CLM8123 - Partnership and Community Collaboration: Managing by Network

Course CodeCLM8123
Course TitlePartnership and Community Collaboration: Managing by Network

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 For more information on this course, please contact your agency training staff. For USFWS employees, contact Linda Lufkin,

Managing by Network is an interagency applied learning course designed for federal managers, specialists or front-line supervisors involved in partnership and community collaboration. Curriculum centers on the 22 partnership and community collaboration competencies defined by OPM.

Learn how to strengthen formal and informal partnerships and foster community stakeholder engagement. Acquire knowledge and build skills with your interagency peers. Participants learn the principles and practices of Managing by Network through interactive online training. This course includes 17 webinars hosted from January to June. Application opens in October.

Through a series of 17 two-hour online seminars, the contracted lead instructors, along with guest instructors from public agencies, the private sector and the nonprofit community, share knowledge and insights on partnerships management. Topics include collaborative leadership, entrepreneurship, ethics, evaluation, managing agreements, negotiations, partner cultural awareness and more. Visit the website for course materials, instructional videos, case studies and more at

Managing by Network Learning 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. 3sustain 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. identify and apply agency policies and practices related to partner fundraising and donation activities.


Field managers, program leads or specialists with current partnership or community collaboration responsibilities.

The course begins in January and ends in June. 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:

Delivery MethodOnline Instructor Led
Non-FWS Fee$1,600.00
Instructional Hours34
Course Content ContactLinda Lufkin;; (304) 876-7484;
Curriculum CategoryOutreach and Partnerships
Registration LinkLMS
College Credit NameSemester Hours
College Credit Value2
Extracted from DOI LEARN on8/23/2017 3:30:21 AM

Schedule:  CLM8123 - Partnership and Community Collaboration: Managing by Network