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2018 Course Notebook


Congratulations to the class of 2018!

You can access all the course materials, including instructor presentations, links to videos, and additional resources on this page. These materials will be available until June of 2019.

Optional Homework assignments from the 2018 Study Hall page have been added into each session's archive. Download all the assignments here.

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MBN 2018 Course Notebook

  • Session 10: Calm the Waters, April 11 & 12 Session 10: Calm the Waters, April 11 & 12

    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...

  • Session 11: Smart Moves, April 18  & 19 Session 11: Smart Moves, April 18 & 19

    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...

  • 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...

  • 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 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...

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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

2018 Optional Homework 

2018 Case Studies

2018 Case Studies

MBN Instructors




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