MBN 2019 Course Notebook

The Course Notebook is designed to provide support as you apply knowledge and skills gained in class.

Coming Up: 

Session 17: Commencement - June 26 and 27 


11:00 AM – 1:00 PM EDT and 2:00 – 4:00 PM EDT

The classroom will be open 20 minutes before the start of class. Managing by Network will begin promptly at the top of the hour.

Pre-Webinar Assignment

Complete the Course Evaluation survey by July 15

Instructors: Liz Madison, Anne Desmarais and Peer Presenters
  • Welcome
  • Commencement Speakers: Case Study Presentations
  • The Road Behind, The Path Ahead
  • Gathering In
  • Graduation

Optional Resources to Explore:


On the Horizon:

Study Hall 3 - now through July 15


  • Complete the Course Evaluation
  • Complete Self-Study: get credit for missed sessions
    • Review session materials below
    • Submit a self-study form on the Study Hall page
  • Download class resources - roster, presentations
  • Certificates of completion will be sent late July


USDA Technical difficulties? (updated 6/5/2019)

Several Forest Service participants let us know they still did not receive the Managing by Network email this week. We are sending out class notifications on our regular schedule - Friday with a reminder this Tuesday.

We suspect this may be related to the change in email from @fs.fed.us to @USDA.gov. Please be sure you have subscribed t  o Mail Chimp with your @usda.gov email address. 

Here's an update from Joe Smith, our federal coordinator, about reporting email issues related to Managing by Network:

Anyone who is not getting e-mails from the Academy should submit the following information to the Spam Abuse team (Spam.Abuse@usda.gov).

  1. Sender address: info@partnership-academy.net
  2. Recipient address: [your email address]
  3. Common text strings from Subject Line: "Managing by Network Session..." or "*REMINDER* Managing by Network Session..."
  4. Date and time expected: Fridays at 11AM EDT, Tuesdays at 11AM EDT
  5. A previous copy of the message: Forward any of the announcements you have previously received.
Be sure to reach out to us if you need additional support to get to class! academy.course@gmail.com


Course Notebook Materials listed with this arrow icon are recommended for self-study when you miss a webinar.

MBN 2019 Course Notebook

  • Session 08: Change Your Tack - April 17 or 18 Session 08: Change Your Tack - April 17 or 18

    Presentations: Principled Negotiation Discussion.pdf  Persuasion Insights.pdf    Video Presentations Principled Negotiation with Denis Desmarais, 22 mins video/podcast Persuasion with Liz Madison, 22 mins video/podcast   Optional Homework Principled Negotiation...

  • Session 07: Paddle Together, April 10 & 11 Session 07: Paddle Together, April 10 & 11

    Presentations Community Collaboration Toolbox: Stakeholder Analysis and Spectrum of Community Engagement (PDF) One Tam: Community Collaboration Practices (PDF)   Video Presentations  Measuring the Health of Mount Tam, 4 mins  One Mountain: Promise of Partnerships, 7...

  • Session 06: Reflect on the Journey - March 27 or 28 Session 06: Reflect on the Journey - March 27 or 28

    Presentations:  Launching the 2019 Case Study Program  Case Study Checklist  Partnership Check-Up: Assessing Partnership Health and Effectiveness   Video Presentations: America's Great Outdoors Initiative with Jeremiah Martinez video/podcast Part 1, 17 mins,...

  • Session 05: Cast a Wide Net - March 20 or 21 Session 05: Cast a Wide Net - March 20 or 21

    Presentations and Resources: Edwards Aquifer Recovery Implementation Program_Kevin Connally.pdf  Edwards Aquifer Habitat Conservation Plan, 14 mins As you watch, consider these questions: 1. What strikes you as you listen to the stakeholders describe the Edwards Aquifer Recovery...

  • Session 04: See the Possibilities - March 13 or 14 Session 04: See the Possibilities - March 13 or 14

    Presentations and Resources Think Like a Social Scientist.pdf Urban Myths and the Paperwork Reduction Act, Blog and FAQ PRA overview_2019.pdf  Succession Planning for Partnerships, Blog Succession Planning_overview_2019.pdf    Optional Homework: Human Dimensions EXPLORE:...

  • Session 03: Find the Common Threads – March 6 or 7 Session 03: Find the Common Threads – March 6 or 7

    Presentations: Partnership Leverage Scenarios.pdf  Leveraging Partnerships Discussion MBN.pdf  Assess Your Partner Cultural Awareness.pdf  Active Listening Practices.pdf   Video Presentations: Partner Cultural Awareness with Liz Madison, 9 mins...

  • Session 02: Belay On - February 27 or 28 Session 02: Belay On - February 27 or 28

    Presentations: 21 Partnership Success Factors Brian ONeill.pdf   Take a Hike: Reflections on the 21 Partnership Success Factors.pdf Building Savvy and Resilience in your Partnership Network_MbN2019.pdf    Video Assignments: Political Savvy with Liz Madison, 9...

  • Session 01: Orientation, February 21 and 22 Session 01: Orientation, February 21 and 22

    Presentations: Rules of Engagement.pdf  Virtual Campus Tour.pdf Managing by Network Course Overview.pdf  Principles and Practices of Collaborative Leadership.pdf    Video Assignments: Three Elements of Collaborative Leadership with, Liz Madison, 4 mins (podcast...

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as of 5.31.2019

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Alpha/Wednesday and Gamma/Thursday meet at the following times:


Beta/Wednesday and Delta/Thursday meet at the following times:

While participants are assigned to a group day and time for class size and planning purposes, we expect schedule conflicts.

Participants may attend any one of the four webinars in any given week, as best suits their schedule.

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