Selection of participants in this inter-agency course is determined through an application process. PLEASE DO NOT APPLY HERE. Discuss attendance with your supervisor, and apply at http://www.partnership-academy.net/. For more information on this course, please contact your agency training staff. For USFWS employees, contact Julie Study, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Partnership and Community Collaboration: Managing by Network is an interagency applied learning course designed to strengthen the partnership and community collaboration skills of BLM, NPS, USFWS and USFS managers, specialists and front line supervisors. Participants learn the principles and techniques of managing by network through peer-learning, case studies, interactive exercises and facilitated discussion. The learning occurs among a cohort of colleagues from the sister agencies.
The online class meets twice a month for nine months and consists of a total of eighteen two-hour webinars. During the webinars, the contracted lead instructor with guest instructors from public agencies, the private sector and the nonprofit community share knowledge and insights on partnerships management that includes collaborative leadership, entrepreneurship, ethics, evaluation, managing agreements, negotiations, partner cultural awareness and more. A course website with materials, library, videos, case studies and news is offered as a companion to the online class.
Objectives: Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to accelerate progress on partnership projects or programs, community collaboration and mission related goals by applying knowledge and skills learned in the course to:
- Build trust with external partners using facilitation, influencing and negotiation, partnership leverage and partner cultural awareness.
- Sustain partnership accountability, communication, external awareness and political savvy.
- Develop, monitor and evaluate formal partnership agreements, fundraising and donation practices and projects that rely on a mix of federal and non-federal funding.
- Create or strengthen an internal and external network of individuals and organizations to advance the mission of the agency.
Target Audience: BLM, NPS, USFWS and USFS managers, specialists and front line supervisors with partnership and community collaboration responsibilities.
The course begins in January and ends in September. The application and selection process takes place October -November. You will be notified of your selection in December. To apply for this course, go to: http://www.partnership-academy.net/