Managing by Network

2023 Course Schedule

Start Date: January 11 and 12, 2023

Course End Date: May 31 and June 1, 2023

Course Format: 18 live webinars and 5 study hall weeks, 38 hours. All coursework is completed online, no travel is required. Participants meet weekly for two hours, in one of four seminar sized groups. Attendees may participate on the day and time of their choice based on 4 options. 

  • Sessions 1-6:  Explore Practices

  • Sessions 7-12:  Strengthen Skills

  • Sessions 13-18:  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 18 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 2023 Schedule

Schedule is subject to change.

January 11 & 12 - Session 1: Charting our Course

  • Welcome and Introductions

  • Course Overview

  • Partnering and Managing by Network

 

January 18 & 19 - Session 2: See the Possibilities

  • Agency Leadership Perspectives on Partnership and Community Collaboration 

  • The 22 Competencies and Accountability

 

January 25 & 26 - Session 3: Head, Heart, Hands

  • Collaborative Leadership

  • Partnership Network Life Cycle

 

February 1 & 2 - Session 4: Connect to Community

  • Community Collaboration 
  • Working with FACA and Advisory Committees
  • Active Listening
 

February 8 &  9 - Session 5: Look Beneath the Surface

  • Restorative Lens on Partnerships

  • Partner Cultural Awareness

Week of February 13: Study Hall Week 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. Times will be designated for BLM, NOAA, NPS, USACE, USDA FS, and USFWS.

  • Wednesday, February 15, 11 AM - 12 PM ET

  • Wednesday, February 15, 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM ET

  • Wednesday, February 15, 2 PM - 3 PM ET

  • Thursday, February 16, 11 AM - 12 PM ET

  • Thursday, February 16, 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM ET

  • Thursday, February 16, 2 PM - 3 PM ET

 

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

February 22 & 23 - Session 6: Paddle Together

  • Launching the 2023 Case Study Program

  • Alumni Case Studies

  • Appreciateive Inquiry and Asset Based Community Development

 

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

March 1 & 2 - Session 7: Find the Common Threads

  • Engaging with Tribes and Indigenous Communities

  • 21 Partnership Success Factors

 

March 8 & 9 - Session 8: Put the Wind in Your Sails

  • Facilitation in Action

  • Seven Faces of Partnership and Philanthropy

 

March 15 & 16 - Session 9: Walk a Mile in Their Shoes

  • Interest-based Negotiation 

 

Week of March 20 - Study Hall Week 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 Mar 22, 11 AM - 12 PM ET

  • BETA: Wednesday Mar 22, 2 PM - 3 PM ET

  • GAMMA: Thursday Mar 23, 11 AM - 12 PM ET

  • DELTA: Thursday Mar 23, 2 PM - 3 PM ET

 

March 29 & 30 - Session 10: Calm the Waters

  • Strengthen Your Conflict Management Skills

 

April 5 & 6 - Session 11: Valuing Nature

  • Social Science and Human Values

  • Social Science Practices: PRA and Sensing

  • Socioeconomic Profile Tool

 

April 12 & 13 - Session 12: Smart Moves 

 

  • Political Savvy and External Awareness

  • Partnership Assessment 

 
 

April 19 & 20 - Session 13: Change Your Tack

  • Persuasion
  • Entrepreurship and Risk Assessment

 

Week of April 24 - Study Hall Week 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 Apr 26, 11 AM - 12 PM ET

  • BETA: Wednesday Apr 26, 2 PM - 3 PM ET

  • GAMMA: Thursday Apr 27, 11 AM - 12 PM ET

  • DELTA: Thursday Apr 27, 2 PM - 3 PM ET

 

May 3 & 4 - Session 14: Get Your Ducks in a Row

  • Peer to Peer Presentations: 2023 Case Studies

  • Managing Agreements and Pooled Funding

 

May 10 & 11 - Session 15: New Paths to Follow

  • Sustaining Partnerships and Community Collaboratives

  • Trust Ecology

 

May 17 & 18 - Session 16: Reflect on the Journey

  • Peer to Peer Presentations: 2023 Case Studies

  • Organizational Change and Succession Planning

 

May 24 & 25 - Session 17: Putting it All Together

  • Next Generation Conservation

  • Vision and Strategic Thinking: What's Possible Now
 

May 31 & June 1 - Session 18: Commencement 

  • Peer to Peer Presentations: 2023 Case Studies 

  • Gathering In 

  • Graduation

June 5-16: Study Hall Weeks 4 & 5

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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