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.

 

January 19 & 20 - Session 1: Charting our Course 

  • Welcome and Introductions
  • Course Overview and Tour
  • The 22 Competencies and Accountability
 

January 26 & 27 - Session 2: See the Possibilities 

  • Agency Leadership Perspectives on Partnership and Community Collaboration 

  • Partnership Success Factors

 

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

  • Collaborative Leadership and Active Listening
  • Partnership Network Life Cycle
 

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

  • Successful Partnering Practices
  • Engaging with Tribes and Pueblos

 

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

 

February 23 & 24 - Session 5: Connect to Community

  • Appreciative Inquiry and Asset-Based Community Development
  • Community Collaboration Toolbox
 
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
 

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

  • Facilitation in Action
  • Entrepreneurship and Risk Assessment

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

  • Interest-based Negotiation 

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

 

March 30 & 31 - Session 9: Calm the Waters - Apr 7 & 8

  • Strengthen Your Conflict Management Skills

 

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

  • Social Science and Human Values
  • Sunshine Laws in a Partnership Context

 

April 13 & 14 - Session 11: Smart Moves 

 

  • Persuasion

  • Partnership Assessment

 

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

  • Supporting Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Access in Partnership and Community Collaboration

 

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
 

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

  • Peer to Peer Presentations: 2022 Case Studies
  • Managing Agreements and Pooled Funding

 

May 11 & 12 - Session 14: Change Your Tack

  • Sustaining Partnerships and Community Collaboratives

  • Community Outreach and Federal Ethics Insights

 

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

  • Peer to Peer Presentations: 2022 Case Studies

  • Seven Faces of Partnership

 

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
 

June 1 & 2 - Session 17: Commencement 

  • Peer to Peer Presentations: 2022 Case Studies 

  • Gathering In 

  • Graduation

 

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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