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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!

Coming Up:

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


  • The Road Behind, the Path Ahead
  • Gathering-In


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

  • Session 16: Community Connections, June 6 & 7 Session 16: Community Connections, June 6 & 7

    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...

  • Session 15: Adapting to Change, May 23 & 24 Session 15: Adapting to Change, May 23 & 24

    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...

  • Session 14: Look Beneath the Surface, May 16 & 17 Session 14: Look Beneath the Surface, May 16 & 17

    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...

  • Session 13: Get Your Ducks in a Row, May 9  & 10 Session 13: Get Your Ducks in a Row, May 9 & 10

    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...

  • Session 12: Walk a Mile in Their Shoes, April 25 & 26 Session 12: Walk a Mile in Their Shoes, April 25 & 26

    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...

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Do you have a schedule conflict?

If you know you will miss a webinar, please email us:

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:

    1. create or strengthen an internal and external network of individuals and organizations to advance the mission of the agency;
    2. build trust with external partners using collaborative leadership, partnership leverage, and partner cultural awareness;
    3. sustain partnership accountability using external awareness and communication skills including collaboration, conflict management, facilitation, persuasion, and negotiation;
    4. develop, monitor, and evaluate formal partnership agreements and projects that rely on a mix of federal and nonfederal funding, and
    5. recognize the intent of agency policies and practices related to partner fundraising and donation activities. 

MBN 2018 Course Schedule

2018 Schedule

 2018 MBN Roster 

2018 MBN Roster

As of 5.17.2018

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MBN Instructors




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