Recommended Training


The Managing by Network course features the knowledge, skills, abilities and behaviors associated with 22 partnership and community collaboration competencies, as defined by the Office of Personnel Management (OPM). DOI Talent Reference: Partnership and Community Collaboration Academy: Managing by Network (USFWS: NCTC CLM 8123).

Explore the competency chart and course list below for additional training opportunities. 

NCTC offerings are linked to the NCTC course guide. Find by keyword or course number.




Community Collaboration


Community Collaboration


Strategic Thinking


Strategic Thinking



Partnership Management


Partnership Management









  • Crucial Accountability (Vital Smarts)
  • Restoration Policy, Planning, and Partnering  (USFWS NCTC: CSP3133)
  • 5 Choices for Extraordinary Productivity (BLM webinar, DOI Talent)
  • 7 Habits of Highly Effective People - Foundations (BLM webinar, DOI Talent)
  • Agency/Bureau Specific: Federal Ethics Principles and Regulations 



USDA Forest Service



US Fish and Wildlife Service






Podcasts and Recorded Webinars are available from the Human Dimensions Branch, National Wildlife Refuge System. 

Here you will find a wide range of topics including:

  • Commitment to Collaboration: Facilitating Working Groups of Tribes and Government Agencies

  • Persuasive Communication for Behavior Change

  • Identifying and Engaging Stakeholders

  • Engaging with Urban Communities: Connecting People, Conservation & Public Agencies

  • Randy Olson: Communicating a Message through Storytelling

  • and much more.

These courses are recommended by: 

  • USFWS, National Conservation Training Center
  • BLM Division of Education, Interpretation and Partnerships
  • BLM National Training Center
  • USFS, National Partnership Office
  • USACE, Institute for Water Resources, Collaboration and Public Participation Center of Expertise (CPCX)
  • DOI Office of Collaborative Action and Dispute Resolution (CADR)
  • Partnership and Community Collaboration Academy and Academy alumni

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