Managing by Network

2019 Tuition

The $1,600 tuition fee for Managing by Network includes 17 webinars, 5 study halls, individual training needs self-assessment, course evaluation, and training certificate.


National Scholarships

As cohost agencies, the BLM, USFWS, and USFS provide a limited number of National Scholarships for participants from their respective agencies. 

Funding is provided by:

  • BLM, National Partnership Office 
  • BLM, National Training Center
  • USFS, National Partnership Office
  • USFWS, National Conservation Training Center

There are no direct expenses to your work unit if you are awarded a National Scholarship during the selection process and complete the course. 

The acceptance of a scholarship obligates the course participant to fulfill the course requirements, on behalf of their work unit. 

In the event that a course participant needs to withdraw from the course, prior to completing certificate requirements, work unit reimbursement of the scholarship may apply.

Applicants from cohost agencies are automatically considered for a National Scholarship. Scholarship selection is competitive.

For the class of 2019, applications for National Scholarship consideration must be completed by November 2, 2018. 

You will be notified of your status (selected, alternate, or wait list) by December 15, 2018. Alternates may be admitted into the class up to the start date.

Applicants not selected for a scholarship seat may be offered an open seat, funded by their work unit. 

See below for further details on open seat tuition payment details.

Open Seats

Open seats are available to: 

  • federal employees or consultants
  • state, county, and municipal agency employees
  • representatives of tribes
  • representatives of nonprofit organizations 

Applicants must have similar outreach responsibilities and work with at least one of the cohost agencies.

Open seat tuition is funded by the individual's agency work unit or organization, or by the individual.

Complete your application and Supervisor’s Recommendation, as applicable, and we will contact you directly regarding your selection and a tuition payment process that complies with your agency’s or organization’s needs.

Confirmation of your tuition payment process will complete your registration after you have been selected for an open seat. 

Tuition invoices will be submitted for payment in January 2019, coinciding with the start of the course. 

The Academy provides on-line, secure credit card processing of tuition payments.

Are you an employee of EPA, NOAA, USACE or USBR? We encourage you to apply for an open seat.

Employees from EPA, NOAA, USACE and USBR will receive preference in the competitive selection process for open seats.

We understand that these agencies work closely with the cohost agencies of the Managing by Network course. Instructors and participants alike value the expertise and role of these agencies related to water quality, aquatic life, restoration, recreation, and planning needs associated with drought, flooding and infrastructure considerations. 

For the past three years, representatives of these agencies have greatly contributed to the peer-learning element of the course. These participants have highlighted their agency's mission, practices and innovations in working with partners, stakeholders and permittees. With alumni recommendation for continued participation and cohosts support for selection preference, representatives of EPA, NOAA, USACE and USBR will continue to deepen the interagency peer-learning network of the Academy.

Contact Liz Madison for more information about open seat tuition payment information, including: 

  • secure credit card payments;
  • vendor information needed to complete the SF-182 Training Authorization Form, required by Federal agencies to obligate funding, prior to the use of a federal credit card to pay tuition;
  • processing validation information required by state and local agencies or organizations, prior to the use of a credit card to pay tuition.
Would you like to reserve a block of seats for Managing by Network in 2019? 

Contact Liz Madison concerning details and tuition.

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