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 17: June 13 or 14 – Commencement
Pre-webinar Assignment: Complete the Managing by Network Course Evaluation by June 22: Link available via email
Instructors: Liz Madison, Anne Desmarais and Peter Williams, PhD
- Peer to Peer Presentations: 2018 Case Studies
- ALPHA: Todd Jones-Farrand, USFWS, LCC Science Coordinator, MO. "The Rise and Fall of a Landscape Conservation Cooperative: Lesson for Large-Scale Collaborative Efforts"
- BETA: Kevin Wright, Marin County Parks, Government and External Affairs Coordinator, CA. "Yard Smart Marin: Think Before You Spray"
- GAMMA: Lisa Van Alstyne, USFWS, Chief, WSFR Policy Branch (Fish & Wildlife Administrator), VA. "When a Good Idea Goes Bad: Taking a Risk on an Alternative Approach in WSFR"
- DELTA: Debra-Ann Brabazon, USFS, Forest Fire Prevention Education Officer/Fire Information, MI. "Engaging Youth: Lessons Learned Along the Path of Growing Relationships"
- Additional resource: "Understanding Adultism: A Major Obstacle to Developing Positive Youth-Adult Relationships"
- The Road Behind, the Path Ahead
On the Horizon:
Complete the course Evaluation and Self-Study by June 22
- Receive your course certificate and individual evaluation results by July 20
- Participants who attended 7 or more live webinars qualify for a certificate of completion.
- Participants who complete 15 or more webinars, a minimum of 7 live plus self-study qualify for an honors certificate.
- Participants who attend 7 or more live webinars and present a case study qualify for an honors certificate.
Course Notebook Materials listed with this arrow icon are recommended for self-study when you miss a webinar.
MBN 2018 Course Notebook
Presentations: Seven Faces of Philanthropy and Partnerships.pdf Working with Foundations: Notes from Class Discussion (PDF) Our Mister Stack.pdf 7 Faces of Partnership Mapping (PPT) or (PDF) Video Assignments: Seven Faces of Philanthropy and...
Presentations: Entrepreneurship and Risk Assessment Discussion.pdf Video Assignments: Entrepreneurship and Partnerships with Liz Madison, 18 mins; podcast available Peer to Peer Presentations: For Self-Study, please review the case study of your choice. Sarah...
Presentations: Federal Ethics Regulations Managing by Network Discussion.pdf Nonprofit Fundraising Perspectives.pdf Video Assignments: Nonprofit Public-Private Partnership with Liz Madison, 18 min Fundraising Events with Marcki Metcalf, 12 mins DEEPER DIVE: Partnership...
Presentations: Formal Partnership Agreements Overview.pdf Agreements Decision Tree_USFS.pdf Peer to Peer Presentations For Self-Study, please review the case study of your choice. Coeli Hoover, USFS, Research Ecologist, NH. "Herding Cats: A Tale of Two...
Presentations: Building Savvy and Resilience in Your Partnership Network (PDF) Insights on Working with Corporate Partners (PDF) Video Assignments: Political Savvy with Liz Madison, 9 mins Additional Resources: USFWS NCTC Competency Model RDP Center for...
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.