Managing by Network
2018 Course Notebook
Welcome to Managing by Network!
Course materials posted here will help you dig deeper as you apply your knowledge and skills.
Find the roster of participants, instructor presentations, links to videos, and additional resources here.
Each week, we will update the materials for "Coming Up" and "On the Horizon." Materials from the previous week's session will be archived at the bottom of the page.
Contact us if you have questions!
Session 12: April 25 or 26 - Walk a Mile in Their Shoes
Instructors: Anne Desmarais, Peter Williams, Jane Hanson and video instructor Liz Madison
- Watch: Political Savvy with Liz Madison, 9 mins
On the Horizon:
Study Hall 4: Week of April 30
1. Attend Office Hours on Thurs May 3rd, 2-3pm EDT: chat with an instructor and other classmates
2. Complete self-study
3. Network with classmates or instructors
4. Explore homework
5. Apply what you learned on the job.
The classroom opens 20 minutes before the start of class. Managing by Network will begin promptly at the top of the hour.
We recommend logging in 5 mins prior to the start of the webinar.
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Course Notebook Materials listed with this arrow icon are recommended for self-study when you miss a webinar.
MBN 2018 Course Notebook
Presentations: Moving Back to the People.pdf If you missed this webinar, watch Moving Back to the People: Understanding Asset Based Community Development with John Titre, USFS. This Spotlight Series webinar was recorded on October 26, 2017. Managing a Mix of Federal and Non-Federal...
Presentations: Strengthening Your Conflict Management Skills presentation (PDF) The Art of Open-Ended Questions Video Assignment: The Ladder of Inference video, with Susan Goodwin, 4 mins Deeper Dive: Conflict Management videos with Susan...
Presentations: Facilitation in Action FACA Principles and Advice Video Assignments Making Meetings Work with Liz Madison, 11 mins; podcast available A Facilitator's Best Practices with Anne Desmarais, 18 mins; podcast available Deeper Dive: Federal...
Presentations: Principled Negotiation Discussion.pdf Persuasion Insights 2018.pdf Video Assignments: The Story of the Orange with Denis Desmarais, 2...
Presentations Community Collaboration Toolbox (PDF) Managing Public Lands for Impact and Sustainability, Executive Summary Video Assignments: Measuring the Health of Mt. Tam, Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy, 5 mins Stakeholder Analysis video with Joy Lujan, 5...
Do you have a schedule conflict?
If you know you will miss a webinar, please email us: email@example.com.
Here are some ways you can catch up:
• Review session materials posted here: pre-webinar videos, presentations, activities or resources; you can receive credit for self-study work.
• Invite a colleague to sit in for you, and debrief later; and
• 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.
Please note that we do not record Managing by Network webinars in order to encourage everyone to speak freely about their work in partnership, without concern about their comments being taken out of context.
MBN Course Objectives
Applying knowledge and skills learned in this course, participants will be able to:
- create or strengthen an internal and external network of individuals and organizations to advance the mission of the agency;
- build trust with external partners using collaborative leadership, partnership leverage, and partner cultural awareness;
- sustain partnership accountability using external awareness and communication skills including collaboration, conflict management, facilitation, persuasion, and negotiation;
- develop, monitor, and evaluate formal partnership agreements and projects that rely on a mix of federal and nonfederal funding, and
- recognize the intent of agency policies and practices related to partner fundraising and donation activities.