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USDA Office of Partnerships & Public Engagement (OPPE)

Partnership and Community Collaboration Academy

Train-the-Trainer Workshop and Webinar:

Partnership and Community Collaboration Fundamentals

The goal of the sessions is to grow an OneUSDA culture that builds ability, expertise, and adaptability – preparing all USDA staff for effective delivery of customer service enhancements and implementing the new Farm Bill. This program will utilize a farm, partner, and community-centered outreach model to give staff the ability to look at farms, communities, and partners holistically, then assess and engage with customers on how USDA can layer program offerings and be of service.

Join us onsite for three days of training that will:

  • Provide you with a deeper and more integrated understanding of effective outreach and partnership fundamentals
  • Expand USDA's capacity for outreach, cross agency collaboration, and communication in the field
  • Increase your confidence as an instructor of applied training
  • Support your use of peer-learning for partnership and community collaboration fundamentals
  • Introduce you to effective instructional materials and proven methodologies to support best practices and time management for the planning, preparation, and delivery of regional training
  • Strengthen the teamwork of NCR trainers.
  • Recognize the contributions of NCR trainers in the Train-the-Trainer program.


Workshop Dates: August 28-30, 2018

Complete your registration information by August 14, 2018.


Location: National 4-H Conference Center

7100 Connecticut Ave

Chevy Chase, MD 20815

There will be a shuttle to and from USDA each day. Shuttles will leave NLT than 7:15. 

Those seeking to take the shuttle should RSVP to by COB on August 20.


Join us later this fall for the Lessons Learned Webinar to discuss your regional workshop evaluations and lessons learned. Date TBD.


USDA Office of Partnerships & Public Engagement (OPPE)

The Secretary established the Office of Partnerships and Public Engagement (OPPE) to rapidly expand outreach to America’s agricultural community and facilitate greater access to USDA programs. Additionally, OPPE serves as the lead agent for USDA partnership and outreach activities with tasking and reporting authority to direct, coordinate and control all target programs. 

Programs include all components of the Office of Advocacy and Outreach including Small Farms and Beginning Farmer/Rancher and youth outreach and integration into workforce diversity 2030, Office of Tribal Relations, Military Veterans Agricultural Liaison and supporting Veterans Program Initiative, The Center for Faith and Opportunity, and any other such programs the Secretary deems essential to serve the interest of USDA. 

Contact: Diane Cullo, Director, Office of Partnerships and Public Engagement.,, 202-260-8259

  The Partnership and Community Collaboration Academy is pleased to deliver Train the Trainer: Partnership and Community Collaboration Fundamentals.

We provide training and facilitation services and instructional resources for Federal employees and their partners to explore practices, build skills and learn from peers.

Contact: Partnership and Community Collaboration Academy,

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