May 4 & 5 - Session 13: Get Your Ducks in a Row

  • Peer to Peer Presentations: 2022 Case Studies

    • ALPHA: Nina Hemphill, BLM

    • BETA: Judith Downing, USDA FS

    • GAMMA: Tracy Schwartz, USACE

    • DELTA: Sarah Gray, USFWS

  • Managing Agreements and Pooled Funding

Instructors: Anne Desmarais, Liz Madison and Kendra Briechle, Partnership and Community Collaboration Academy

Case Study Presenters

 

May 11 & 12 - Session 14: Change Your Tack

  • Sustaining Partnerships and Community Collaboratives

  • Community Outreach and Federal Ethics Insights

Instructors: Anne Desmarais and Liz Madison, Partnership and Community Collaboration Academy

Guest Instructor: Leigh Goldberg, Partnership and Community Collaboration Academy

 

May 18 & 19 - Session 15: Reflect on the Journey

  • Peer to Peer Presentations: 2022 Case Studies

    • ALPHA: Charles Cuvelier, NPS

    • BETA: Jennifer Moore, NOAA

    • GAMMA: Max Forgensi, USDA FS

    • DELTA: Sean Vogt, USFWS

  • Seven Faces of Partnership

Instructors: Anne Desmarais, Liz Madison, and Kendra Briechle, Partnership and Community Collaboration Academy

Case Study Presenters

 

May 25 & 26 - Session 16: Putting it All Together

  • Organizational Change and Succession Planning

  • The Road Ahead

  • Vision and Strategic Thinking: What's Possible Now
Instructors: Anne Desmarais and Liz Madison, Partnership and Community Collaboration Academy
 

June 1 & 2 - Session 17: Commencement 

  • Peer to Peer Presentations: 2022 Case Studies 

    • ALPHA: Sergio Pierluissi, USFWS

    • BETA: Reid Armstrong, USDA FS

    • GAMMA: Krystyna Bednarczyk, FAA

    • DELTA: tbd

  • Gathering In 

  • Graduation

Instructors: Anne Desmarais, Liz Madison, and Kendra Briechle, Partnership and Community Collaboration Academy

Case Study Presenters

 

June 6-17: Study Hall 4

This final study hall period allows time to complete and submit any additional self-study for the course. All coursework must be completed two weeks after the final webinar to receive credit.

  • Self-study: catch up on any sessions you missed
  • Homework: workbook exercises and self-assessments 
  • Apply your learning on the job

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