Collaborative Conservation: Partnerships in Practice (Online)


Target Audience:

Graduates of the CLM8123 - Partnership and Community Collaboration: Managing by Network course or those who have similar experience.

Summary and Objectives:

Collaborative Conservation: Partnerships in Practice (C2P2) is designed for federal employees actively involved in community-based partnerships who want to further develop their understanding and use of social science concepts, practices, and tools to strengthen community engagement and achieve long-term human and ecological outcomes. This advanced-level course builds on the foundational skills taught in the Partnership and Community Collaboration Academy: Managing by Network course. Through lecture, facilitated discussion, case study presentations, panel discussions, selected reading and peer-learning, participants will interact with instructors, partnership practitioners, and each other.

  • Instructors will share concepts for framing and adapting partnership strategies, the latest models and practices identified through social science research, and new social science tools to enhance community engagement.
  • Partnership practitioners will share lessons learned from the field and how enduring partnerships overcame barriers and emerging partnerships opportunities can be aligned to respond to today's conservation priorities.
  • Participants will share a specific partnership opportunity and/or challenge to discuss and brainstorm with the class and instructional team. E Participants will cultivate their partnership and community collaboration competencies, and then transfer and apply their understanding of practices featured in the course to their partnerships and collaborative networks.

Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Demonstrate the competencies needed for developing successful collaborative partnerships.
  • Identify the skills and expertise found in successful partnerships and transfer that knowledge to their partnerships.
  • Apply knowledge gained in working across program lines to develop creative, visionary conservation actions that lead to on-the-ground partnership accomplishments.
  • Employ sound techniques to leverage conservation resources effectively, including people and materials.

Competency Addressed: 

Partnering - Advanced, Team Building - Advanced, Accountability - Advanced, Stakeholder Management - Advanced, Strategic Thinking - Advanced, Integrity/Honesty - Advanced 

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Training Tuition Cost
33.0 hours
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