Managing by Network

2021 Tuition

 
The $1,700 tuition fee for Managing by Network includes 17 webinars, 4 study hall weeks, individual training needs self-assessment, course evaluation, and training certificate.

The course also includes access to instructional presentations, related resources and links, and voluntary opportunities for learning and development including the case study program, networking sessions with peers and instructors, homework, and practical exercises.

Selection for Managing by Network is competitive, regardless of tuition funding option. Space is limited to 120 seats for this interagency course. Eligibility for scholarships varies by agency, as described below. 

Apply for Managing by Network (link will be active 10/1)

National Scholarship Opportunities

The acceptance of a National Scholarship obligates the course participant to fulfill the course requirements on behalf of their work unit. If a scholarship recipient must withdraw from the course prior to completing certificate requirements, work unit reimbursement of the scholarship may apply, specific to the policies of the BLM, NPS, USFWS or USDA Forest Service.

  • BLM: The BLM National Conservation Lands and Community Partnerships Directorate and National Training Center provide a limited number of National Scholarships for participants, funding the entire $1,700 tuition fee. BLM applicants will automatically be considered for a scholarship.
  • NPS: The NPS Stewardship Institute provides a limited number of National Scholarships for NPS participants, funding the entire $1,700 tuition fee. NPS applicants will automatically be considered for a scholarship.
  • USFWS: The USFWS National Conservation Training Center provides a limited number of National Scholarships for participants, funding the entire $1,700 tuition fee. USFWS applicants will automatically be considered for a scholarship.
  • USDA Forest Service: The USDA FS National Partnership Office provide a limited number of National Scholarships for participants, funding the entire $1,700 tuition fee. USDA Forest Service applicants will automatically be considered for a scholarship.

Open Seat Opportunities

Open seat applicants must work with or on behalf of at least one of the cohost agencies. Applicants selected for Open Seats must confirm their funding by December 31, 2020. Prior to the use of a federal credit card to pay tuition, Federal agencies should complete the SF-182 Training Authorization Form to obligate funding. 

Tuition invoices will be submitted for payment in January 2021, coinciding with the start of the course. 

  • USACE: For applicants from the US Army Corps of Engineers, the $1,700 tuition fee is funded by the individual's agency work unit. Participants from the same work unit may be asked to coordinate tuition payments. USACE applicants receive preference in Open seat selection.
  • NOAA: For applicants from NOAA, $1,700 tuition fee is funded by the individual's agency work unit. Participants from the same work unit may be asked to coordinate tuition payments. NOAA applicants receive preference in Open seat selection.
  • Other Federal Agencies; State, County, and Municipal agencies; Tribes; Nonprofit organizations: The $1,700 tuition fee is funded by the individual's agency work unit or organization, or by the individual.

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

Contact Anne Desmarais for more information about tuition payment information, including: 

  • secure credit card payments;
  • vendor information needed to complete the SF-182 Training Authorization Form. This form is 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.

Managing by Network is cohosted by:

  • BLM, National Conservation Lands and Community Partnerships Directorate
  • BLM, National Training Center
  • DOI, Office of Collaborative Action and Dispute Resolution
  • NPS, Stewardship Institute
  • US Army Corps of Engineers, Collaboration and Public Participation Center of Expertise
  • USDA Forest Service, National Partnership Office
  • USFWS, National Conservation Training Center

Academy Refund Policy

Refund Policy

 

MBN Overview

MBN Overview

 

MBN Application

 
MBN Course Schedule

MBN Course Schedule

 
Managing by Network FAQ

MBN FAQ

 
Instructors

MBN Instructors

 

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