Managing by Network

Course Schedule

2020 Course Overview

Start Date: January 15 and 16, 2020

End Date: June 3 and 4, 2020

Course Format: 17 live webinars with optional study hall weeks. 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. 

Participants attend a 17 live webinars with three Study Hall weeks interspersed in the course schedule. A two-week Study Hall following the conclusion of the webinars allows participants time to complete self-study and the course evaluation. These Study Halls will provide course participants with the opportunity to complete self-study of missed webinars, and further explore the course instructional materials. Participation in Study Hall activities is optional.

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. 

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

Hosted by Anne Desmarais and Liz Madison

Learn how to use WebEx and navigate the 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 Session 1 on February 20 or 21.

Session 1: Charting our Course

Instructors: Liz Madison, Anne Desmarais, Peter Williams and Jane Hanson

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

Session 2: Belay On

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

  • Agency Leadership Perspective on Partnership and Community Collaboration with Guest Speakers

  • Partnership and Community Collaboration Competencies

  • Building Savvy and Resilience in Your Partnership Network

Session 3: Find the Common Threads

Instructors: Liz Madison, Anne Desmarais

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

Session 4: See the Possibilities

Instructors: Peter Williams, PhD, Anne Desmarais, 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)
  • Succession Planning

Study Hall 1

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 

  • 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 5: Cast a Wide Net

Instructors: Liz Madison, Peter Williams, PhD, Kevin Connally, Regional HCP Coordinator, Region 5 Office, 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)

Session 6: Reflect on the Journey

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

  • Launching the 2020 Case Study Program
  • Peer to Peer Presentations: Alumni Case Studies
  • Partnership Check-Up: Assessing Partnership Health and Effectiveness

Session 7: Paddle Together

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

  • One Tam: Community Collaboration Practices

Session 8: Change Your Tack

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

  • Interest Based Negotiation
  • Acts of Persuasion

Study Hall 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 an instructor and other classmates, 2-3pm EDT Thurs 

  • 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 9: Put the Wind in Your Sails

Instructors: Liz Madison and Anne Desmarais

  • Partnership Network Life Cycle
  • Facilitation in Action

Session 10: Calm the Waters

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

  • Strengthen Your Conflict Management Skills

Session 11: Walk a Mile in Their Shoes

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

  • Partnerships and Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) 
  • Asset Based Community Development

Session 12: Look Beneath the Surface

Instructors: Peter Williams, PhD, and Anne Desmarais

  • Entrepreneurship and Risk Assessment

  • Project Management, Planning and Evaluation

Study Hall 3

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 
  • 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: Adapting to Change

Instructors: Anne Desmarais, Liz Madison and Peer Presenters 

  • Peer to Peer Presentations: 2020 Case Studies

  • Accountability Practices

Session 14: Get Your Ducks in a Row

Instructors: Peter Williams, PhD, Liz Madison and Anne Desmarais
 
  • Perspectives on Working with Permittees

  • Community Outreach and Federal Ethics Insights

Session 15: Smart Moves

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

  • Peer to Peer Presentations: 2020 Case Studies

  • Working with Foundations and Corporations

Session 16: Community Connections

Instructors: Liz Madison and Anne Desmarais

  • Seven Faces of Partnership and Philanthropy
  • Managing Agreements and Pooled Funding

Session 17: Commencement

Instructors: Liz Madison, Anne Desmarais and Peer Presenters

  • Peer to Peer Presentations: 2020 Case Studies (Commencement Speakers)

  • Gathering In

  • Graduation

Study Hall 4

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

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 
  • Networking: reach out to peers or instructors by email, phone, Facebook or in person
  • Apply your learning on the job

Managing by Network Overview

MBN Overview

  Managing by Network FAQ  

MBN FAQ

Instructors

MBN Instructors

Liz Madison

Director and Lead Instructor

Anne Desmarais 

Assistant Director and Peer Learning Coordinator

Peter Williams, PhD

Associate Director

 

 

 

 

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