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 - Jan 15 & 16

Hosted by Anne Desmarais and Jane Hanson

Learn how to use WebEx and navigate the Academy classroom

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

  • 11:00am - 12pm ET
  • 2:00 - 3:00pm ET

We'll help you troubleshoot any technical difficulties before Session 1 on January 22 & 23.

Session 1: Charting our Course - Jan 22 & 23

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

  • Welcome and Introductions
  • Course Overview
  • The Power of Active Listening

Session 2: Belay On - Jan 29 & 30

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

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

  • Seven Faces of Partnership and Philanthropy

Session 3: Find the Common Threads - Feb 5 & 6

Instructors: Liz Madison, Anne Desmarais, and Seth Cohen, PhD, Facilitator, Collaboration Specialist, Institute for Water Resources, Collaboration and Public Participation Center of Expertise, USACE

  • Successful Partnering
  • Acts of Persuasion

Session 4: Smart Moves - Feb 12 & 13

Instructors: Peter Williams, PhD, Anne Desmarais, Liz Madison and video instructor Markci Metcalf, Former Deputy Ethics Counselor, BLM

  • Succession Planning
  • Building Savvy and Resilience in Your Partnership Network
  • Community Outreach and Federal Ethics Insights

Study Hall 1 - Week of Feb 17

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

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

  • Apply your learning on the job

Session 5: Cast a Wide Net - Feb 26 & 27

Instructors: Anne Desmarais, Peter Williams, PhD, and video instructors Joy Lujan, Former Community Planner, Collaboration Clinics, RTCA, NPS, and Karen SimmsAssistant Field Manager, Gila District, Tucson Field Office, BLM

  • Community Collaboration Toolbox
  • A Closer Look at the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA) 

Session 6: Paddle Together - Mar 4 & 5

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: Put the Wind in Your Sails - Mar 11 & 12

Instructors: Anne Desmarais and Liz Madison'

  • Facilitation in Action
  • Facilitation Toolbox

Session 8: Change Your Tack - Mar 18 & 19

Instructors: Liz Madison, Peter Williams, PhD, Moses Chun, Program Specialist, Stewardship Institute, NPS; and video instructor Denis Desmarais

  • Collaborative Leadership
  • Interest Based Negotiation

Study Hall 2 - Week of Mar 23

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

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

  • Apply your learning on the job

Session 9: Valuing Nature - Apr 1 & 2

Instructors: Anne Desmarais, Liz Madison and Wylie Carr, PhD, Conservation Social Scientist, Southeast Region, USFWS

  • Understanding Ecosystem Services
  • Banking on Nature

Session 10: Get Your Ducks in a Row - Apr 8 & 9

Instructors: Peter Williams, PhD, and Anne Desmarais

  • Entrepreneurship and Risk Assessment
  • Project Management, Planning and Evaluation

Session 11: Walk a Mile in Their Shoes - Apr 15 & 16

Instructors: Peter Williams, PhD, Anne Desmarais, 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: Calm the Waters - Apr 22 & 23

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

Study Hall 3 - Week of Apr 27

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
  • Self-study: catch up on any sessions you missed
  • Apply your learning on the job

Session 13: Look Beneath the Surface - May 6 & 7

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

  • Peer to Peer Presentations: 2020 Case Studies

  • Perspectives on Working with Permittees

Session 14: Reflect on the Journey - May 13 & 14

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)

Session 15: See the Possibilities - May 20 & 21

Instructors: Anne Desmarais, Liz Madison, and Peer Presenters

  • Peer to Peer Presentations: 2020 Case Studies

  • Managing Agreements and Pooled Funding

Session 16: Community Connections - May 27 & 28

Instructors: Liz Madison and Anne Desmarais

  • Working with Foundations and Corporations
  • Brian O'Neill's 21 Partnership Success Factors

Session 17: Commencement - June 3 & 4

Instructors: Liz Madison, Anne Desmarais and Peer Presenters

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

  • Gathering In 

  • Graduation

Study Hall 4 - June 8-19

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 
  • Apply your learning on the job

Managing by Network Overview

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Director and Lead Instructor

Anne Desmarais 

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Peter Williams, PhD

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