MBN 2020 Course Notebook

The Course Notebook is provided as a resource as you apply knowledge and skills gained in class.

Instructors: Liz Madison and Natalie Sexton, Chief, Human Dimensions Branch, USFWS

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

MBN 2020 Course Materials Archive

  • Session 10: Calm the Waters - Apr 8 & 9 Session 10: Calm the Waters - Apr 8 & 9

    Presentations: Strengthening Your Conflict Management Skills (PDF) Video Presentations: Ladder of Inference, 4 min video/podcast Strengthen Your Conflict Management Skills with Susan Goodwin, 25 min video/podcast CORE-PLUS: Building a Higher Performance Model Workplace with Susan Goodwin, 16...

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

    Presentations: Appreciative Inquiry and Assest Based Community Development (PDF) Laws Guiding Community Engagement: FOIA (PDF) New Media: Federal Policies Considerations (PDF) Nonprofit Insights Discussion (PDF) Video Presentations: What is Appreciative Inquiry? (10...

  • Session 12: Get Your Ducks in a Row - Apr 22 & 23 Session 12: Get Your Ducks in a Row - Apr 22 & 23

    Presentations: Entrepreneurship and Risk Assessment.pdf  Collaborative Project Management (PDF)   Additional Resources:  Explore the website: Open Standards for the Practice of Conservation Managing Collaboration, with Cate Bradley Accountability When Working with...

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

    Peer to Peer Presentations ALPHA: Katerina Galacatos, USACE, South Branch Chief, Regulatory Division, San Francisco District; Stakeholder engagement at the intersection of energy, ecology, and culture (not posted) BETA: Lisa Shores, USDA FS, Management Analyst, Office of Regulatory and...

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

    Presentations Think Like a Social Scientist (PDF)  Seeking Public Input and the PRA  (Paperwork Reduction Act) (PDF) Optional Homework Scavenger Hunt! Explore the Human Dimensions Website SHARE: one link to useful information with a colleague or course participant. Additional...

  • Session 15: See the Possibilities - May 20 & 21 Session 15: See the Possibilities - May 20 & 21

    Presentations: Managing Agreements and Pooled Funding Overview (PDF) Video Presentations: Formal Agreements with Liz Madison (16 mins) Peer to Peer Case Studies: ALPHA: Evan Sawyer, NOAA, Drought Coordinator (Natural Resource Management Specialist)    NOAA Fisheries, West...

  • Session 16: Community Connections - May 27 & 28 Session 16: Community Connections - May 27 & 28

    Presentations: Brian O'Neill's 21 Partnership Success Factors (PDF) Take A Hike (PDF) Working with Foundations (PDF) Corporate Culture Insights (PDF) Video Presentations: Philanthropic Foundations: Facts, Myths and Roles Research, Relationships & Results Optional Homework: 21...

  • Session 17: Commencement! - June 3 & 4 Session 17: Commencement! - June 3 & 4

    Peer to Peer Case Study Presentations: ALPHA: Kevin Kalasz, USFWS, Coastal Program South Florida/Everglades Program Manager. Pine Rockland Conservation Business Plan: It Takes a Community.  BETA: Elizabeth Munding, USDA FS, NEPA Planner, Coconino National Forest. Oak Creek Watershed...

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Managing by Network 2020 FAQ

  • Coronavirus Impact: Academy Plans for 2020 Course Completion

    Thank you for responding to our survey about the impact of the Coronavirus on your work. Based on your responses, we will continue to offer webinars as planned, maintaining our current schedule and certificate requirement of 10 live webinars. 

    Recognizing that some people anticipate more disruption, and to support everyone's continued participation, we will:

    • Record one session group each week. Participants in that group will be notified of the recording. Session recordings will be password protected and available to course participants for self-study. Recordings will be posted with other session materials - scroll down to view instructions and past session archives on this page.
    • Closely monitor attendance. Should a participant not meet the completion requirements, we will address each individual's circumstance on a case by case basis, with input from their federal agency lead.

    We remain committed to our Academy participants, and will look for ways to minimize disruption and maximize learning, as this emergency continues.

  • Getting Ready for 2020

    • Submit your photo using the confirmation form, or send it to academy.course@gmail.com by January 10, 2020.
    • Complete the Individual Training Needs Assessment by January 24, 2020.
    • Check the Course Roster to verify your group assignment.
    • Block off the Tech Test and all 17 webinar dates on your calendar. 
    • Webinar links will be sent via email. Add info@partnership-academy.net to your list of trusted recipients. 
    • Use the form on the right of this page to let us know of changes to your job title, contact info, or supervisor. 
  • Tips for the Academy Classroom

    • Our live webinars rely on your active participation! If you need to, reserve a conference room during webinar times so you can join in.
    • Please note that we do not record Academy sessions in order to encourage everyone to speak freely about their work in partnership, without concern about their comments being taken out of context.
  • Webinar Rules of Engagement

    • Webinars start on the hour.
    • Log in 5-10 minutes early to troubleshoot any technical difficulties.
    • Sign in with your first and last name, followed by your agency (ex: Jane Smith, BLM).
    • Call into the conference line, we do not use Webex for sound.
    • If you need to take a call, hang up and call back in when you are done; do not put our call on hold.
  • Webinar Groups: Days and Times

    Want to know which group you are assigned to? 

    Check the Course Roster

    Each of the 17 sessions is offered as a live webinar, in seminar sized groups, at four different times.

    Wednesday:

    • ALPHA cohort: 11AM Eastern, 10AM Central, 9AM Mountain, 8AM Pacific, 7AM Alaska, 6AM Hawaii, 5AM Samoa
    • BETA cohort: 2PM Eastern, 1PM Central, 12PM Mountain, 11AM Pacific, 10AM Alaska, 9AM Hawaii, 8AM Samoa
       

    Thursday:

    • GAMMA cohort: 11AM Eastern, 10AM Central, 9AM Mountain, 8AM Pacific, 7AM Alaska, 6AM Hawaii, 5AM Samoa
    • DELTA cohort: 2PM Eastern, 1PM Central, 12PM Mountain, 11AM Pacific, 10AM Alaska, 9AM Hawaii, 8AM Samoa
       

    While participants are assigned to a cohort 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.

    Because the Academy observes Daylight Saving Time, class times will change accordingly in March.

     

  • What if I can't attend a session?

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

    You may attend any one of the four group webinars in any given week, as best suits your schedule.

    If you know you will miss a session, please email us. Here are some ways you can catch up:

    • Review session materials posted on the Course Notebook; you can receive credit for self-study work.
    • Invite a colleague to sit in for you and debrief later.
    • Follow up with a peer in the class or with the instructors if you have questions or would like to discuss what we covered in class.
  • Use of Individual Photos

    When you attend a meeting in person, people will naturally see your face. Our virtual classroom is no different. 

    • Photos facilitate conversations between students and instructors and help everyone get to know you. 
    • We will ask you to send us a photo before the first session of any course so that we can compile a roster of the whole class.
    • Photos will not be used for any other purpose without your written permission. 
    • If you would prefer to opt out of the photo request, please send us an alternate image to use in the classroom.

     

  • How to Join a Webinar

    The Academy hosts webinars using a phone conference line and Webex.

    Check your email for the weekly session reminder with the Webinar Links webpage and password. Contact us at academy.course@gmail.com if you need help finding it.

    New to Webex?

    • Follow these quick instructions to join Managing by Network the first time.
    • For more detailed instructions, download How to Join a Webinar (PDF).

    1. Join the phone line:

    • Conference Line: 866-836-7935
    • Conference Passcode: provided in the email announcement

    2. Join the Webinar: 

    • Webinar Link: this is unique for each Session and Group - posted on a private page at the website.
    • Webinar Password: provided in your email

     

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